Classes will be taught by Otto Ramstad
Thursday evenings 5-6.30PM CET
(No class February 24)
Recordings will be available to people registered.
8 class series 800 Norwegian kroner
Drop in 150 kroner
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Steve Paxton developed Material for the Spine (MFS) beginning in 1986 after contact improvisation as an exploration of the movement possibilities within the muscles surrounding the spine, as well as the connections between the head, pelvis, vertebrae, scapula, feet and hands. This solo practice is supported by specific exercises, body puzzles and ideokinetic imagery.
This online series is an introduction to MFS. It can also help the student access the material from Paxton’s web based video platform. Some brief excerpts will be used in class and it is strongly suggested that those attending buy or rent web access. This is the website: https://www.materialforthespine.com/. It is recommended to watch the free introduction before attending the class. Contredanse offering is a two month subscription during the pandemic: https://contredanse.org/…/material-for-the-spine-une…/
Otto Ramstad has been working with contact improvisation since 1996 and MFS with Paxton since 2010. he have been teaching MFS, with Steve’s permission, at: Tanzfabrik, Tanzquartier, Independent Dance, Contredanse’s Swimming in Gravity Event, Culturgest’s Drafting Interior Techniques Exhibition, and in conjunction with Drafting Interior Techniques Exhibition in Bilbao.
If finances are an issue for you at this time but you would like to participate please email us with details and we can figure out a way to make it happen.