Groundwork Pro's creative nourishment for July comes in the form of an inspiring one-day movement workshop with Kirstie Simson.
What moves us and why?
How does Dance Improvisation Practice affect our lives and choices?
Saturday 29th July @ USW Cardiff - University of South Wales (86-88 Adam St, Cardiff)
10:30am – 5:30pm
to reserve your place.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
There is deep inspiration and rigor in a practice of improvisation that posits vulnerability at its heart. Developing the skills to be able to care for, engage, respect and respond to that state of vulnerability in oneself and others gives life to improvisation that is powerful and transformative.
These guiding principles and questions have informed Kirstie’s art/life practice since she began exploring dance improvisation over three decades ago. This is the work that Kirstie engenders through facilitated exercises, open time for play and exploration, movement scores, observations and discussion. Much of the
work is experienced through partnering and connection with others, balanced with solo time for processing and reflection.
In this workshop Kirstie shares insights gleaned from thirty-two years experience of living and loving Dance Improvisation, with a specific focus on how dance improvisation affects our lives and choices.
Kirstie Simson (UK) has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called “a force of nature” by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance” according to Time Out Magazine, London. Simson’s eternal subject is freedom, as she dares to go beyond
the boundaries of form and structure to create movement out of the rhythm of life itself.
Read more at https://groundworkpro.com/people/kirstie-simson/
(Photo credit RH Chen)