S-01 / Lost and Found
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2018
The body is where we start, and this leads us out to connect with the spaces we move through and to trust the sensibilities that re-inform the body’s journey and ‘knowing’. This play of outward and inner experience feeds our ability to act in the moment, to be guided by our inner knowing, to be decisive yet remain playful in our choices. Each day includes a warm up that builds into improvisational scores. We will work together, share our ideas and aspirations and bring our learning of ourselves and each other into performance based improvisation. We will share feedback, challenge ourselves and investigate the art of choreographing in the moment. The workshop will introduce integrated practice through a focus on the senses and through the exploration of inclusive scores, starting from a place of connection and trust and building toward challenge and risk.
Wheelchair accessible studio.
Adam Benjamin (UK) is an award winning choreographer and a National Teaching Fellow. He was joint founder of CandoCo Dance Company and a pioneer of integrated dance, author of the seminal text Making an Entrance. Theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled dancers (Routledge 2002). He founded Tshwaragano Dance Company, the first South African dance company integrated on both racial and disability lines, more recently helped establish the first professional integrated company in Japan; Company-Kyo. During his time at Plymouth University he helped build the fully accessible theatre The House – now home to the Integrated Dance Summer School. As a performer he was a founder member of 5 Men Dancing and has taught and performed with amongst others Russell Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Jordi Cortés and Gabriele Reuter. www.adambenjamin.co.uk