A two day workshop with Charlie Morrissey
29th/30th January 2022
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You make me feel (mighty real)
This workshop will play with ongoing interests I have in how perception, imagination, physiology, physics and environment are in a constant interplay in human movement.
We’ll work with images and exercises that shift the ways in which we experience movement as both mover and observer.
The workshop will be a combination of practical exercises and improvisational scores. Working individually, with a partner or partners, and as a group we will build a shared body of information as we go along so that we can cultivate an active interplay between each other and the space that we work in.
The work fosters a readiness and availability in the body to the different layers of possibility that arise as we move. Deep listening is cultivated as a means of tapping into what’s present – in our bodies/imaginations, in the environment and in our interactions with others.
The information discovered along the way will be a resource for dancing and we will play with it as we engage in the moment-to-moment composition that is produced by the movement of our attention.
We will practice seeing and being seen and question what we mean by material, action and performance.
The workshop will introduce elements of Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine; Lisa Nelson’s preparations for Tuning Scores; Contact Improvisation, and my own current and collaborative researches into movement, performance and mind/body relationships.
This workshop is a place for curiosity, inquiry and discovery.
Charlie Morrissey is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher, working in the field of performance for more than 30 years.
He is influenced by ongoing 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.