2 / Ways of Seeing: Improvisation & Performance

Kirstie Simson

In the frame of Winter Tanz 2014/15

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 (UK) has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called ‘a force of nature‘ by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance“ according to Time Out Magazine, London. Kirstie is renowned today as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. After thirteen years working as a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, in May 2020 Kirstie will return to her home in Wales from where she will continue sharing her work, teaching and performing throughout the world.

Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin With movement experience Language: English Prices 140 € ( 115 € * )
* Early Bird Price: Applies on arrival of the full workshop fee on our account by 11.12.2014
Foto: Dan Merlot