Listening, Writing, and Re-embodying: Poetry meets Movement

 
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Listening, Writing, and Re-embodying: Poetry meets Movement

 

Body IQ in Berlin

Listening, Writing, and Re-embodying: Poetry meets Movement

 

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.

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Space as Story
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Space as Story

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

Research Studio
Chisenhale Dance Space 
64-84 Chisenhale Road 
London 
E3 5QZ 

Tickets here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch on viewpoints.uk@gmail.com

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Introduction to the Viewpoints 
with Deborah Black and Ria Samartzi
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to the Viewpoints 
with Deborah Black and Ria Samartzi

Sun, 3 March 2019
13:00 – 16:00 GMT

Theatre Deli - Deli Studios
2 Finsbury Avenue
London

Registration

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 viewpoints.uk@gmail.com

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Virtual Viewpoints - 12-week on-line course** with Deborah Black
Jan
20
to Apr 7

Virtual Viewpoints - 12-week on-line course** with Deborah Black

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.

Course content

— 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



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The Inevitability of Influence: An embodied dialogue on power and control
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

The Inevitability of Influence: An embodied dialogue on power and control

The Inevitability of Influence: An embodied dialogue on power and control

Berlin
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 viewpoints.us@gmail.com if you'd like to register
15€ beforehand 20€ in-person

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