A contact improvisation workshop with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood
SUSPENSION [of weight, of time, of balance and of disbelief]
28th March - 1st April 2016 Movingeast, London
28th March - 1st April 2016
Cost: Fully waged / funded: £185
Part-time waged / Independent artist: £165
Unemployed / Full-time Student: £ 145
In this workshop, we will explore the many facets of suspension. In a physical sense we will focus on the suspension of our weight allowing a stretch of time as we float in the air for a moment longer. Also, our bodies, like all motor vehicles, are equipped with a system of shock absorbers, also know as suspension, allowing us to cushion the impact of our mass as we move safely in and out and across of the floor. On a subtler level, it may also refer to the postponement or temporary halt of a judgment, an impulse, a decision or an opinion as in suspending our disbelief. Through a dynamic physical collaboration of the senses we will follow our instincts and be guided by what is already in our body in order to access multiple facets of our innate creative wisdom.
Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood is an internationally recognized ambassador of contact improvisation. He began his dance career in 1975 and, for over forty years has dedicated himself to the research, education, development and dissemination of contact improvisation and compositional improvisation as sophisticated movement disciplines and performing art forms. He studied and performed intensively with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Nita Little, the founders of contact improvisation and danced for the companies of Marie Chouinard, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Jo Lechay and Fulcrum. He was also a member of the improvisational ensembles Improvisational Movement Fund, Echo Case and Discovery Bal. Since 1980, his work has been taught and performed at numerous institutions and international festivals throughout North America and Europe as well as in Central and South America, Mexico, Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel and Russia. He is the recipient of the Canada Council’s Jacqueline-Lemieux award for the year 2000.
This workshop is hosted and administered by Movingeast in partnership with London Contact Improvisation and curated by Robert Anderson.
This is an intermediate/advanced workshop for students or professionals that have a firm grasp of Contact Improvisation basics.
If you wish to participate please
Tel.: 0207 503 3101
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