Workshop with Adam Benjamin
The body is where we start, and this leads us out to connect with the spaces we move through and to trust the sensibilities that re-inform the body’s journey and ‘knowing’. This play of outward and inner experience feeds our ability to act in the moment, to be guided by our inner knowing, to be decisive yet remain playful in our choices. Each day includes a warm up that builds into improvisational scores. We will work together, share our ideas and aspirations and bring our learning of ourselves and each other into performance based improvisation. We will share feedback, challenge ourselves and investigate the art of choreographing in the moment. The workshop will introduce integrated practice through a focus on the senses and through the exploration of inclusive scores, starting from a place of connection and trust and building toward challenge and risk.
Wheelchair accessible studio.
Adam Benjamin (UK) is a choreographer, author and one of the pioneers of integrated dance. His book Making an Entrance. Theory and practice for disabled and non-disabled dancers (Routledge 2002) is considered a seminal text. He has received numerous awards including a London TimeOut performance award, the Sainsbury’s award for education, a National Teaching Fellowship. He has been an Associate Artist at The Place, a Wingate Scholar, a Rayne Choreographic Fellow, recipient of an Arts Council International Artist Fellowship and was named a Change Maker by the South Bank Centre in 2015. He was joint founder of CandoCo Dance Company and a founding member of 5 Men Dancing. His most recent choreographic work is Marked for Exim Dance Company. He has taught and performed with a.o. Russell Maliphant, Kirstie Simson, Jordi Cortés and Gabriele Reuter. www.adambenjamin.co.uk