Italian Festival of Contact Improvisation

29 May – 31 June Pre-Festival WORKSHOP | 1 – 7 June FESTIVAL

The Italy Festival of Contact Improvisation organizers say:

“A great team of teachers will be with us for the next edition!

The first one that we announce is

Karen Nelson
that will lead the
pre-festival workshop and one of the intensives!

Karen Nelson since 40 years in the dance field is a dancer, performer and teacher, that was since the very biginning of the form reserching about CI and Improvisation.

She worked a lot with Steve Paxton and with Material for the Spine, and with Lisa Nelson and the practice of the Tuning Score.

From the 1990’s Karen was dancing with Image Lab a group of dancer ( K.J Holmes, Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith) committed to exploring Tuning Score as a tool for making dances in performance.

Karen founded DanceAbility and Diverse Dance Research Retreat and worked for 8years as Care Taker in a Buddhist meditation retreat center.

She brings Embodied Life, combining Feldenkrais- influenced movement, zen-influenced meditation and embodied listening or focus.”

Learn more about Italy Festival of Contact Improvisation.