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Embodiment / Instant Composition / Textural Threading Technique

2018 Workshops

May 18 // Textural Threading Technique + Trans-Embodiment /418 Project, Santa Cruz, CA / 10am-12:30,   $5- $15

May 19 //  Trans-embodiment / Space Maker / Instant Composition / Motion Pacific, Santa Cruz / 12-3 / $30-$50

June 3 // Trans-embodiment / Space Maker / Instant Composition / Performance Works North West, Portland, OR  12-3,  $15-30

June 13 // Eugene Dance Improvisation Class + Jam (music Paul Sprawl) /Xcape Dance Studio, Eugene, OR ,  6-8pm, $10

Nov 9 // Capsule ( performance venue ) 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO / Free to Public (Charlotte Street Foundation Commission)

Part 1: We’re Space Makers / J(())Y Embodiment 11-12:30

Part 2: Instant Composition, a relational art ritual – 12:35- 2:00

In this workshop we’ll explore a cross-disciplinary approach of inviting your/our authentic dance in the creation of embodied installations (being and designing with the body and things) and creative collaboration. We’ll explore how materiality between the body, space, time, object and other unfolds a time-based process that opens up aesthetic communing/community. We’ll step into composition as a ritual mode that heightens ours senses and gives us the experience of phenomena as the engine of collaboration (relational aesthetics) each moment.

More workshops defined:

Textural Threading Technique  This is foundational work for discovery of solo dance entries. We access threads of information and energy lines within the body/field anatomy as it coordinates between North and South poles and spatial planes. Action and presence are directed by both sensing and intending directional forces.

Trans-Embodiment  The body expresses from systems connected to forces and flows. Heightened sense perception leads to potentials for embodied pleasure and easy coordination. The hands are instrumental for some aspects of connecting systems through by touching into the body and body-field. 

Instant Composition  Composition comes out of our work in grounding and preparing a relational body, as we articulate how dance happens in a relational system. We explore a cross-disciplinary approach of inviting your/our authentic dance in the creation of embodied constellations and installations (being and designing with the body and things). We explore how materiality between the body, space, time, object and other unfolds a time-based process that opens up aesthetic communing/community. We learn composition in a ritual mode that heightens ours senses and gives us the experience
of phenomena as the engine of collaboration (relational aesthetics) in each moment. Boundaries blur during collaboration between body and its networked parts, space, music, other- in transmutations, as dance is composed by collective forces. Relational thinking informs compositional choices while dancing and invites new entries in genre-bending dance and dance as an aesthetic communing ritual.

The Hugeness of Instant Composition / Trans-Embodiment / Space-Maker 

We’ll explore somatic practices across systems and cultivate aesthetics connected through deep embodiment, easy coordination and inherently satisfying movement. We’ll then use images for dancing in space-bodies- perceiving/experiencing space and body as partners and as one body. From the expanse and ground, we’ll delve into instant composition by thinking about dance as a relational phenomena where composition occurs in collaborations between body and its networked parts, space, music, other- as we find the equilibrium between life and dance.

Contact improvisation We see Contact Improvisation as both a platform for articulating forces of physics in a dance of sharing centers of gravity, as well as a relational dance phenomena leading to heightened perception of space and new dance potentials.