Jun 02 2018
Aug 18 2018


Presented by City of Play at Allegheny YMCA

Ludovia is experimental carnival training

Winner of the US Play Coalition's 2017 Action Grant, Ludovia is an interdisciplinary physical class that synthesizes dance, martial arts, theater, and team sports to train physical, emotional, and social communication. It is rooted in City of Play's philosophy of the Adult Play Cycle, and serves as the fundamental training for everything we do.

Drawing on techniques from Isshinryu Karate, Aikido, Tai-Chi, Capoeira, Jerzy Grotowski, Augusto Boal, Contact Improvisation, Viewpoints, Parade, Soccer, Yoga, Clown, and Mask, Ludovia is a holistic fitness class for carnival participants. As participation grows, class will be divided into introductory and advanced groups.

Meeting every Saturday at 2pm at the Allegheny YMCA, the class begins with a rigorous physical, vocal, social and emotional warm up. The warm up is followed by performance technique. Experienced participants are invited to join for a second hour of street performance training in the public park across the street from 3-4pm.

Movement clothes recommended

visit cityofplay.org/ludovia to find out more

Admission Info

Participants are encouraged to bring a suggested donation of $10 per class. Cash, Check, & Credit cards are accepted forms of payment.

Phone: 510 225 5221

Dates & Times

2018/06/02 - 2018/08/18

Location Info

Allegheny YMCA

600 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA