Moved – a series of weekend intensives

Moved… by Decoda

a series of weekend intensives for dance artists

Questioning Dance

Choreography workshop with Joe Moran

Choreographer and dancer Joe Moran leads Questioning Dance, an investigative choreographic workshop arising from his renewed enthusiasm for movement and dance within choreographic practice. In his work Joe is currently considering the apparently mutually exclusive relationship between 1) choreographic formalism and conceptually driven dance and 2) full-bodied, unmediated dancing. This workshop is intended to be a laboratory opportunity to explore these concerns. It is open to choreographers, makers and dancers with a strong interest in the creation and development of movement.

Questioning Dance will investigate detailed somatic approaches to develop movement, as well as techniques to analysis, test and refine movement. It will also question how we shape and extend

material through choreographic structuring.

Moving Between

Workshop with Lucia Walker

Moving Between will explore space and support; attention and action; form and freedom.

Independent dance artist Lucia Walker brings her interest in the way movement exploration, awareness practices and play can provide a ‘common language’ which lies beneath different cultural experiences and styles of dance. This weekend intensive offers dancers an opportunity to

connect to their own dancing, to connect to physical forces such as gravity and momentum, and to

move and play.

Dancing bodies, moving images

Curated in partnership with dance makers Polly Hudson and Andrea Barzey

A weekend about embodied practices in relation to dance and the moving image. Weekend will

include screenings, workshops and discussion.

Key questions: How is the body integrated in dance on screen? What differentiates choreography for live performance and choreography for the camera? How might dance makers and performers maintain embodied space and somatic sensibility when creating a dance film artefact?

A call for submissions will be released to our mailing list in the Autumn 2011

Decoda is based in Coventry and is the organisation that has grown from the Summer Dancing festivals. We create spaces, workshop series, festivals and curated performance events for the

independent arts community.

Moved… costs
£60 full fee (employed or funded)
£45 independent artists (or part time employed)
£30 students and other concessions

To book a place or to receive further information about the weekends please contact
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