Artist Josh Hines and I were invited to do a short week long residency at Purdue University in their Division of Dance. April 1st- April 7th we will be hosting workshops throughout the week in place of students normal classes. We were also invited to participate in the Xperimental concert. A concept first created by Holly Jaycox, designed to push students to think outside of standard proscenium mindset when approaching choreography. Along with performing our own improvised duet, we will be setting work on a group of students based in an improvisation score, but created in the moment in collaboration with those students. We are thrilled for this opportunity and are glad to be making new connections with dancers and non dancers alike. Thank you to Holly Jaycox and faculty for extending the invitation to us.
There will be a mini GLACIER hosted in Lafeyette, Indiana this coming December 3rd and 4th. What started as small jam is now a small retreat for movers, dancers and contact improvisation lovers. Click on the invitation below:
Come join Josh Ramsey Hines and I! We will be making our way to enjoy this fabulous, condensed version of our GLACIER experience in Wisconsin and we hope to see you there.
Please take a look at the Glacier website for more information on Contact Improvisation, on local jams you can participate in and upcoming events that bring jammers, improvisers and contact enthusiasts together to gather thoughts, insight and groove.
Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.
—from Ray Chung workshop announcement, London, 2009
What a rewarding experience. Super Sunday turned out to be a super success. Josh and I were facilitating movement as a part of this collective interdisciplinary studio space that Feverhead had set up for the Wexner Center for the Arts‘ Black Mountain College Exhibit. We had come with our movement scores ready and with a mind set of flexibility to be prepared for whatever the afternoon brought. We ended up dropping any preconceived scores and just seamlessly slipping into the vibe of the space. Our fellow Feverhead key holders had set up stations in each of their respective arts and creative outlets, but the space was just begging for collaboration. None of us stayed in “our” space. We cohesively decided to play and explore throughout the entire experience. From the moment people walked through the doors, visited the Black Mountain College exhibit and made their way up the escalator into our world they were immersed in an environment of experimentation and research. I spent time drawing, drumming, lying, wondering, playing with video, text and alternate realities. It was fantastic, and the more we would play- the more the participants passing through would play with us too. Both young and old were so open and inviting with their creativity and it created such a rich experience for all. I felt very lucky to be a part of this event and thankful that experiences like this are available to our community in such a trying time in our society and world.
As a Key Holder at FEVERHEAD, myself and fellow “feverheaders” are so excited about this upcoming Super Sunday @ The Wexner Center for the Arts! Super Sunday is an interdisciplinary studio with local artists and organizations- This Sunday come join all of us from FEVERHEAD while you explore the latest exhibition of Black Mountain College!
Dancers/ Movers: Nicole Garlando, Josh Hines and myself will be facilitating The mo͞ovmənt kôrnər! …….a space for experimenting with body, shape, space, partnership, narrative, imagery and (of course) movement! Participants will be led through dances and scores- directed to build, tear apart, morph and expand imagination. Come dance with us, there is no experience needed. Bring your mind, your voice and your self. Participants are encouraged to be inspired by other mediums and aspects of the exhibition as well, so gather as you go and feel free to bring photos, drawings, text, poetry or thoughts from what you experience along the way.