$5 Participant Fee
Monday Movement Series features a rotation of improvisation-based practices. This season’s MMS includes Open Movement, Authentic Movement, Contemplative Dance Practice and Contact Improvisation.
Authentic Movement is an improvisational technique in which a witnessed person moves with eyes closed for an extended period of time responding to impulse alone. Deepening our intuitive and intellectual selves, we can become a dancing whole entity: equal parts mind, body, choice and intuition. This class is for anyone who wants to stop and take a breath, to look at what you have been taking for granted, to expand then release, meld feeling and knowing, re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty and to learn and be humbled by the great unknown.
Katie Workum began making dances in 1997. Her dances attempt to access the parts of us that have no words, the parts humming underneath our thinking brains; surpassing expression and pushing into parallel systems of being. She is interested in using performance to create community, and strives to create a generous space between dancer and viewer to broaden our specific viewpoints and bring us to a broader collective. She has been presented by Danspace Projects, Mount Tremper Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at Judson Church, and many other NYC-based venues. She has been an artist in residence at Chez Bushwick, Dance New Amsterdam, Mount Tremper Arts, The Kitchen, and Tribeca Performing Arts. Her choreographic process for the last three years has been rooted in the discoveries made from the repetitive practice of Authentic Movement. Please look here: www.katieworkum.org.