Body IQ in Berlin
Listening, Writing, and Re-embodying: Poetry meets Movement
Join us - registration is open!
Poet Alyson Hallett and dance artist Deborah Black dialogue between movement and poetry, asking, what if writing reveals what we don't know we know?
Can it be a way of co-authoring with the parts of ourselves that only speak through a pencil?
Can writing take us into the depths of our bodies, thus creating pathways to re-embodiment, knowing, and therefore re-empowerment?
A starting place for the workshop is learning to listen again. Deborah will introduce the Six Viewpoints practice of presence inspired by choreographer, Mary Overlie. Participants will open up their bodies to a myriad of connections with space, emotion, movement, time, the earth, and one other. Within that, can we hear, see, smell, feel, all that we are connected to and experience it fully?
What comes of this listening? Alyson will introduce writing exercises and the invitation to share what is written, to make known what is going on inside the body and mind as it moves. We will work towards an understanding of our bodies as an act of re-empowerment as we bring together our thoughts, feelings and actions to the page and into the room to inspire others.
For the first time in almost seven years, Deborah will perform an adaptation of The Runner (2007), choreographed by Deborah Hay
August 28, 2019
OUTSIGHT, a performance series presented by LEIMAY in partnership with the New York Restoration Project.
Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden
Lower East Side, NYC
Featuring Peter Sciscioli (New York, USA) in conversation with Iskra Sukarova (Skopje, Macedonia), Ivana Ivcović (Zagreb, Croatia), Agnieszka Mendel (Wygnanowice, Poland), and other participants from the IIAC residency and Moving Arts Lab at Earthdance. Moderated by Marýa Wethers, Director of International Initiatives at Movement Research.
GPS Chats offers GPS artists and cultural producers an informal platform to discuss their work in the independent contemporary dance sector within their cultural contexts and the influence of international exchange on the development of their practices.
I will be participating!
Deborah invited back for the 3rd time to participate in the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) and to teach and perform at the Moving Arts Lab (MAL) in Western Massachusetts. August 18 - 25.
Becoming Known: An experiment in creating from text
Everyone brings a text - original, prose, poem, play - something asking to be worked with and/or known more intimately. We work slowly to connect with our bodies and voices. We open up to watch and listen to each other, receiving words and actions. We loosen our hands to write from our bodies, from our experience. We enter into the unknown to create. What do the words tell us? What do we need to communicate? Maybe a song, a painting, a dance, a piece of theatre, an essay, or something we can’t yet know.
The Six Viewpoints
Originated by dancer/choreographer, Mary Overlie, The Viewpoints deconstruct the materials used in performance: space, time, shape, emotion, story, and movement, opening up their infinite possibilities. This workshop will include a brief introduction to the theoretical framework of the Viewpoints as well as taking a closer look at the materials through improvisation and experimentation.
SPACE AS STORY
What story does a space or place tell? What story could it tell? How do space, the body and language work together to become a story, whether narrative or abstract?
In this four-hour workshop, we will challenge and expand our knowledge of the materials of space and story for performance-making. The afternoon will be based in the Six Viewpoints theory and practice.
Originated by dancer/choreographer, Mary Overlie, the Viewpoints deconstruct the materials used in performance: space, time, shape, emotion, story, and movement, opening up their infinite possibilities. The study of the Viewpoints introduces performance makers to a clear vocabulary of materials to spark research or new perspective on their own work.
The afternoon will include a brief introduction to the theoretical framework of the Viewpoints and exercises to localise the materials of space and story. Then we will put space and story in communication with one another through improvisation and experimentation to find greater and greater storytelling possibilities.
This workshop is for performers, directors and choreographers, but dramaturgs, designers and artists of all disciplines are also welcome.
No prior movement experience is necessary.
Sat, 25 May 2019
14:00 – 18:00 BST
Sun, 3 March 2019
13:00 – 16:00 GMT
Theatre Deli - Deli Studios
2 Finsbury Avenue
This three hour session, will include a brief introduction to the theoretical framework of the Viewpoints as well as taking a closer look at the materials through improvisation and experimentation.
This workshop is for performers, directors and choreographers, but dramaturgs and designers of all disciplines are also welcome.
No prior movement experience is necessary.
If you have any questions, please get in touch on email@example.com
Sundays from 12pm - 2pm EST, January 20th - April 7th, 2019.
**Registration Closed - Next cohort will begin in Fall 2019 - please join the mailing list for updates
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
— Special guest lectures on poetry and future studies
$400 (scholarships and discounts for students available)
$375 early bird until December 15, 2018
The Inevitability of Influence: An embodied dialogue on power and control
6 October 2018
13h - 17h
An experiment in toppling and examining hierarchies in embodied spaces using the Postmodern practice and theory of the Six Viewpoints as articulated by the choreographer and dancer, Mary Overlie. In our increasingly isolated existences, we will examine hyper-individualism in contrast to group-think to uncover assumptions and discover possible new approaches to being together. We will move, play, and write poetry during this four hour workshop at Lake Studios in Berlin.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to register
15€ beforehand 20€ in-person