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DD DORVILLIER

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Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT)

Sometimes quiet and gentle, sometimes surprising and inventive

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is a pioneering approach to dance, movement and creative process that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and articulation. SRT was developed, from the early 1970-ies onward, by Joan Skinner. Since then, it has become a significant influence on dance training and creative practice, as well as on leading choreographers and dance-makers across the world.

SRT lets the student practice letting go of habitual holding patterns and habitual ways of thinking in order to find energy and power and awaken creativity and spontaneity. Class includes music and guided imagery as a powerful tool for transformation, tapping into the imagination while working on technical aspects of movement, and involves movement studies with partners, in groups and solos. Movement unfolds, sometimes in quiet gentle ways, sometimes in surprising and inventive ways. Integration of the technical with the creative is a unique aspect of the Skinner approach.

ARTISTBIO: DD Dorvillier

Choreographer and performer DD Dorvillier has been developing her work and practice in New York City since 1989, and in Paris since 2010. In 1991 she and dancer/choreographer Jennifer Monson created the Matzoh Factory, in Brooklyn. Their home and studio was a legendary site for experimentation where artists congregated for low-tech shows, rehearsals, parties, and readings. She has worked with many artists in different contexts including: Zeena Parkins, Katerina Andreou, Sébastien Roux, Walter Dundervill, Jennifer Lacey, Heather Kravas, Elizabeth Ward, Amanda Piña, Yvonne Meier, Sarah Michelson, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Karen Finley, Deuffert/Plischke, Jefta Van Dinther/Frédéric Gies, Annie Dorsen/Anne Juren. Honours include The Doris Duke Performing Arts Award (2013), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011), and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award (2007), as well as Bessies for the choreography and creation of "Dressed for Floating" (2002) and for her performance in "Parades & Changes, replays" (2008).

Dorvillier has presented her work at venues such as PS 122, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, ImPulsTanz, Kaaitheater, Rencontres Internationales Chorégraphiques de Seine St Denis, L'Atelier de Paris/Carolyn Carlson, STUK, DeSingel, and Hau/Hebel am Ufer, among many others. In 2014, Danspace Project commissioned Platform 2014: "Diary of an Image" by DD Dorvillier, a four week platform which focused on her work and practice, including the premieres of two new works: "Diary of an Image" and "A catalogue of steps", and a publication entitled "Diary of an Image", a collection of images and writings about her work by invited scholars and artists connected to her work. In 2008 Dorvillier was the danceWeb Scholarship Programme coach, along with choreographer Trajal Harrell.
 
 

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