Somatic Center’s
Contact Kirtan
Studio Helix, 150 Main St, Northampton, MA
June 16th, 2017
6:30-10:00pm

As a soulful practice of sound and rhythm, rooted in eastern spiritual traditions, kirtan creates a palpable, ‘soul-scape’ that invites our hearts to soar.  Add-in a contact-savvy group of dancers and you’ve got one bliss-filled event.

No previous experience with contat improv necessary. Contact Improv, framed with a tantric lens, will be taught in the first hour.

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Band member sitting on stage playing

Live music with Shubalanda and band


A short history
As an avid contact improv dancer and lover of Kirtan, I have, for years, imagined bringing these two worlds together.  Almost three years ago, Adam Bauer sang Kirtan at my birthday party.  Lots of dancer friends were there.  As the room filled with those soulful sounds, I had to dance.  And so, I slid over to friend Moti Zemelman to initiate a dance.  The room slowly turned into a contact-improv jam, including a hilarious ‘contact-over-the-couch’ moment.  Band members’ eyes popped, as the devotional, call-and-response, seated form, was undeniably challenged.  The tense moment dispelled as it became apparent, everything was unfolding with such reverence.  A new form was born – Contact Kirtan.  It’s now found in many venues throughout the region.

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Somatic Center’s
Contact Kirtan

Studio Helix, 150 Main St, Northampton, MA
June 16th, 2017
6:30-10:00pm
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Cost:

Introductory Class 6:30-7:30pm: $10
Contact Kirtan Only 7:30-10pm: $15
Class and Contact Kirtan 6:30-10pm: $25

Questions?
info@somatic-center.com
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