Tanzfabrik
Berlin
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School
Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
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Foto: Dan Merlot

2 / Ways of Seeing: Improvisation & Performance

Workshop with Kirstie Simson

Kirstie’s teaching draws from her knowledge of contact improvisation, dance techniques, Aikido, meditation and her extensive experience of performing improvisation. Her teaching builds on simple physical principles allowing participants to explore their experience of moving and understanding their own bodies more profoundly. Participants will be absorbing the skills of dancing in partnership with others, improvising with greater sensitivity to each other and the environment. Most importantly her work has been a life-practice, and as such she shares her insights into the application of this art form as a way to approaching life. It is a way for her to share the knowledge she has gleaned from thirty-four years of loving to improvise and perform, and an acknowledgment of the gift this has been in her life.

Kirstie Simson

Kirstie Simson: Kirstie’s art form is her life practice, and she shares insights gleaned from forty-years experience of living dance improvisation. Kirstie draws from her knowledge of contact improvisation, dance techniques, the Alexander technique, Aikido, meditation and her mature understanding of improvising as performance. Her work explores the huge potential of the body’s response to the primal urge to move, inspired by the energy released through human interaction, physical challenge and a daring to go beyond inherent ideas of limitation. Her current questioning pertains to the relevance of artistic practice in today’s troubled world. www.kirstiesimson.com

 

With movement experience Language: English