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Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood
SEIZE THE DECISIVE MOMENT - Improvisation for performers
The decisive moment in instantaneous choreography
Can we seize the moment, harness our habits and use all our known and unknown resources wisely? Do we truly care for our dances and can we take them to another level? Do we recognise we are part of a bigger picture and be attentive to everything all at once? Can we do less and accomplish more? Can we expand our comfort zone and survive clumsy moments converting them into artistic material? Can we sustain a duet or a solo or an ensemble dance for a long time or just as easily leave it all of a sudden? These are some of the questions this workshop will investigate.
Through the awareness of visual and non-visual perception, we will tune into our inner and outer world as we observe and awaken the imagination for real-time composition. What is so wonderful about instantaneous choreography is that suddenly the elements erupt before you, just like that, and it is essential to seize them… That’s what poetry is! You must not think. The rest of the time, yes, you do have to think but at that moment, you must throw caution to the wind and dive in.
ArtistBio: Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood