S 12B / Trio A Repertoire Intensive

Sara Wookey

In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2015 / Open Spaces#2-2015

Contemporary Training
Beginning on the floor, we move up to standing and into dynamic movement patterns that move across the floor in an ongoing manner. This is a highly physical training, that encourages anatomical awareness, stimulates neuromuscular activity and engages a use of space, time and rhythm. We conclude with a movement phrase that brings together patterns practiced during the session and that supports kinaesthetic learning. It is informed by Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body Weather Laboratory and post-modern dance techniques, and accessible to trained and non-trained dancers

Sara Wookey, a London-based dancer and choreographer and official certified Trio A transmitter will teach Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A (1966). Each day consists of transmitting the four strata, or layers of information of the dance, including the physical movements, spacing, gaze and pacing. In addition we will focus on remembering, through language, writing and drawing, the dance over time and play with notions of translation and archive.  Although the focus is on the physical transmission of the dance there will also be time for discussion and conceptual engagement with the work.

Sara Wookey, London/Los Angeles. Is based in London on a Tier 1 Visa endorsed by Arts Council England. There she is focusing her research on dance in the museum and gallery through a commission from Siobhan Davies Dance. Sara earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 and has been working with Yvonne Rainer since 2006. Her choreographies have been presented at the Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, REDCAT, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Performance Space, Sydney and the New Museum, NYC. She has been recently published in The Ethics of Art: Ecological Turns in the Performing Arts (2014, Valiz Press), is a certified transmitter of Yvonne Rainer’s repertoire since 2010 and a square dance caller.


23.7. 15:30 Lecture Sara Wookey „Transmitting Trio A“

Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin Level: with movement experience
Language: English
Prices 260 € ( 210 € * )
* Early Bird Price: Applies on arrival of the full workshop fee on our account by 02.07.2015
Foto: Kelly David