Charlie Morrissey

10–14 SEPTEMBER 2012


10.00 – 12.30(studio open from 9.30 for warm up)
These mornings continue a fascination with looking at how our bodies are in a constant interaction with space both internally and externally. We will look at what happens when we bring attention to space and to the breath and allow them to more fully inform and support our dancing. The workshop is about listening in action as a physical activity; about allowing the mind to fully live in the body and about observing how movement arises from the body. There will be technical exercises to offer us specific practical support for our movement, guided explorations, and lots of dancing. We will look at how we can stimulate our appetite for movement and take a ride on the momentum that our appetites generate. We will work in and out of contact with other people. For me, dancing is about simultaneous listening and action, and it’s training is about tuning ourselves to hear more: the sharper our listening, the more we can hear, and the
more choices become available to us. This can be applied to our solo movement and our relationship to space, as well as to moving in relationship to others.

The morning practice series costs £60 (employed) £55 (self employed or part time) £50 (unwaged)
If you can only make some of the mornings the cost is £15.00 per morning. And then….

14.00 – 18.00 RESEARCH LED AFTERNOONS WITH Charlie Morissey

Charlie will guide ensemble and solo movement exploration exploring the physical dialogue between perception and the imagination, and it’s applications to composition. These afternoons unfold from the morning sessions and are oriented to
offer space and time for Charlie and the group alike to question and deepen their performance and composition practice.

The afternoons cost £80/ £70/ £60 and are only offered as a series.

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More about Charlie…

Charlie Morrissey is a performer, teacher, director and researcher.?He has been working in the UK and in many other countries around the world for over twenty years. He creates large and small-scale site-specific and theatre and gallery based performance work in diverse contexts working with set and improvised materials. ?
His work is informed by ongoing and long-term collaborative working relationships with dance makers such as Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes, Becky Edmunds, Siobhan Davies, Adrian Russi, Jean-Hugues Miredin and many others.

For the last few years, he has co-organised Movement 12 in Brighton – a group of dance artists who curate an international professional development programme.

He is currently artistic director of a major new site-specific work The Tree of Light to be performed by 1,000 people in the South East of England in July as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Also in 2012 Charlie is working with Siobhan Davies Dance Company, researching a new piece for the ICA with her for 2013; he recently performed a new solo commissioned by Bob Lokyer and Siobhan Davies at the Place; is developing a new mobile 3D film installation with film-maker Marisa Zanotti; dancing in a new work by Theo Clinkard; making a new work on MAP dance company; developing a new multi-site work for 2013 with composer Orlando Gough; and teaching for companies, dancers and dance students across the UK, and in Budapest, Berne, Dublin and Grenoble.?

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