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Improvisation and Post Modern Dance Intensive
June 17-20, 2014 in Bogota, Colombia
Rebecca Bryant (MFA) and Sandra Paola Lopez (BFA, MEd)
This intensive offers dancers an opportunity to rigorously train in postmodern techniques, to explore solo, contact and ensemble improvisation and to delve into the creative process. We will create an intimate setting that facilitates collaboration, deep trust and risk taking.
Post Modern Technique:
We will draw on perceptual awareness, anatomical knowledge, developmental movement, and Release Technique to refine our perceptual awareness - leading us to highly physical, unexpected phrases that push the boundaries of our kinespheres. We will explore “Rewire” work, a method that accesses diverse styles of moving through contrasting effort states. In these states, dancers develop original movement patterns that strengthen their technical ability while giving them a creative vocabulary.
This 360° partnering form uses movement, touch, momentum and weight-sharing to explore new ways of dancing with other people. We will focus on connections, sensorial awareness, and venturing into the unexpected, both physically and philosophically. We will play with moments of balance, inversion, flight and discovery by learning to lift, support and be supported by other bodies.
This class teaches dancers how to co-operatively compose in the moment with an ensemble of dancers. Drawing on the Ensemble Thinking method of training dancers and performers, we will tune-in to each other and learn to communicate through space and time. We will experiment with the improvisational forms of Economy, One Idea, Complete the Form, Number Scores and Giving/Taking Focus to guide us toward collective group action. We will develop a common language and awareness that leads to simple yet sophisticated ensemble improvisations and performing.
This is where participants own personal stories and particular viewpoint of the world finds its voice and form. Using writing, drawing, and movement, dancers excavate their individual desires to find the groundwork for dance and performance making.
Why do we exist?
We believe that fostering group creativity is crucial for human development. It nurtures our capacity to collaborate, to become more compassionate and to
create new realities (possibilities)
How do we do this?
Inspired by our disciplines of music and dance, we build environments where we explore with others new ways of relating and creating through performance and collaborative improvisation.
What do we offer?
We facilitate workshops, teach classes, give lectures and create performances. We also design personalized programs for children, young people and adults in both formal and informal educational contexts.
Last updated on 3/29/2014