Dance Improv Workshop

  • Dance, Health & Fitness

Dance Improv Workshop

May 9, 16 & 23
Practice & The Person
A workshop on improvising & revealing the complete person 
in three parts, over three weeks

As a group we will spend time warming up our own bodies in the space, generating gentle solo material not to be shown but simply to be experienced. Listening for the yes, we will pay deep attention to what emerges, what we notice, and our relationship to patterns.

In week one we will generate solo material from our own bodies, practicing witnessing and being witnessed.

In week two we will slowly combine our solo material into duets, finding ways to stay true to our own work while navigating space with others.

In week three we will transition into ensemble work, trios, quartets, and full group improvisations. Drawing from themes from the chapter PRACTICE in Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch we'll navigate a series of exercises in ensemble improvisation. Making duets, trios, & group works while honoring the act of practicing as research, as performance, as the thing.

This workshop is open to all people with a willingness to explore with their bodies
The entire series is $75 or $30 for a drop in, but all 3 weeks are suggested!

'Practice gives the creative process a steady momentum, so that when imaginative surprises occur (whether they be thrown toward us on accident or brought up from within by the unconcious) they can be incorporated into the growing, breathing organism of our imagination.' - Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play

Practice & The Person
A workshop on improvising & revealing the complete person 
in three parts, over three weeks

As a group we will spend time warming up our own bodies in the space, generating gentle solo material not to be shown but simply to be experienced. Listening for the yes, we will pay deep attention to what emerges, what we notice, and our relationship to patterns.
May 9, 16 & 23
In week one the group will generate solo material from our own bodies, practicing witnessing and being witnessed.

In week two the group will slowly combine our solo material into duets, finding ways to stay true to our own work while navigating space with others.

In week three the group will transition into ensemble work, trios, quartets, and full group improvisations. Drawing from themes from the chapter PRACTICE in Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch we'll navigate a series of exercises in ensemble improvisation. Making duets, trios, & group works while honoring the act of practicing as research, as performance, as the thing.

This workshop is open to all people with a willingness to explore with their bodies
The entire series is $75 or $30 for a drop in, but all 3 weeks are suggested!

'Practice gives the creative process a steady momentum, so that when imaginative surprises occur (whether they be thrown toward us on accident or brought up from within by the unconcious) they can be incorporated into the growing, breathing organism of our imagination.' - Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play