Virtual Viewpoints - 9-week on-line course with Deborah Black
Fall 2018 course starts soon!
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The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was originated by dancer/choreographer, Mary Overlie who deconstructed the materials used in performance: space, time, shape, emotion, story, and movement, opening up their infinite possibilities. The student can expect to receive a clear vocabulary of materials to spark research or new perspective on their own work.
— Weekly 2-hour class
— Definition of Postmodernism in relationship to Classicism and Modernism
— Embodiment of the horizontal nature of Postmodernism through the study of Shape, Space, Time, Emotion, Movement, and Story through improvisations.
— Methods for incorporating the Viewpoints into an existing performance, creation, healing, or teaching practice
— Lectures and reading materials to support understanding of the theory and philosophy of postmodernism
— Homework assignments for deepening the relationship to the materials
— An on-line group forum for questions, discussion, and additional resources
Deborah Black is a multi-disciplined embodied teacher, energy healer, dancer, and artist. From 2013-2016 she was based in Europe teaching The Viewpoints at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg (NL) as well as workshops in Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the UK. While previously living in NYC for nearly 15 years and working with Deborah Hay, Siobhán Cronin, Joe Williams, and the SITI Company, she began her current research of collective and individual daily practices, conflict management, the space between dance and theatre, and ecology. She has a BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
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"When the student is ready the teacher appears.”Deborah is calm and real. And she was like a gift from the divine to me. While working with Deborah, I unearthed my everlasting flame. I literally have a fire again towards the endless possibilities of what my work can be and what I can do. I used to keep pushing my goals back because I didn't think that I was ready. Now, I'm on the path to not only meeting but surpassing my goals!
—Trinity Dawn Bobo, artist and healer
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