TripCI - Ride & Redirect with Lewis Wilkins
Fri 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  |  £5 on the door
These are contact improvisation classes lead by the TRIPCI collective.
TRIPCI is a London based contact improvisation collective of 10 experienced CI practitioners, dance artists and teachers from various backgrounds and influences such as BMC, physical theatre, choreography, Feldenkrais, contemporary dance, yoga, massage to name a few.

The collective comes together every Friday 11am-12:30pm at TripSpace to teach an open class.
Dancers and anyone eager to improve their contact skills are welcome.
Each session is led by one or several members of the collective.


A class about paying attention, decision making, and dancing; noticing how we might choose to understand and respond to the physical invitations that take place within the practice of CI, and from where they originate. We will explore how listening and following (riding the waves of internal and external propositions) can draw us away from pure form and habitual patterns, and how we might use the idea of redirection as a means for creating punctuation, steering change, and towards finding greater autonomy. I also enjoy practicing some of the more acrobatic contact skills. Some time will be allocated to this during the session.

Lewis trained and completed his BA (hons) 1st degree at London Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating in 2009 he has danced with companies and choreographers including; Scottish Dance Theatre, Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures, Richard Alston Dance Company, Tom Dale Company, TrashDollys, Jean Abreu Dance, John Ross Dance, James Wilton Dance, Léa Tirabasso, and Riccardo Buscarini.
He also recently performed at The National Theatre in the award winning Angels in America, directed by Marianne Elliot.
Lewis often leads classes and workshops in the UK and abroad, and regularly teaches at London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School, TripSpace, and for several professional dance companies. Lewis has been dancing Contact Improvisation for 12 years, and over the last 4 years it has become his primary area of movement practice and research.

Photo credit:Dominic farlam photography

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