Katrina Brown

Class Description | Morning Class | 4-8 March 2019

These classes will investigate moving through and with the back: working with a notion of the dorsal as a way of orientating to our body, to others and to the world – opening a specific relationship to the spine, weight, gravity, breath, skin, vision and time – manifesting often as a slightly disorientating force. We will work both individually and as a group through task-based exercises and structured scores, with an interest in how physical and philosophical ideas of the dorsal coincide in the dancing body and in moving together. The classes share ideas and ongoing research for the development of a new choreography for gallery-like spaces, tilt/rhythm/back: dances.

Biography

Katrina Brown (UK/NL) is a choreographer working across movement, drawing and still-and-moving image. Her work is presented in gallery-like situations as well as on the artist-page, producing material and digital documents as extensions of live work. She works solo with live durational drawing configurations and also in collaboration with choreographer Rosanna Irvine.

Katrina relocated to the UK in 2009 after 25 years as freelance choreographer and dance-artist in The Netherlands, her work supported by DansWerkplaats and [Nes]theaters Amsterdam and she was guest teacher at the School for New Dance Development. She completed a Masters research programme at Dance Unlimited, Theatre-school Amsterdam in 2006 in Choreography and New Media.

She is currently Senior Lecturer Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University. Her PhD intersect/surface/body: A Choreographic View of Drawing 2018 explored drawing as a choreographic activity in relation to material process, scoring action and surface touch.

www.katrinabrown.net