Simonetta Alessandri, Rick Nodine, Stella Nodine, Jamie McCarthy
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2016
Since several years the format “Teaching and Performance Practice“ concludes our Easter workshops with an exchange about the connection between teaching and performing. This year we host the interactive performance for families „The Nodines“ – a hybrid between performance and workshop – followed by a conversation with the audience.
Simonetta Alessandri, London. Her work is informed by more than 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreographing. She began with Ballet, Modern and Contemporary but now improvisational and somatic techniques frame her inquiry into dance. She choreographed for dance companies, student pieces, large scale opera, improvised performance, site specific and movement direction for theatre. She obtained the Post Graduated Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School, the Teacher Certificate at R.A.D. and she is qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais ® Method. Simonetta teaches at Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School and Goldsmiths University. She has been a guest teacher in more than ten countries. “The Nodines” is her more recent work as performer and choreographer in collaboration with Rick Nodine and Stella Nodine.
Rick Nodine (UK) began dancing socially and the first technical form to channel his enthusiasm was Contact Improvisation. He performed through the 90's for British Contemporary dance companies. He started teaching CI at London Contemporary Dance School in 2001, expanding his teaching range to now include composition, performance and voice/movement techniques. As a choreographer Nodine has made work for many contexts, including major Opera houses, small theatres, art galleries, text based theatre, touring dance companies and warehouse parties. As guest teacher Rick has taught in over 30 cities in 11 different countries and has led company class for many companies including Rambert Dance Company, Punchdrunk and DV8.
Jamie McCarthy (UK) studied music and composition with the composer Gavin Bryars and has worked for many years performing and composing music in a wide variety of situations with a primary focus on music for dance, cross-artform work and collaboration. He has for many years taught music and voice at London Contemporary Dance School and was also lucky enough to spend seven joyful years touring the world as a violinist with Queer Canadian Band the Hidden Cameras.
Admission: 9 €/5 € for workshop participants, children free admission