An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Sun, February 18, 2018
Practitioners and movers of every level are invited to take part in a special three-day mini intensive workshop with Peter Kyle addressing attention, presence, and interaction. The basis of the work will be Slow Tempo, an extreme slow movement practice developed by noted Japanese theater director/playwright Shogo Ota, and includes a unique opportunity to work with miura, beautiful folded paper sculptures created by visual artist Caleb Nussear.
Each session begins with a gentle full-bodied warm up, followed by investigations of technical challenges revealed by moving slowly, including balance, focus, and efficiency. Sessions continue with structured improvisations allowing for free exploration of this aesthetic, this extreme slowness where Ota believed “we find fresh expression to defamiliarize our daily experience – to look again.” The workshop concludes with an informal public showing by workshop participants on Sunday, February 18th from 4:30-5:00pm in the soaring BkSD space.
Though designed as a three-day progression, participants are welcome to attend individual sessions.
Peter Kyle is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance, based in New York City. He toured internationally as a soloist with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance, and performed in the companies of Mark Morris, Erick Hawkins, Gina Gibney, Laura Glenn and the theater company P3/east. He is a longtime faculty member at Bard College and Marymount Manhattan College, and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts, among others. He was recently named Associate Director at Bearnstow, a unique summer place for the arts and natural sciences in rural Maine, where he teaches annual workshops in Slow Tempo. Kyle has received choreographic commissions and residencies across the U.S., in Scotland, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, Mexico, and China. His Tiny Dance Film Series has been installed at festivals, galleries and theaters internationally since 2006. In 2017, his short film, crowd SEEN, was an official selection in the 45 th Annual Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. He serves on the Board of Directors at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a 2016 Fulbright Specialist grantee in Kiev, Ukraine. He has received other awards and grants from the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Washington State Arts Commission, American Music Center’s Live Music for Dance program, New York Foundation for the Arts, Mertz Gilmore Foundation via Triskelion Arts, the U.S. Embassy in China, and most recently a Public Diplomacy grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.