Kreuzberg 4
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Photos: Dan Merlot, n.n.

An Improvised Study + E

Showing by Kirstie Simson, Jeremy Nelson, Emmanuelle Pepin, Anna Pietsch
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2016/17

An Improvised Study
A trio with Kirstie Simson, Emmanuelle Pepin, Anna Pietsch

Jeremy Nelson will be performing a solo version of “E“, which is a section of a larger ongoing collaborative project with Luis Lara Malvacias, to create six duets, entitled A B C D E F. These structured improvisations explore how the production of choreography is intertwined with process and instant performance. The practice of manipulating images and concepts onsite following a strict conceptual frame can produce instant movement and unravel choreography that is full of content and related to specific thoughts. The project uses signposts and issues connected with life and aging, as a framework for this exploration. 

Solo by Jeremy Nelson | Musik: Ivo Bol

In the frame of Winter Tanz 2016/17 Kirstie Simson will teach the workshop "Move, Touch and Be Moved", Jeremy Nelson will teach the workshop "From the Inside Out".

Kirstie Simson

Kirstie Simson is renowned as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. For the past thirteen years she has been a tenured professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois. In August 2020 Kirstie returned to her home base in Wales with plans to continue sharing her work though with curtailed international travel. She is excited to be starting an involvement with the Black Mountains College, a local college where a curriculum of planet-centric education will be launched in 2021 for building a better future. www.kirstiesimson.com

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson, Associate Professor in Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, is a dancer/choreographer and former member of the Siobhan Davies Dancers and Second Stride Dance companies in London, and Stephen Petronio Dance Company in New York. He has also danced in the work of Mia Lawrence, David Zambrano, Susan Rethorst, Luis Lara Malvaci­as, and in his own work, and with improviser Kirstie Simson. He received a New York Dance and performance Bessie Award for outstanding performance in 1991 and a Guggenheim Fellowship for choreography in 2004. From 2009- 2015, he served as the director of dance education department of the Danish National School of Performing Arts. He is a faculty member of Movement Research in New York and over the past more than 35 years has taught classes/workshops in over 30 countries at venues including a.o. American Dance Festival, ImPulsTanz, P.A.R.T.S., and the Sasha Waltz Company.

Emmanuelle Pepin

Emmanuelle Pépin dancer, performer, teacher. « A long road of playing at the Comédie Française, of working for several contemporary and african dance companies, of being a choreographer and a teacher, brought me to instant composition and the art of performance. I collaborate with artists of improvisation such as Barre Phillips, Julyen Hamilton, the groups Emmajupe and Emir, as well as with plastic artists: Véronique Pépin, Rita Bagha, Isabelle Sordage, on stage and in spaces for contemporary art in France, Hungary, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and the States. »  Emmanuelle proposes a practice of teaching and a research based on the senses and the phenomenon of perception, supported by the structure of artistic and pedagogical development 7Pépinière, founded with Pierre Vion. Together they elaborate how to refine the sensitive approche towards the body/spirit, a process in which the mouvement is the essential matter. Dance, music, poetry, installations come to cross in one common area, free and generously supported by the art of instant composition. Emmanuelle Pépin, born in january 1968, lives in the south of France. Her roots are somewhere else, nomadism is the necessary choice of her’s in order to comprehend the world and art.

Anna Pietsch