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Online-Workshop with Kirstie Simson, Darrell Jones
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2020/21

A Movement Research Workshop with Kirstie Simson & Darrell Jones, who share a committed practice of dance improvisation, through their experiences of (e)feminized ritual performance, vogue aesthetics, contact improvisation, aikido and the efficacy of communication and collaboration in facing a life changing health diagnosis. Together we will investigate accessing our bodies as archives, and develop resilient practices that question the particularity of tactics, philosophy & interpretation appropriate to each moment. The process will involve conducted interviews and layered scoring of material/concepts including:
Dangers / Sublimity inherent in the life experience. Resistance / Release. Counter rituals / Battle Acceptance / Vulnerability. Cultural / Biological forces. Spiral as a way to go in and out of the gravity of things. Realness / Serious Play. What is your body archive? Discerning the stories that are embedded in us and in the space. Listening to what is emerging. Allowing / Doing Revelation. The Space In between. The Effect of Magic. Not being able to Own the Unknown . Counter rituals in relationship to our particular life training so we can move forwards from here. Performance being a modality to further the questioning. What does security look like in 2020, along this journey we are all in together?

Please note: The workshop takes place online and has a participant limit of 15 persons.

08.01.2021   19:00 (GMT+1)  Online Performance Performance As Inquiry with Kirstie Simson  & Darrell Jones

Kirstie Simson

Kirstie Simson is renowned as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. For the past thirteen years she has been a tenured professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois. In August 2020 Kirstie returned to her home base in Wales with plans to continue sharing her work though with curtailed international travel. She is excited to be starting an involvement with the Black Mountains College, a local college where a curriculum of planet-centric education will be launched in 2021 for building a better future. www.kirstiesimson.com

Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones has performed in the United States and abroad with a variety of choreographers and dance companies such as Urban Bush Women, Ronald K. Brown and Min Tanaka. He continues to have long-term collaborative relationships with Bebe Miller Company and Ralph Lemon. His artistic research has found its central focus through a conversation between his postmodern training and the voguing aesthetic. Through years of experimenting and analyzing oppression as it lives in the body, Darrell seeks to excavate how individuals accumulate identity and mirror culture through movement. 
Level: Movement Experience
In English
Prices: 150€ (130€*)
*Early Bird until 16.12.20
Time zone: GMT+1