These workshops facilitate professional encounters with international and UK-based artists visiting London, and focus on a particular aspect of dance performance or choreography.
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We endeavour to make all of our workshops and classes accessible to artists with disabilities. Please read more here and contact us to discuss any particular questions or requirements you may have.
Autumn 2017 term coming soon
With Anna Macdonald
Anna Macdonald is a dance artist and scholar whose work spans dance, live art and film. In the last five years she has been looking at containment as a creative process. She has been thinking about the idea of art/dance as a container that holds things from life in one place for a while: a container that works to consolidate, temporarily, what is inside it.
Anna will invite people to look at…
How they make decisions to hold on to or let go of things in their work, as part of a process of identification and intensification
How their artwork ‘holds’ potential viewers
What they hold on to in their practice
What holds them
The workshop is for dance artists, visual/performance artists, filmmakers – all artists who make work. Part of the day will involve participants thinking through their current practice and part will involve generating something new.
Click here to find out more about Anna.
How can we develop systems of notation for identifying, marking and communicating the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness? How can we communicate the instability and mutability of the flows and forces within artistic practice, without ‘fixing’ that which is inherently dynamic and contingent as a literal sign?
This workshop seeks out the choreo-graphic traces of translational processes, exploring the shifts of attention and modes of engagement happening at the passage from one medium – writing-drawing-choreography – to another. We will investigate somatic practices and compositional decision-making within a collaborative creative process based on embodied gestures.
Choreo–graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line is an artistic research collaboration between writer-artist Emma Cocker (UK), artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) and choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil (AT), in dialogue with other artists. Central to our enquiry is the development of a multimodal and performative system of notation (choreo–graphic figures) for sharing this often hidden aspect of the creative process.