From a haka to a ceilidh to the macarena, humans love to move in unison and watch others move in unison. It binds and bonds us. As you lose yourself in the activity, it creates and nurtures a temporary community that thinks together and createe together. It turns individuals into a team.
In this workshop, you will work on ‘yes and’ on a larger scale, experimenting with how scenes and group expressive movement can emerge naturally from each other. You will explore the rhythm of chaos and order, of individual and collective that make up organic freeform improvisation. With your team, you will create a collective instinct that frees individuals from the responsibility of cognitive thought. Scenes, movement and sound will flow easily and fluidly out of each other, creating a surreal and unstable landscape, defined and sustained by the collective awareness of the group.
Note: Although this day will be physical, it is open to any improviser, regardless of fitness, age, coordination or any other consideration. This class has been taken by wheelchair users and the legally blind. This is not dance. Your level of physical participation is entirely up to you. we welcome anyone.
Our one-day classes go deep into specific areas of improvisation. Aimed at improvisers with a few years of regular experience, the skills we work on will feed into your regular improvisation and help you to expand the range and flexibility of your play. These classes are taught by Heather and Jules together.