WinLab 2019 | Miranda Tufnell and Eva Karczag | 9 – 13 Dec, 11am – 5pm
Winds Through Bone
This workshop begins in the body, in our sense of breath and of bone, in the polarities of weight and lightness, gravity and momentum, stillness and movement …. listening to the body, listening to the world through the body. Through touch, exploring under the surface … into the detail and living architecture of bone … deepening our awareness of the forces at play through body and environment. Moment by moment sensation, story, memory, imagination and dream weave how we feel, perceive, respond and move. We will take time to listen and sense, exploring the nuanced and diverse rhythms that shape the whole - there are winds within winds in the body. In the ongoing flux of experience, bone offers anchorage, a slowing and landing of attention that helps us find connectedness and coherence. Through listening, moving and writing, tuning more fully to the fields of influence at play through and between us and our surrounding worlds, and enriching our dancing.
“Of all the dangers we face the greatest is the deadening of our capacity to respond … we are not substances that abide, we are patterns that perpetuate themselves; we are whirlpools in rivers of everflowing water. The sense of self shifts from noun to verb, from a separate enduring entity that needs its comforts and defences, to a dancer in relationship to life around us “ Joanna Macey
For the past four decades independent dance artist, Eva Karczag, has practiced, taught and advocated explorative methods of dance making. She performs solo and collaborative work internationally, and many of her collaborations involve links across the arts. Her performance work and her teaching are informed by dance improvisation and mindful body practices, including the Alexander Technique (certified teacher), Ideokinesis, Taiji/Qigong and Yoga.
Eva was a member of leading groups in the field of experimental dance, Strider (UK, 1972-75), and Dance Exchange (Australia, 1976-79), and danced with the Trisha Brown Dance Company (NY, 1979-85) creating original roles in Opal Loop, Son of Gone Fishin' and Set and Reset. She continues to teach through the company education program in NY and elsewhere. She has taught dance and the Alexander Technique at major colleges and studios throughout the USA, Europe and Australia, including a sustained period of teaching on the faculty of the European Dance Development Center, (EDDC) Arnhem, The Netherlands (1990-2002). Eva also has a Master of Fine Arts degree (Dance Research Fellow) from Bennington College, VT, USA.
Recent performances include Promenade, a series of improvised durational performance/installations with visual artist Chris Crickmay and composer Sylvia Hallett; and on-going collaborative duets with Gaby Agis (Winlab, London), with Malgven Gerbes (Tanzfabrik, Berlin), and with Shelley Senter (Freedom to Move Conference, NY). Together with Vicky Shick, she has reset Set and Reset/Reset at the Budapest Contemporary Dance School, the Modern Dance Department of the Amsterdam Theater School, and at Princeton University.
Through her performing and teaching, she aims to communicate her love of full-bodied dancing and her interest in the practice of being in the moment.