Class Description I Morning Class | 20 - 24 November 2017We will begin with listening and observing ourselves in motion. Specific tasks and exercises will be woven into a structured exploration of space that encourages deeper awareness and attention to both internal and external landscapes. These beginnings will move toward dancing in relationship with others and compositional play.
Katye is a dance artist based in the UK. She has practiced as a performer, choreographer and teacher since 1994. She is a senior lecturer in Dance at Coventry University www.coventry.ac.uk/cdare. She has worked extensively with and been informed by teachers and practices including; Eva Karczag; Charlie Morrissey; Gill Clarke; Helen Poynor; Gaby Agis; Kirsty Alexander; Frank Bock
Recent creative projects include
‘Way Pieces’; a choreographic commission in 2014 at Slimbridge WWT through resident artist Alex Howard
‘Where we are Not’; a performed practice with Charlie Morrissey, recommissioned for Wildcard at Sadlers Wells in April 2015 with Alva Noe and Graeme Miller
‘(to) Constantly Vent’; a running intervention originally commissioned for What_Now 2013 and that was then performed at ‘Dancer as Agent’ conference at DOCH in November 2014 and then performed as part of Volumes Project in MIRRORCITY at the Hayward Gallery in the Autumn amd Winter of 2014.
Groundswell with Frank Bock at Independent Dance
Katye teaches across the UK and internationally. I am the founding director of Decoda
Katye performs regularly and have longstanding performance practices in the work of Florence Peake and Joe Moran.
Her current practice and curiosities engage working methods that deal with imagination, with enduring experiences that may be caught in an accidental moment of encounter, or witnessed over much longer periods of time.
"I am living the possibility that one makes and performs work as an activist. The activity performed might be displaced and persistent, or commonplace and fleeting, revealing a raw craft through structures and through dancing that is always hopeful."
Artistic Director Decoda