Summer West Coast Workshop
– with Alice Lee Holland & James O’Hara
Contemporary dance technique, improvisation & creation
2-6 January 2018
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
2018 celebrates 10 years of summer workshops in Perth, Western Australia!
This summer, we extend the invitation to mature dancers. In addition to the popular half-day session for intermediate/advanced level dancers, James & Alice will together lead a daily 2-hour workshop session for bodies that desire a little more time and space to move.
EVEN & CONSIDERED
10:00-12:00 daily | $110
James & Alice will lead this session together, working through movement sequences and improvisation tasks designed for individual physical exploration, technical refinement and creative freedom. This session is ideal for older dancers, or dancers returning to dance looking to regain capacity at a more moderate pace.
13:00-17:00 daily | $195
This workshop will run in two parts:
Part One – Safety Release Technique
Alice’s choreographic practice is relentlessly physical, both virtuosic and intimate. This stems from a base in Safety Release Technique (SRT); a unique contemporary dance style with strong foundations in Bartenieff developed by B.J. Sullivan (USA). SRT includes progressive floor work, which begins with simple, repetitive neuromuscular patterning, and then becomes increasingly complicated musically, temporally and sequentially. The second part of the class focuses more equally on the incorporation of the vertical; yet maintains the key focus that the dancer is in command of their movement through their awareness of and reference through the core.
Part Two – Dancing for and with each other, as only you can.
James is strongly influenced by his time working with Marina Mascarall, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet and Michael Keegan Dolan. Through these collaborations and his own research in workshops and creations, he has developed a passion for working with dancers to enhance and grow the unique qualities and personality in their dance. “Embracing the stories within our cells, bones, muscles and minds we will employ the present, learning through the practice of listening within and sharing with others. Improvising in contact with other bodies, we will learn more about our own instincts and potential. We will search a dance that is personal, honest, conscious and compassionate.”
To attend, please complete the 2018 registration. Limited places available.