Experienced contact dance teacher Martin joins us to talk contact improv dance. We discuss spontaneous movement, the “open source” structure of CI, the relationship to aikido and other systems, cross-cultural factors, South American jams, naked contact, softening gaze, research, contact as relational mirror, learning about oneself through dancing, “terminus stations”, how we dress to a practice, what the room reveals, how you make and leave partners reveals, working with boundaries, the political apathy of dancers, how we dance in times of war, incorporating the conservative and getting to know place.
106. Dance as Mirror – with Martin Keogh
Our Podcast Interviewers
Patricia is a Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Family Constellations Facilitator. She is a lead trainer of the Trauma Coaching certification and the Courage to Lead course for female facilitators.
Karin van Maanen
Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher and embodiment trainer with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. She's co-author of Embodied Meditation and is lead trainer on the Embodied Meditation and Embodied Toolkit certifications.
Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.