Ongoing Dialogues with Charlie Morrissey and Scott Smith | Sunday 11 June | 11am - 5pm
A workshop exploring solos and duets, informed by Charlie and Scott’s own movement investigations.
Their approach is influenced by their shared experience of working with contact improvisation, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine, and Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores.
The workshop will employ skeletal imaging and movement, with particular attention given to the pelvis as root, and the spine as a limb, for integrating spherically and dimensionally into space.
Anatomical explorations with their root in Material for the Spine will be re-imagined and explored in relation to working with another body.
Morning class description | Monday 12 - Friday 16 June | 10am - 12 noon
Themes from the workshop will be further developed in the following week of morning class from 12-16 June, open to drop-ins. Workshop participants will be given priority places in class.
Charlie Morrissey is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher, and has been working in the field of performance across the UK and internationally for 25 years. He creates large and small-scale site-specific and theatre and gallery based performance work in diverse contexts and locations. He organises and collaborates in a variety of performance research projects; and performs and collaborates in the work of other performance makers. He has significant and ongoing working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, Katie Duck and others. He has been a guest teacher at Laban; The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Independent Dance and Greenwich Dance amongst others.
Recent and upcoming projects include I am a Robot – a solo at the Hayward Gallery, London; Preparation - a performance with Katye Coe and philosopher Alva Noë and artist Graeme Miller performed at Saddlers Wells, London; Feelings Project - a residency with Siobhan Davies Dance at the Barbican, London; Test Pieces with Rosemary Butcher in Berlin; On off at Tanzwerkstatt in Munich and a new solo coming out of that; a commission from Siobhan Davies Dance being performed in 2017, and continued teaching projects across Europe.