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Find the Gap
Spontaneity in movement
Either in improvisation or in choreographed dance, don’t we wish that the dancer as well as the spectator are experiencing something that feels new, like happening for the first time right now and here, something we share by being present together in the same moment? How can we stay spontaneous, each time we execute a movement or a piece of dance? Can we plan that? Or should we avoid planning altogether? How can we create a gap between routine and the present moment? In this workshop I would like to explore such questions in a practical way by proposing tasks and experiments that provoke surprises. My main strategy is to focus extensively on the dynamic of movements and to create playful and interactive settings to try out movement material. Improvisation and composition are both used to warm up and to encourage artistic research.
ArtistBio: Kenji Takagi