Ongoing Dialogues with Scott Smith and Charlie Morrissey
A workshop co-organized by LCI and Independent Dance Further explorations in the collaboration between anatomy and physics 26-29 May Tues- Friday at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios
This workshop is for professional dancers and open to experienced CI Dancers A workshop exploring solo and duet movement informed by Charlie and Scott’s movement explorations as applied to the duet form. Their approach has been deeply influenced by their shared experience of working with Contact Improvisation, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine, and Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores.The classes will employ skeletal imaging and movement, with a particular focus given to the pelvis as root, and the spine as a limb, for integrating spherically and dimensionally into space in both solo and duet explorations. There will be exercises intended to cultivate physical and perceptual embodiment and use of the dancers own form, in a changing relationship to its environment. The exercises are intended to develop and tune kinesthetic and perceptual awareness to open up more choice and possibility in movement, and to activate and encourage deep listening in the body. Anatomical explorations with their root in Material for the Spine will be re-imagined and explored in relation to working with another body. The workshop will include space to explore expanded investigations of the materials we are working with, allowing discoveries made in the classes to open up new territories for exploration as the workshop progresses.