Propositions to dance differently
Workshop with Michael Kliën
Fri 19 Feb | 6 - 9pm
Sat 20 - Sun 21 February | 11am - 5pm
Dance as an artistic discipline predominately sustains itself upon its institutional arrangements, through the history of the development of certain techniques and abilities to manipulate and master aspects of bodily, physical exertion. This has been at odds with the individual’s direct aesthetic experience of dancing, and in this workshop choreographer Michael Kliën will examine these notions as well as the consequences of the ‘cultured flesh’.
The workshop-element will enable participants to develop a rigorously personal approach to dancing. Kliën’s method enables individuals to anchor their practice firmly inside themselves and/or between each other, as opposed to somewhere external (i.e.: a choreography). It provides dancers with an appropriate context and methodology to cultivate, grow and question their own movement-repertoire and physical ability. In concise, yet understandable language he positions the exercises and experiences in a wider social and ecological context, making them at once urgent and relevant to the current political discourse.
For professional dance artists
Full price £150
Low income £90
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Choreographing in the imagination of your Gods
A public discussion with Michael Kliën
Saturday 20 February | 6 – 8pm
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Michael's work has spanned almost twenty years developing an extended practice and theory of both choreography and dance. In this talk he will unfold current concerns, theories and intuitive conjectures that he considers to be of fundamental relevance to current social and political processes. His perspective on choreography as an aesthetic of change engages the workings and governance of patterns, dynamics and ecologies: the choreography of the living. In this talk, referring to his most recent works ‘Parliament’, ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Excavation Site: Martha Graham’, he will attempt to sketch a mental map of his practice and beliefs.
Full price £6
Free to workshop participants
To book please call 020 7091 9650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org