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Movement Research Workshops Spring 2011

Don’t miss these GREAT workshops!!

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John Jasperse
April 17 SUN 2:30 pm-5:30 pm Eden’s Expressway
April 24 SUN 2:30 pm-5:30 pm Center for Performance Research
April 30 SAT 4:30 pm-8:30 pm Eden’s Expressway

In this workshop we will explore what matters to us and how we might work with those concerns in creating dance and performance. In order to do this in such a short time, in advance of the workshop, I need all participants to write me an email (details provided after registration) that lists one concern which doesn’t necessarily have any direct and obvious relationship to dance and performance as well as one concern that relates more directly to dance and performance specifically. It is crucial that these concerns are genuinely of interest to each of the participants as they will form the foundation of the workshop. From this list, we will generate and execute scores to experiment with in class. Concerns are due by April 11. If there is any confusion about this, I will attempt to resolve this with the individual participants over the next days. All participants will receive a full list of all the participants’ concerns by mid-week prior to session 1. In session 1 we will discuss the list of concerns and attempt to jointly make and try some scores in a democratic group process to physically work with in the studio that abstract these concerns. Between session 1 and 2 participants will be asked to continue this process with this list of concerns on their own. In Session 2 we will physically work in the studio with the scores individual participants have generated over the week, both as solos duets and groups. In session 3 we will work trying to compositionally co-relate explorations which emerged of interest to us in the first 2 sessions. Ideally all participants will commit to attending all three sessions. If this is impossible, participants must have attended prior sessions in order to come, i.e. you can take sessions 1 and 2 and not attend session 3, but you can’t attend session 3 if you haven’t attended sessions 1 and 2. Similarly, you can’t attend session 2 if you haven’t come to session 1.

Barbara Mahler
April 18- April 25 MON 6-7:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$18 per drop-in session

A slow movement workshop, for all levels, this class is based on the essential principles of the body and mind which make of up the foundation of Klein Technique. Its goal is to bridge the gap between the slow and focused depth of work done in the stretch and placement classes to moving and dancing. It will utilize and explain the relationship and importance of the pelvis in relationship to efficiency and clarity of movement and then weave together the important connections in the body to better facilitate clarity, articulation, and coordination for powerful and rich moving. Each session begins with a particular warm-up, which changes each week, and ends with moving across the floor to bring all the parts of the class together as a whole. It is recommended that drop-in students have had some experience with Klein Technique.,

Mariangela Lopez
April 24 – May 15 SUN 4-6pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway
$10 per session

This workshop is open to everyone interested in sharing movement experiences. We will practice listening to our instincts as movers and disregarding all preconceived ideas of how one “should” move in space. The participants will explore their own creative movement potential by releasing personal memories and perceptions of their own environment by utilizing the power of the group to build a collective experience. This workshop is about finding ways to make more visceral choices rather than intellectualizing the design of the body in the space. It is about experiencing the joy for moving and dancing to become totally physical and present, yet connected to our internal states.

Jim Clayburgh

April 26 – April 29
TUE, WED, THURS, FRI 12:15 pm-2:45 pm
Avenue C Studio

How to Talk to, Deal With, and Learn to Love/Hate Designers
Master Class with Jim Clayburgh. How to talk to, deal with, and learn to love/hate designers. Jim Clayburgh, scenographer, discusses his system that helps him “speak” with choreographers. In addition to his work with The Wooster Group, Mr. Clayburgh has designed theater pieces at the Salzburg Festival, Pepsico Festival, The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Creation Company, Mabou Mines and Second Stage including work directed by Richard Foreman, David Rabe, Des McAnuff, Wilford Leach, Matthew Maguire, Hal Hartley, Isabella Soupart, and Jeffrey M. Jones. He has designed lighting for dance pieces by Rosas, Compagnie Michele Anne de Mey, Compagnie Pierre Droulers, Joji Inc, Wim Vandekeybus, the musical Ensemble, Ictus and Walpurgis all Belgian companies, and as well for the Ballet de Geneve (Suisse), EN-KNAP (Slovenia). In opera, Mr. Clayburgh ‘s work includes “Aventures Nouvelles Adventures”of Ligeti, produced by the Monnaie/Munt on Brussels for which he conceived and co-directed with Pierre Droulers and designed the decor, lighting and costumes. Mr. Clayburgh designed the lighting for “Reppresentatione di Anima et di Corpo” of Cavalieri also at the Monnaie/Munt.

Kenji Takagi

May 16 – May 20 MON, TUE, WED, THURS, FRI
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Gina Gibney Studio

Motivating Dynamics
What is true motivation for movement? When does dance feel real? What qualities contribute to the dynamic momentum of a dance phrase? Contrasts between extreme spatial extension and central impacts, risky and playful handling of body weight and creating or overcoming resistance will be explored. Each class will consist of a warm up based on Laban analysis, and then I will offer ideas for creating and executing movement in an open research situation.

Barbara Dilley
May 23-26 MON-THURS 12:30-3:30pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

The Red Square: a Place marked out for Divination
To strengthen our composing muscles, our intuition, our finding of patterns, stories ~ the way home. Using large Red twine to enclose a space, letting the power generate and invoke patterns, designs, stimulating our image-in-ation/visualization. Not dancing only inside but also composing: with self/others/allies (objects)/text and sound and, possibly, dark and light.

Two Events at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Movement Research & UC Irvive, Baryshnikov Arts Center & Performa.

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 8pm: Film Screening;  Saturday, Oct. 24th, 10am-2pm: Workshop. Active Space Technology workshop. FREE. Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space at 450 W 37 Street.
John Crawford, Jodi Gates, and Lisa Naugle

photo: Meg Stuart, Auf den Tisch, 2009 copyrigh Nato, courtesy of Performa

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