Jan 14 - June 16, Tues 9:30 am -noon*
"Eclipse Dance Movement and Creative Workshop II"
note: no class 2/25, 3/3 due to European tour & TBD 6/2; 20-21 sessions total
with Ayako Kato
Full workshop early bird $200 (accepted by check at on the first or second day of the workshop, January 14 and 21)
Single drop-in workshop $14/$12 (professionals, students, seniors)
*Come and join either from 9:30 am Zazen Meditation or
10:00 am Warmup and Creative Session.
What is improvisation? What is composition? How are they different? How are they interdependent? Are they really different after all? In this workshop, participants will move, practice, and discuss perspectives on improvisation and composition. Ayako will also share personal realizations about these questions that she has come to through her work. We will work with improvisation as performance and focus on refining our improvisation skills--including the sense of time and arc and how to create a reciprocal relationship with music improvisers as an equal partner on stage. We will also investigate the multiple degrees and dimensions of incorporating improvisation in choreographic work. In the end, participants will gain multi-dimensional movement experiences within the entity of movement/dance choreography, and sense how the principles between the two are analogous with our daily lives. Want to know more why Eclipse? Read this and come to expand your experiences.
Image: Ayako Kato