With: Kathleen Hermesdorf (read more)
Date: Monday 17 – Friday 21 July
Time: 15:00 -18:00
Price: € 150,-
Minimium participants: 15
Please send a link to a dancefilm (if you have one) and your cv, upon which a selection will be made.
Registration deadline: Open until fully booked; limited amount of places are available; register now to ensure yours!.
photo: Chani Bockwinkel
Dancing the body as an instrument of perception, intuition and action. Deepening awareness and understanding of your physical instrument by investigating states of embodiment and the act of motion through a hybrid of traditional, contemporary and alternative forms. Experimenting with the many bodies we inhabit – anatomical, elemental, emotional, artistic, political, animal, magical, mundane and more. Exploring articulation and agency, form and function, materiality and imagination while practicing intuition, following impulses, releasing inhibitions and trusting instincts. Working with energy cultivation, touch and manipulation, technical modalities, somatic and Contact Improvisation, choreography, scores and creative processes to encourage sensate virtuosity, interactive intelligence, personal presence and performative practice.
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Payment can be made:
- by bank: ABN-AMRO to: Henny Jurriëns Stichting*
- by paying cash at the desk of HJS (daily before 13:00)
* Bank ABN-AMRO / Henny Jurriëns Foundation No. 616935587 please add the name and number of the workshop.
IBAN no. NL22ABNA0616935587
SWIFT/BIC code: ABNANL2A
All bank charges are for your own account
Kathleen Hermesdorf is the Director of ALTERNATIVA with musician Albert Mathias in San Francisco. She has been dancing in the Bay Area since 1991 and teaches, performs, improvises, creates, curates and mentors locally, nationally and internationally. Hermesdorf gained invaluable experience as a member of Bebe Miller Company, Contraband/Sara Shelton Mann and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. She is a collaborator at heart, co-directing though the '90s as Hermesdorf & Wells Dance Company with Scott Wells and Collusion with Stephanie Maher, with whom she still shares efforts at Ponderosa in Germany, co-creating and curating PORCH summerschool. Hermesdorf brings over 20 years of experience from the field, studio and stage to her work and holds a BFA and an MFA in Dance Performance + Pedagogy.