THE POETRY OF MOTION – IMPROVISATION AND PARTNERING

ΜΕ ΤΗΝ KIRSTIE SIMSON ΚΑΙ ΤΟΝ CHRISTIAN BURNS

Η ομάδα χορού VIS MOTRIX, διοργανώνει σεμινάριο αυτοσχεδιασμού και partnering με τους: KIRSTIE SIMSON και CHRISTIAN BURNS
ΠΟΤΕ; από την Δευτέρα 23 Ιουλίου έως και την Παρασκευή 27 Ιουλίου 2008
ΤΙ ΩΡΑ; από τις 17:00 έως τις 21:00
ΠΟΥ; στην Σχολή του Δήμου Σταυρούπολης

The Poetry of Motion – Improvisation and Partnering
Skills with Kirstie Simson and Christian Burns
Kirstie and Christian will give classes in dance-improvisation, drawing from their knowledge of contact improvisation, dance techniques, the Japanese martial art form of Aikido and their extensive experience of improvisation in performance.
Their focus will be on exploring uninhibitedly the huge potential of the body’s response to the primal urge to move, inspired by deep energies released
through human interaction, physical challenge and through the excitement of discovering new territory, new sensations and a daring to go beyond inherent ideas of limitation.
The classes will be built on very simple physical principles allowing students to explore their experience of moving and to understand their own bodies more profoundly, which is often experienced as joyful and liberating.
Christian and Kirstie will be focusing on various aspects and techniques for freeing up the body – allowing it to move with greater ease and grace. They have both spent many years researching ways of moving, which generate full and fearless dancing, and both enjoy the challenges of intense physicality. They will be sharing their discoveries with students. The classes offer dancers a way in which they can extend and deepen their experience of moving.

Kirstie Simson
Kirstie has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called “a force of nature” by the New York Times, she is an
award-winning dancer and teacher who has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance” according to Time Out Magazine, London. Simson’s eternal subject is freedom, as she dares to go beyond the boundaries of form and structure to create movement out of the rhythm of life itself.

Christian Burns
Christian has performed, taught and choreographed as an independent artist for various dance companies, schools and art centers around the United States,
Europe and Asia. His choreographic and dance-video work has received several awards, grants, artist fellowships and artists-in-residencies and he is the
co-founder of The Foundry, an interdisciplinary dance company based in San Francisco. Christian was recently a guest artist with The Forsythe Company for the
creation of Equivalence, which premiered in Dresden Germany. Christian currently resides in Holyoke Massachusettswhere he and his collaborators are
renovating the nineteenth century Parsons Hall, into a live work and a dance residency facility.
(www.christianburns.org)σεμινάριο

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