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Teaching at Gibney Dance Monday Mornings
Sep
9
to Jun 29

Teaching at Gibney Dance Monday Mornings

We will dive into the deep end of our own great unknown with Authentic Movement and improvisation. Authentic Movement is an expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants a type of free association of the body. It’s a seemingly simple form of self-directed movement, usually done with eyes closed and attention directed inward, in the presence of at least one witness. Movers explore spontaneous gestures, movements, and stillness, following inner impulses in the present moment. Witnesses gain attunment to their expectations and to how and what they see. Both enter a space of generosity, care and vulnerability. Then working in this newly opened inter personal space, more formalized directed improvisational exercises push our boundaries of awareness, creative power and how we all can do, think and see.


This is a friendly space to meld feeling, knowing and moving and re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty. Open level workshop.

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280 Broadway, NYC

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CPR Presents: We Need a Moment. An Authentic Movement Workshop with CPR AiR Katie Workum
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

CPR Presents: We Need a Moment. An Authentic Movement Workshop with CPR AiR Katie Workum

October 6, 12p-5p
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn


Tickets: $20 at the door, RSVP to programs@cprnyc.org

Open to all levels

Workshop, 12:00p – 3:00p

In this immersive 3 hour workshop, we will dive into the deep end of our own great unknown with Authentic Movement and improvisation. Authentic Movement is an expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants a type of free association of the body. It’s a seemingly simple form of self-directed movement, usually done with eyes closed and attention directed inward, in the presence of at least one witness. Movers explore spontaneous gestures, movements, and stillness, following inner impulses in the present moment. Witnesses gain attunement to their expectations and to how and what they see. Both enter a space of generosity, care and vulnerability. Then working in this newly opened inter personal space, more formalized directed improvisational exercises push our boundaries of awareness, creative power and how we all can do, think and see.

This is a friendly space to meld feeling, knowing and moving and re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty. Open level workshop.

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PANEL DISCUSSION:  Improvisation in the Studio, practices in choreography.
Oct
6
3:30 PM15:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Improvisation in the Studio, practices in choreography.

Should it Stay or Should it Go now? Improvisation in the Studio, practices in choreography. Panel Discussion.

Sunday Oct 6th, 3:30p – 5:00m, following the workshop at CPR listed below. Workshop attendance not necessary to join.

Improvisation has long been a methodology for making work in contemporary dance practices. Here we talk with makers and movers alike to try to shed light on how it is used by different artists and get into issues of ownership in material making.

Moderated by CPR Director Charlotte Farrell. Panelists include Leslie Cuyjet, Eleanor Smith and more.

free

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Teaching at Gibney Dance Mondays in June and July
Jun
3
to Jul 29

Teaching at Gibney Dance Mondays in June and July

I’m teaching Authentic Movement and Improvisational Forms at Gibney Dance MONDAYS in JUNE and JULY 10-12pm

In the class we will utilize Authentic Movement (AM) paired with improvisations as a methodology to reach a more meaningful and intuitive place from which to be and move.  AM is an improvisational technique in which a witnessed person moves with eyes closed for an extended period of time responding to impulse alone. Deepening our intuitive and intellectual selves,  we can become a dancing whole entity: equal parts mind, body, choice and intuition. This class is for anyone who wants to stop and take a breath, to look at what you have been taking for granted, to expand then release, meld feeling and knowing,  re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty and to learn and be humbled by the great unknown.

register here

280 Broadway NYC

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Living Gallery at Gibney Dance
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Living Gallery at Gibney Dance

How do we employ necessary tactics for collaboration while staying invested in our freedoms and autonomies? Blending ritual, Authentic Movement and an improvisational practice and performance model, this ongoing work endeavors to make an alternative culture for creation based in cultivated risk and care. Leslie Cuyjet, Weena Pauly, Jess Pretty, Eleanor Smith, David Thomson, Anna Witenburg and Darrin Wright are the builders and the container, working together live to testify our shifting present, selves and group. This is a performance, practice and public experience as one. Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

FREE, rsvp suggested

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Morning Moving Meditation
Sep
29
to Oct 13

Morning Moving Meditation

Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, Massachusetts in the Berkshires.

