Mótus do movement with contact improvisation for children and parents in Milton Keynes

On Sunday May 14, MÓTUS have invited Monica Giacomin to lead a day of workshops in contact improvisation.

This is an improvised dance form between people using physical contact.

Working together playfully, participants can start to explore lifting and supporting one another through movement.

Contakids is a new initiative encouraging developing contact improvisation ideas between children and their parents.

ContaKids uses simple exercises in the form of games: children enhance and improve their motor skills and self-confidence while parents develop a sense of trust in their child and themselves.

Two Contakids workshops will be hosted for parents and children – the first session for children aged between two and five years old with their parent (11.30am-12.30pm), the second aimed at those with children between six and nine years (12.30pm – 1.30pm).

Both sessions last an hour, and cost just £8 for both adult and child to participate.

Later in the afternoon, there will be a three hour contact improvisation workshop for adults – particularly focusing on working in groups of three people and what opportunities this might offer in terms of flight!

So don’t let the kids have all the fun! This session will run between 3 and 6pm, costing £8 per participant.

The day will culminate in a Contact Jam from 6.15pm which is open to all – adults, families and children.

Using skills acquired in the workshop sessions this is a chance to play with Contact Improvisation as a group and see what happens in the moment rather than being lead through games and exercises.

To get involved with just the jam it’s £8; if you’re planning on attending one of the other workshops during the day you can do both for a combined price of just £12.


To book email motusdancefestival@gmail.com for a booking form.