Kirstie Simson, Jeremy Nelson
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2017/18
Kirstie Simson and Jeremy Nelson, two extraordinary dance artists and friends teach for the second time during the same period in Tanzfabrik's Winter Tanz workshops. Once again this year, they use this encounter to each share an improvised solo in an informal showing with their workshop participants and a general audience.
Solo for my Mother by Kirstie Simson
This solo was created to honor my mother who passed away five years ago. When she died her spirit rose up to fly with the birds. This solo is my wish for all women to fly free.
Music: Antony and the Johnsons
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.