David Zambrano invites Daniel Lepkoff with a workshop at TicTac art centre. His approach to dancing looks at the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment as “danced composition”. The work is open to anyone interested in movement as a language for communication and can be applied directly to performance.

Where: TicTac art centre, Rue Emile Carpentier 34, Brussels, Belgium

When: 1 till 12 april 2019. Times: 14.00-19.00

Moving the environment: Questions into form by Daniel Lepkoff

This approach to dancing looks at the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment as “danced composition”. The work is open to anyone interested in movement as a language for communication and can be applied directly to performance.

The basic work offers practical tools for researching our functional movement and reflexes. Specific exercises look at the details inside of ordinary movement: walking, standing, crawling, reaching, lying in stillness, how we use our eyes to see, rolling side to side, running, pushing, eating, drinking and more.

Exercises are drawn from Daniel’s ongoing movement research and practice, a long history with Contact Improvisation, a base in Anatomical Releasing Technique, as well as long term collaborations with artists: Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti, Channel Z, Paul Langland, Oleg Soulimenko, and others.

Simple improvised scores and structures provide a format for manifesting our movement desires and images in the frame of time and space. We are playing in perceptual space. Each of us is both observer and actor. The studio space is shared a multilayered frame, perceived differently by each participant. A container of images.

Daniel Lepkoff:
Beginning in the early ’70’s Daniel Lepkoff played a central role in the development of Release Technique with John Rolland and Mary Fulkerson, and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton. Through ongoing experimentation with new forms of performance, workshopping specific questions about movement, intense periods of personal movement research, and an ongoing stream of collaborations with improvising artists, Daniel has slowly expanded and deepened his understanding of functional movement and the presence of the imagination in the body.

As a performer he is known for composing dances that arises from the process of living movement and as a teacher for his continual invention of original techniques, making direct contact with information and pursuing questions together with students. He is one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC. He works internationally and lives on a piece of land in Vermont.

Performance event:
Thursday 11 april 2019
20.00: solo improvisation by Daniel Lepkoff

PS. This workshop is also a nice combination with the last week of March in where TicTac art centre hosts a week on Steve Paxton’s work (organised by Contredanse) or the week on Improvisation by David Zambrano following up in April.

Information and Registration for the workshop at info@tictacartcentre.com

Costs for participants: Price: 400 Euro for both weeks is preferred, but also 1 week optional for 200 euro per week.

For further information on TicTac art centre: www.tictacartcentre.com
For further information on Daniel Lepkoff: http://daniellepkoff.com
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