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Playing, dancing, contacting in groups. Exploring togetherness together.   From contact party games to ensemble states and scores that drop you into group contact dancing.  I want to tap into our potential to connect beyond the duet (and the trio--More than Three because group experience is less known than the trio).

 

Scott Wells (USA)

In 1981 Scott Wells discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance.  He stuck with both, received an MFA in dance from the University of Illinois (1991) and currently directs a company in San Francisco.  Wells has created works for skateboarders, for boxers and choreographed West Side Story for Sonoma State University.   Scott has twice received the Izzie (San Francisco’s most prestigious dance award) for Outstanding Choreography and was selected by Dance Magazine as “one of the 25 To Watch”.  Scott has toured to Europe for the last 20 years teaching and performing in festivals in Moscow, Barcelona, Budapest, Berlin, Vienna (Impulstanz), Zagreb, Bucharest and Ankara to name a few. Wells has been practicing Alexander Technique for twenty five years and BMC for fifteen. 


Scott’s style of contact is athletic and emphasizes freedom of movement, flying, fluid acrobatics (easy to advanced), safety, precision, pleasure and technique.  What students often like best in Scott's classes is the variance between the meditative, listening, slow and sensual dancing and the fun, playful, very physical dancing.  And students appreciate how the scary or advanced moves are safe, relaxed and made possible.