Independent Dance’s (ID) Autumn Programme Guest Workshops for 2017

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ID are delighted to invite you to Independent Dance’s (ID) Autumn Programme Guest Workshops for 2017. Please find details of the respective workshop events below and visit http://www.independentdance.co.uk/ for more information on how to book. 
 
 Acts of Holding Inline image
With Anna Macdonald 
 
Anna Macdonald is a dance artist and scholar whose work spans dance, live art and film. In the last five years she has been looking at containment as a creative process. She has been thinking about the idea of art/dance as a container that holds things from life in one place for a while: a container that works to consolidate, temporarily, what is inside it.
Anna will invite people to look at…

* How they make decisions to hold on to or let go of things in their work, as part of a process of identification and intensification
* How their artwork ‘holds’ potential viewers
* What they hold on to in their practice
* What holds them
 
The workshop is for dance artists, visual/performance artists, filmmakers – all artists who make work. Part of the day will involve participants thinking through their current practice and part will involve generating something new.
Level – For professional dance artists, visual/performance artists, filmmaker and all artists who make work
Date – Saturday 28 October
Time – 11am – 5pm
Price – Standard price £65 Low income £45 Concession £35
Booking – To book complete an online booking form or call 020 7091 9650.
The workshop includes a free ticket to the Friday night Artist Talk.
Artist talk with Anna Macdonald 
Anna will be talking about the idea of holding as a curatorial act within her current dance and moving image practice.
 
Date – Friday 27 October
Time – 7 – 8.30pm
Price – Standard £7 Concession £5.50
Booking – To book complete an online booking form or call 020 7091 9650
 
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With Mariella Greil, Emma Cocker and Nikolaus Gansterer
How can we develop systems of notation for identifying, marking and communicating the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness? How can we communicate the instability and mutability of the flows and forces within artistic practice, without ‘fixing’ that which is inherently dynamic and contingent as a literal sign?

This workshop seeks out the choreo-graphic traces of translational processes, exploring the shifts of attention and modes of engagement happening at the passage from one medium – writing-drawing-choreography – to another. We will investigate somatic practices and compositional decision-making within a collaborative creative process based on embodied gestures.
 
Choreo–graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line is an artistic research collaboration between writer-artist Emma Cocker (UK), artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) and choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil (AT), in dialogue with other artists. Central to our enquiry is the development of a multimodal and performative system of notation (choreo–graphic figures) for sharing this often hidden aspect of the creative process.
Please visit http://www.choreo-graphic-figures.net/ to find our more about Choreographic Figures: Deviations from the line.
 
Level- For professional dance artists
Date – Sunday 12 November
Time – 11am – 5pm
Price – Standard price £65 Low income £45 Concession £35
Booking – To book complete an online booking form or call 020 7091 9650