Charlie Morrissey

Class Description | Morning Class | 13 - 17 January 2020

Charlie’s classes are ongoing investigations into movement and what moves us. They take improvisational approaches to different aspects of how we engage with and experience anatomy, perception, and the imagination.

In the classes, we’ll explore thinking as moving and movement as thought. We’ll work alone, with partners and with the group as a whole, and use the information transmitted through interaction as a means to understand more about what we’re doing, and what happens as we move. The classes are always a space for physical work and play; where we dive into the materials together and see what comes up.

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Charlie Morrissey is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher working in the field of performance for nearly 30 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.

His work is influenced by long-term working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, K.J.Holmes, Katie Duck and others.

Teaching is central to his practice and his classes are laboratories for exploration and discovery. He teaches for dance and theatre companies, institutions, festivals and independent organisations internationally.

Recent and upcoming projects (2017/18) include commissions for Materials/Rearranged/To/Be with Siobhan Davies Dance; a new group work currently being researched with 5 dancers If this is it, then what are we going to do with it; performances of White Charlie a solo directed by Colin Poole, and upcoming performances of Wallflower with Quarantine. Charlie is currently developing an international programme of workshops, performances and artist led dance activities at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire, England.