Through somatic responses to place, electromagnetic field and philosophical explorations, students in this workshop will create site-specific, interactive, performative experiences, working with architecture and nature.
The workshop will begin in the studio, with an embodied and creative warm-up, based in the senses and elements of performance. From here they will work with compositional choice-making, improvisational and Medical QiGong practices to ponder and express what Being and Being part of Nature means to us.
Together the group will integrate their creations into a shared, creative journey of both structured and improvised performance experiences.
12:00pm-5:00pm, with a break period.
Krista DeNio is a choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator and the Artistic Director of MovingGround. MovingGround creates interdisciplinary, site-specific, audience-interactive performance experiences that live at the intersection of art, education, and advocacy. Krista’s fields of work and research include theater, dance, anthropology, ecology, social services, and community engagement. As a house artist at CounterPulse, she has been a two-time Artist-in-Residence and co-produced work over the past 20 years. She is a member and ongoing participant with the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium.
Tanja London is an interdisciplinary artist, somatic educator, and Medical QiGong practitioner, based in West Oakland, CA. She grew up in Germany, rummaging around in the beautiful widespread Celtic forests of the South and in her WWll family history. Querying social and hierarchical constructs and cultivating interconnection is an integral part of who she is. Her work for stage, screen, and gallery has been witnessed internationally. She is part of MovingGround and collaborates with KinetechArts.
For more information about Moving Ground, visit their website.
$150 per person