Start your day with meditation and movement workshops on Saturdays and Sunday (Sept 29, 30 & October 13) in an authentic Shaker village. All ages/abilities welcome. Classes are at 9am, and include admission to Country Fair for the entire day. Get moving! Part of the Country Fair weekend.

$25/$22.50 members

https://hancockshakervillage.org/event/13345/?instance_id=30049

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authenticate this! the class
Sep
21
to Dec 14

authenticate this! the class

BSKD, Fridays 10-12 beginning Septemer 21th, 2018

By utilizing Authentic Movement and improvisations to reach a more meaningful and intuitive place from which to move, we will become powerful in our dancing and our lives. Authentic Movement is a closed-eyed, long-form improvisational exchange, where we can deepen our intuitive and intellectual selves. We work from equal parts mind, body, choice and impulse, finding new connections and finding true self.   This class is open level.

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The Let Go/ Nick Cave at The Park Avenue Armory
Jun
17
3:30 PM15:30

The Let Go/ Nick Cave at The Park Avenue Armory

Please join an extended community of dancers as we LET GO as part of the weekend installation of NICK CAVE'S THE LET GO at The Park Avenue Armory.  A group of 25 dancers will immerse ourselves in the installation, the sounds and the feeling of this exhibit live.  Using my long form, closed-eyed improvisational practice, adapted to the installation, we will join, commune and LET GO.  join us and move your body, be a witness, be a mover, come let go with us.

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Sunday Salon with CPR Artists-in-Residence
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Salon with CPR Artists-in-Residence

Workum continues her work with ritual and improvisation, currently asking how to reclaim concepts of ‘form’ from existing for primarily for an outside gaze, to enhancing form to create open channels for living and creating.  In this work in process she grounds her questions within historical research in the Utopian community of The Shakers.  Melinda Ring, Kimberly Brandt and Antonio Ramos and The Gangbangers round out the day.  please check CPR website for times.

Free admission. $5 donation encouraged at door (cash only).

Sunday Salons are a new series of gatherings featuring the work, research materials, and ephemera of CPR’s Artists-in-Residence. Free and open to the public, join us for an afternoon of conversation and mingling punctuated by performances and artist interventions. 

361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY

http://www.cprnyc.org/

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Oct
13
to Oct 15

AUTHENTICATE THIS! the workshop

BKSD, Friday through Sunday October 13-15th, 3 Sessions 2-5pm

$20/Single $60/Full Workshop

An immersive workshop over the course of three days, we will dive into the deep end of your own great unknown with Authentic Movement and improvisations through a scaffolded system that I have developed over the last four years with my company.  Through both mind and body investigations we will bring to light our habits and hang-ups, and the trials and joys of moving, bringing ownership over our whole selves as persons, makers, performers and witnesses.  This workshop is for anyone who wants to stop and take a breath, to look at what you have been taking for granted, to expand then release, meld feeling and knowing, separate intuition from impulse, re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty and to learn and be humbled by the great unknown. 

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Sep
8
to Dec 15

AUTHENTICATE THIS! the class


 at BSKD, Fridays 10-12 beginning Septemner 8th, 2017

By utilizing Authentic Movement and improvisations to reach a more meaningful and intuitive place from which to be and move, we will become powerful in our dancing and our lives. Authentic Movement is a closed-eyed, long-form improvisational exchange, where we can deepen our intuitive and intellectual selves. We work from equal parts mind, body, choice and impulse, finding new connections and finding true self.   This class is open level.   

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Here Are The Mountains
Apr
8
to Apr 9

Here Are The Mountains

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Here Are The Mountains slips between desires for creation and demolition and takes its form as a shifting and temporary monument.

Created by Katie Workum
In collaboration with the performers Eleanor Smith and Weena Pauly
Lighting concept and Design by Madeline Best
Sound concept and Design by James Lo

Presented with Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD)
210 Lafayette Avenue
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday April 8 at 7:00pm, and Sunday April 9 at 7:00pm

Tickets $15 cash at door
Reservations: tickets@katieworkum.org

 

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