Talks & Improvisationen with Adam Benjamin, Rick Nodine, Jamie McCarthy, Gabriele Reuter
An afternoon of conversations and scores around improvisation in performance with Adam Benjamin, Rick Nodine, Jamie McCarthy and Gabriele Reuter.
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
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.