Scott Wells: Lose your head to fly

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blankenship Ballet at Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Practicing flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics, deft maneuvers, we work for clear, satisfying contact improvisation in which pleasure is the first teacher. For the acrobatics in particular, everyone works at their own level as we build group safety and trust—everyone will do something they never expected. Throughout the workshop, we integrate aerial interactions into the contact flow, while discovering ways to increase contact. Jumping ≠ Flying, because jumping is is a muscular action, whereas flying is a joint nervous system based and is affected greatly by emotions and attitude.

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Scott  Wells has received two Izzies, San Francisco’s prestigious dance award, for Best Choreography (2005, 2010). In 2005 he was selected by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 To Watch.”  Wells has created works for skateboarders, for boxers and choreographed West Side Story for Sonoma State University. He has taught in dance festivals in Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Austria (Impulstanz), Germany, Spain, Romania and Italy. Wells has been practicing Alexander Technique for 20 years and BMC for 10.

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