October 6, 12p-5p
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
Tickets: $20 at the door, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
280 Broadway NYC