W-8 / From the Inside Out
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2016/17
This workshop is influenced by Nelson’s 30 years of continuing study in the work of Barbara Mahler and Susan Klein, and more recent years of studies in Alexander Technique®, Body-Mind Centering® and Feldenkrais Method. The focus of the workshop is to integrate this investigation and alignment work into movement. We will focus mostly on our skeletal structure and its connections, allowing more mobility and suppleness in the superficial muscles and more efficient use of the floor. The intention is for each student to experience and develop the awareness of their own body and recognize its individuality. We will incorporate a variety of approaches including hands-on work in partners leading into improvisation that help deepen our awareness and give us the opportunity to really experience some of these ideas in a physical way. As well as using improvisation, we will also take our work into simple activities and exercises in order to try and integrate this new awareness into our body’s movement patterns, and finally build to phrases of set movement that involve moving more boldly and dynamically.
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2016/17 on the 6.1.17 a Showing with Kirstie Simson, Emmanuelle Pepin, Anna Pietsch and Jeremy Nelson.
Jeremy Nelson is a dancer/choreographer and former member of the Siobhan Davies Dancers and Second Stride Dance companies in London, and Stephen Petronio Dance Company in New York. He has also danced in the work of Mia, Lawrence, David Zambrano, Susan Rethorst, Luis Lara Malvacías, and in his own work, and with improviser Kirstie Simson. He received a New York Dance and performance “Bessie” Award for outstanding performance in 1991 and a Guggenheim Fellowship for choreography in 2004. He is a faculty member of Movement Research in New York and over the past more than 30 years has taught classes/workshops in over 30 countries at venues including American Dance Festival, ImPulsTanz, P.A.R.T.S., and the Sasha Waltz Company among others. He has been presenting and performing his own choreography since 1994 - in New York and worldwide. Jeremy was Head of the Dance Education at the Danish National School of Performing Arts from 2009 – 2015, and is now Associate Arts Professor in the Dance Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.