Coaching for professionals
Monday 26.11 - Friday 30.11
Applications / deadline: Please send your applications firstname.lastname@example.org
by November 16th! Please enclose your professional CV.
Coaching cost: 250 PLN
Friday 30.11 / 19:00 / Studio Słodownia +3 / free admission
Tuning Scores Laboratory - composition, communication, and the sense of imagination
This performance research practice focusses on the physical base of the imagination. It raises the questions: what do we "see“ when we look at a dance? what do we ‘see’ from within the dance? By altering the way we use our senses while moving and watching movement, we can begin to identify the genetic, cultural and idiosyncratic patterns our senses use to construct our experience. These patterns inform what we see when we are attending to anything, influence how we sense and make sense out of movement in interaction with our inner and outer environment. Focusing on vision, touch, and hearing, the scores provoke spontaneous compositions that expose our body's opinions and initiate a dialogue-in-action about space, time, movement, and the desire to compose experience. The explorations cross disciplinary lines and provide tools and a framework for communication and collaboration amongst us, giving insight into performance and dance-making processes.
Lisa Nelson is a dance-maker, improvisational performer, and collaborative artist who has been exploring the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement since the '70s. Stemming from an investigation of video and dance in the '70s and '80s, she developed an approach to spontaneous composition and performance she calls 'Tuning Scores.'
Nelson travels widely to perform, teach and create dances and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists, including Steve Paxton, Scott Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, videoartist Cathy Weis. She received a NY “Bessie” Dance and Performance award in 1987 and an Alpert Award in the Arts in 2002. She has co-edited Contact Quarterly international dance and improvisation journal for over 30 years. She lives in Vermont, USA.