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Reading between the Lines

Talks & Improvisationen by Adam Benjamin, Rick Nodine, Jamie McCarthy, Gabriele Reuter
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2018

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

Adam Benjamin

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

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

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.

Gabriele Reuter

Gabriele Reuter is a choreographer/performer and urbanist. At the heart of her artistic practice and teaching is an ongoing interest in improvisation on stage and in life. In this context she has collaborated and performed with many artists in the field and initiated a range of performance events. As a facilitator and moderator she supports transformation process of teams and organisations through applied improvisation, using frameworks and approaches from Design Thinking, Agile/Scrum. Gabriele taught Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Dance, Composition in dance institutions and universities internationally since 2003. Her choreographic works and interdisciplinary projects were shown internationally at festivals such as nottdance Nottingham, Springdance festival Utrecht, SpringLoaded at The Place London and idans Istanbul. Gabriele co-lead the workshop programme of Tanzfabrik Berlin between 2009-18. www.gabrielereuter.de

Free Admission
In English