Imprography Dance Workshop represents Miri Lee’s research in composition. Imprography is the way she describes constant physical writing. Miri uses improvisation to tone the insight of the body with an alert intuition.

Where: Studio Singel, eerste Nasaustraat 7 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

When: Sat-Sun 22-23 Apr 2017

Miri Lee’s Research

Through my own experiences in improvisation performance, I developed a methodology that supports the performer in how they are able to consider their choices whilst under the pressure of real-time performance. I have exercises that support being active in the context of the moment while maintaining clarity with spatial choices. This needs to happen with an efficacy that is consequential of the sound, light, public and all of the performers in the group. I integrate music, either live or recorded, by musicians whom I have worked with. As makers, we will explore how we can transform our personal role in a performance whilst executing ‘rational’ and clear choices in a potentially hyper-stimulated environment. The essence of this workshop, is in the visualizing of the invisible; physical drawing in the air, the hidden forms in the space and giving instant shape to a thought generated by the perception of the movement.

Through the use of improvisation as a practice, I place an emphasis on the ability to develop for each of the dancer’s way to conduct research and to place that process towards real time performance. I wish for the dancer to explore possibilities from their personal artistic motifs by placing their creative ideas and emotions at the core of their artwork. I wish to encourage the dancer to develop their own unique style and to gain equal confidence as both performer and/or maker.

My background, from traditional Korean dance, contains a use of controlled breathing that allows for the dancer to be calm between sculptural pause and dynamic flow. Controlled breathing guides the dancer in a particular way from the core of the body to the spine and limb.

Imprography include physical training, to filter minimal expression as an implied pattern. These patterns evolve into complex movement variations that resonate spontaneous and fluent expression. The training process I use enhances an ability to explore and expand self-direction, quickness of response and a sharpness of execution for making choices.
Dancers will be placed in an architectural collaboration, drawing on one’s voluntary artistic participation, building skills out of one’s own creation in a group composition with an inspiration to react body to body, widening their visual perspective with their eye.

To apply, please send an email with your artistic background to imprography@gmail.com

Costs  Two days € 90 / One day € 60

Contact details   imprography@gmail.com

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