S15 / Choreographic Improvisation – fully booked
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016
For more than twenty-five years Rosalind Crisp has been taking the lead from her dancing body, evolving a field of choreographic principles and tools that enable a dance artist to produce movement from any part of the body, in any direction, at any speed or effort, at any time. Her tools guide the attention of the dancer to the dancing, to the continual flow of physical, spatial and sensory information for decision-making in the present moment.
The body is approached by undoing it from held tension and unquestioned pathways. Breath, weight and sensation are prioritised. A range of practical tools is explored for sourcing movement from touch, texture, imagination and every part of the dancer's body - parts that are anatomically segmented or fictitiously separated and sensed. Attention is detached from presenting moves and is embedded in the continual emergence of material in a shared and porous relationship with the dancer's audience.
Rosalind Crisp is one of Australia’s foremost dance artists. Over 30 years she has created a substantial body of original dance work and a method for choreographic improvisation. From 2004 to 2012 she was the choreographic associate of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson. She is an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne-VCA and a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. www.omeodance.com