In the workshop Twisted Buoys, artist Emma Waltraud Howes will present practical exercises toward a method for supporting the agency and creativity of an individual. She will introduce practical exercises for maintaining a tether amidst the chaos, operating from the viewpoint that each persons embodied history offers important information for survival: exercises include a frame to work within, and an exploration of accumulative possibilities that occur when diverse individual skill sets encounter one another. Through variations on rhythm and gait, gravity and grace, this workshop aims to offer participants a bucket of tools to build upon. Together we will explore the benefits of improvisation and adaptability as tools to keep oneself afloat in precarious times.
No previous experience required.
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Emma Waltraud Howes is an artist who works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works manifest as multiple reconfigurations of the body and space informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts within the framework of a conceptual art practice. Her labour is guided by observations of gestures with a focus on the development of an expanded choreographic practice incorporating public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and an underlying drawing component in the form of graphic scores for performances that can be interpreted by orchestras, dancers, and the public.