June 23 - July 28, Tues 9:30 am -noon*
"Eclipse Dance Movement and Creative Workshop III"
with Ayako Kato
Class has moved to online format via Zoom on a "pay what you can basis"; use this link to join each Tuesday
9:30 am Zazen Meditation, 10 am Warmup and Creative Session.
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.
"This third session of the Eclipse series will focus on improvisation. Yet, not in a regular manner. Participants will learn improvisation more as a principle practice. We continuously seek out the empty-self to gain maximum freedom and understanding of the natural force through our physical-mental-self and beyond.
Then, again, the session hopes for participants to encounter the transformative absolute as the Eclipse moment. " Ayako Kato
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