Global Underscore

On Sunday 19 June 2016 we will participate in the Global Underscore for the first time.    Join us at the Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Road, Kalk Bay from 4 – 8pm.

The Cape Town Underscore will be led by Thalia Laric who studied with Nancy Stark Smith at EarthDance during January 2016.  See where else in the world the Global Underscore will be hosted.

The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes contact improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition.

Global Underscore was originally conceived in 2000 and organized for a decade by French dancer Claire Filmon in collaboration with Nancy Stark Smith. Coinciding with the summer solstice, this annual event invites dancers at sites all around the world to practice the Underscore simultaneously and share their experiences with a global community of practitioners.

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