10-class session in August, 2012
Wednesdays 7-9 pm and Sundays 5-7 pm (note Sunday 5 August 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Sunday 19 August 3-7 pm)
Parkdale Prana Room (1273A Queen St. W., 2 blocks west of Dufferin at Elm Grove)
3 participants per class – additional class groups will be scheduled as needed. No drop-ins, except in first class.
“Towards the end of the workshop I really felt an acceleration of new possibilites… coming from a place I had never accessed before. This seems like it is a jumping off point for me in the next while.” –Former participant
In this masterclass-format intensive we’ll use the pared-down structure of unaccompanied solo improvisation to discover what each participant is doing when they improvise, clarify what they would like to be doing, and practice staying connected to their intention, or score, in performance. Beginning with one-minute improvisations, students will be led in a focused process involving dancing, reflecting, observing discussion and more dancing as they build toward 10-minute improvisations in the final class. Additional exercises will be introduced to elucidate key concerns as they arise. Each class will begin with 30 minutes of silent, self-directed warm-up/practice. An optional informal showing of work will take place during the final class.
This class is designed for dancers interested in moving beyond habitual patterns and limitations, increasing presence, skill and impact in improvised performance and developing their own body of improvisation-based work. Practitioners in related fields seeking advanced study are also welcome.
For more information and to register, please contact instructor Dawne Carleton at email@example.com.