Workshop with Kirstie Simson at Yorkshire Dance

Workshop with Kirstie Simson at Yorkshire Dance

17/12/15 - 19/12/15
10:00 - 17:00

Kirstie Simson & Charlie Morrissey
Move, Touch & Be Moved
a workshop

Thu 17 – Sat 19 Dec, 10.00am – 5.00pm 

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£120 full price, £90 concessions

What moves us and why?

There is deep inspiration and rigor in a practice of improvisation that posits vulnerability at its heart. Developing the skills to care for, engage, respect and respond to that state of vulnerability gives life to improvisation that is powerful and transformative.

Kirstie Simson and Charlie Morrissey will be combining their extensive experience of dance improvisation in this workshop. They will be sharing what has kept them inspired in their practices for the last three decades. The workshop will include practical explorations of movement and attention; active listening in the body applied to the activity of moving.

The work will be a combination of facilitated exercises, open time for play and exploration, movement scores, observations and discussion. Much of the work will be experienced through partnering and connection with others, balanced with solo time for processing and reflection.

The workshop will tap into the dancer’s inherent kinesthetic awareness, and provide structures that offer the dancers own physical intelligence and range an open ground for exploration and integration.

Kirstie draws from her knowledge of contact improvisation, dance techniques, the Alexander technique, aikido, meditation and her extensive experience of improvisation in performance. Her work explores the huge potential of the body’s response to the primal urge to move, inspired by the energy released through human interaction, physical challenge and a daring to go beyond inherent ideas of limitation.

Charlie’s teaching is informed by long term working relationships with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson amongst others, by his own ongoing practice in the field of movement and performance, and by his ongoing interest in evolution, anatomy, and neurological and consciousness studies

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