S 14A / Capturing Moving Images / A
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2015 / Open Spaces#2-2015
A workshop for those interested in exploring the creative interface between improvised dance & video dance practice lead by internationally renowned screendance artist Katrina McPherson. It will look at ways in which improvisation can be used to generate video dance material – work that will be experienced on-screen. Taking movement as the starting point, we will explore how camera techniques can capture the spontaneity, energy, presence and connection to the audience of improvised dance performance. We will look at examples of editing as a next step in the process and in-camera editing techniques will be practiced. Katrina’s aim as facilitator is to seek a perfect balance between teaching, experimentation, enquiry and support.
We will try to avoid working through the technical basics, allowing us to move immediately into the creative, aesthetic and philosophical areas of the discipline.
This workshop can be booked as single workshop, as part of Screen-Dance Performance Intensive or in combination with the Screen-Dance Performance Lab (Capturing Moving Images / B)
Katrina McPherson (UK) is one of the world’s leading screendance artists and the author of ‘Making Video Dance’ (Routledge 2006). She works almost exclusively with improvised dance in making work for the screen. Katrina’s most recent films include the multi-award-winning ‘There is a Place’, with Chinese-Tibetan dancer Sang Jijia, ‘There is a Place’ with Rosalind Masson, Dai Jain and Simon Ellis, and ‘Force of Nature’, a full-length performance documentary featuring improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson.