Moved Series…Summer 2015- Simple Actions, excavating memories with Ana Mira
Booking deadline Friday 12th June with payment due by Friday 19th June
When we rest deeply surrendering into gravity through movement, our awareness and tonicity of the flesh changes as our bodies open to relation with others – body, stone, resonance.
We begin with sequences of simple actions as rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, curving-uncurving, folding-unfolding, bending, kneeling, squatting, walking, running and so on…and more, like rolling to stand, curving to go down, folding to reach, leaning to fall, pushing to stand and so on so on. At this moment we aim to search for that continuum plane that sustains the danced gesture.
Then we elaborate with another set of propositions such as tracing the periphery of the room through movement, making a movement sequence from a geography of touch in which the environment of your actions can be the body of the other moving that you learn with your eyes closed, carrying someone across the space, making a list of wonders, making a dance with the choices you just left behind.
We take moments for reflection on our experiences during the workshop, articulated with a few selected dance essays that will be distributed beforehand.
Ana Mira is a Lisbon-born dance performer, maker, researcher and writer. She has been doing extensive dance training in Europe and USA. Particularly interested in the legacy of american post-modern dance, she has been mostly influenced by Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson and Eva Karczag. She completed her doctorate in philosophy aesthetics at New University of Lisbon in 2014. As a dance performer she has worked with Russell Dumas, Pauline de Groot and, presently, Rosemary Butcher. Her choreographic work developed in collaboration with various artists, including visual artists. These works have been presented in theatres, galleries and other public spaces.
Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th July – workshop times approx 10am-5pm each day.
The workshop will take place in the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) at Coventry University. Click here to see a map of the location.
Look out for further Moved Summer/Autumn 2015 workshops to take advantage of our multiple workshop booking discount!