Class Description | Morning Class | 4-8 February 2019
Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) uses image-guided floor work and hands-on tactile participants to facilitate a deeper kinaesthetic experience of movement. Spontaneous movement evoked by imagery enables the participant to explore technical principles such as multi directional alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy and autonomy.
These classes will cover introductory level 6-10.
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Gaby Agis is one of the pioneers of collaborative performance in Britain, working with leading artists of her generation from other disciplines in galleries, museums and theatres. She founded Gaby Agis & Company in 1985 and the artists she has worked with are Turner Prize nominee Isaac Julien, sculptors Kate Blacker and Cornelia Parker, composers David Sylvian and Gavin Bryars, architects Muf, and the director Atom Eyogan.
In 2000 she was commissioned to choreograph a piece for the Royal Opening of the Millennium Bridge, and her recent works include Explict Faith performed at LSO St. Luke's in 2003, and Touch Un-Sited, which was performed as part of the celebrations for Architecture Week 2005.
Her wider involvements include Falling Wide, the Ripe Nights seasons at the Union Chapel, artist discussions for the Southbank Centre, and numerous curatorial roles at Chisenhale Dance Space.
Since 1993 Gaby has taught the Skinner Releasing Technique throughout Europe, and annually at the Skinner Releasing summer program in Seattle.
For nearly twenty years Gaby has taught both Introductory and Ongoing SRT worldwide. Gaby enjoys teaching a wide range of students from long-term professional dancers to those new to dance. As well as teaching widely in dance institutions, Gaby has collaborated with students of architecture, theatre and the visual arts, and continues to be inspired by the possibilities that SRT brings to different communities. In 2010-11 Gaby was a faculty member on the certification programmes of SRT teacher trainings at both the Introductory and Ongoing levels. As a choreographer and dancer she finds SRT intrinsic to her creative process. Over the past thirty years she has created dance in many different environments from hospitals to opera houses to train stations to galleries. Gaby’s current project takes her north to Baffin Island and Lapland, collaborating with Inuit and Sami artists.