Contact Improvisation that Educates and Activates the Body
open to ALL moving bodies & curious minds

In this workshop we will be investigating how an embodied understanding of the concepts in facial research can enliven our movement sensibilities and expand our choices.

We will explore:

· The art of sensing our individual tensegrity and structural alignment so impact can travel efficiently and easily through the fluid architecture of our joints

· Honing in on our tracking techniques and sense of timing in order to harness collaborative momentum

· The diversity of ways that our quality of touch affects the mechanoreceptors in our connective tissue.

· The evolving whole: playing with both composition & connection to touch into the poetics of the dance.

Luxuriating in our floor work we will utilize this aspect of the dance as a foundation for nuanced unfolding communication and palpable connection into the core. Through a moving form of simultaneous reciprocal bodywork, we will explore the dynamic relationship between compression and release that leads naturally into expansive dancing.


Saturday, January 9th, 2016


NYS3 (Studio A)
2002 Riverside Drive, Loft Building I, New Studio A   —   Asheville, NC 28804


$20-60 Suggested Sliding Scale

That’s what we need to average to put this event on. Pay what you feel is right for your financial situation and how much you value the offering. It can be above or below the scale range.

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Payment in Cash or Check at door is also acceptable, contact to pre-register in case of cash/check payment.


In front of Loft I entrance; across the street; lots of extra parking behind the building – drive to the end of the building complex and turn and follow the road (tracks) to park across from the park/picnic table area – enter back door and follow upstairs and around the hall to the NYS3 studio.

Teacher Bio:

brando&tim4 (1)AARON BRANDO holds a Masters Degree in Education and loves the art of crafting pedagogy in a non-codified system such as CI. Brando teaches CI in the U.S. and internationally. He serves on the Board of Directors for Earthdance Retreat Center. Brando created the event, CI Ground Research, which encourages the ongoing research of Contact Improvisation by dancers from around the world. Brando trained with Tom Myers at the KMI Institute and is a certified Fascial Bodywork/Structural Integration practitioner. He served a two-year residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, is a certified Yoga teacher and has a 20-year history with Vipassana Meditation. More information, including links to Brando’s youTube videos can be found through his website @