5th-7th April 2019 11am-6pm £90 (£45 deposit to secure place)- to book, email Rob – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuning Scores (originated by Lisa Nelson) is a dance practice that unveils sense desires as motivators; movement as collateral choreography; time as music and rhythm; space as palette and environment.
Tuning promotes collaboration between individuals willing to engage, play, and occupy shared space. A collaborative communication process, Tuning proposes ensemble creation where each participant embodies their unique responsibility for action/non-action. Friction between consorting images provides feedback for the groups’ collective learning, discovering, inventing. Relying on our life-long underlying movement skills— like CI experience or expressions such as singing, spoken word, object puppeteering, space design— we will use our resources to serve and tune the images revealed as we improvise.
Class will include rigorous sensory warm-ups, physicalizing thru CI, and playing with a cluster of scores to grow edges.
Karen Nelson continues to be a cornerstone of dance improvisation in the US’ Pacific Northwest and abroad. A long-time mutator of the form Contact Improvisation (CI), she co-founded mixed-ability experiments Dance Ability and Diverse Dance Research Retreat while later joining Lisa Nelson/ Image Lab’s developing of Tuning Scores for performance. She explores dance history and currency that centers intersections of practitioner experience and interrogates whiteness within her own embodiment and larger community, often collaborating with artists around the world. Her teaching approach brings classic origins of CI and Tuning through exercises, images, practice and discussion along with a view towards engendering individual possession and evolution of the forms through one’s own experience.