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Somatics, Dance Improvisation and the Poetics of Performance

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- $40 – $50

Facilitated by K.J. Holmes
A workshop in embodiment and discovery for artistry and being human.

This workshop is an entrance into our wide and vivid imaginations through the experiential research of various somatic practices, contact improvisation, ideokinesis, and structures and scores for dancing and creating theater.

The course, designed for performers, creators, teachers, body workers in dance, theatre and performance, will bring forth skills, tools and practical experience of dance studies and improvisation, to become more tuned to physical centers and subtleties of touch, direction and intention. It will explore how to use these discoveries to tune the physical instrument of body and mind as a source for creative practice into performance and enter into the innate wisdom of the body and the poetics of the human being through dancing, voicing, writing, reading and witnessing.

Through exposing contradictions in the body and engaging with our imaginations, we will widen choice, create discernment and practice embodiment and composition.

K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based danceartist/actor/singer/teacher, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has collaborated extensively with Julie Carr, Simone Fort, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Image Lab, Steve Paxton; has performed in the work of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Xavier Le Roy, Lance Gries, Mark Dendy, Melinda Ring, Karinne Keithley Syers, among many others; was cast in Matthew Barney’s new film Redoubt; collaborates with drummer Jeremy Carlstedt in L.I.P. (Love Is Power, MLKjr.); teaches at NYU/ETW, The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College and Movement Research; studied at the School for Body Mind Centering(r) 1995-1999 and since; is a graduate of the William Esper Studio (Meisner acting with master teacher Terry Knickerbocker) and a certified Yoga teacher through Satya Yoga (with Sondra Loring) and continues to study voice with Richard Armstrong; is currently becoming an Ayurvedic nutritional consultant and is devising a new piece titled 900 Bees Are Humming, a multi-disciplinary work exploring death, life and transformation. kjholmes.info

$40-50 sliding scale

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$40 – $50
Event Categories:
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Venue

Arts Society of Kingston
97 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
Phone:
8453380333

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$40 – $50
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Arts Society of Kingston
97 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
Phone:
8453380333