Open level workshops

 

Rosalind Crisp's dance methodology could be called choreographic improvisation. It is a dynamic set of principles and practical tools that dancers can use to pay attention to the act of dancing - making dance in real-time, with and from the materiality of their own bodies.

 

The body is 'prepared' with a focus on breath, weight and sensation. Held tension and schematic patterns are undone and attention is brought to the materiality of the body itself. Compositional choices (textures, tones, images, body parts... ) and choreographic improvisation tools and parameters guide the dancer, for example, initiating from one surface of the body at a time. Awareness includes the whole body and is simultaneously localised, enabling the dancer to initiate from any part of the body at any time – parts that may be anatomically divided or fictitiously separated. Processes like flow, delay and rupture also assist the dancer to detach from presenting 'moves' and focus her attention on the continual emergence of, and shaping of the dance, in a shared and porous relationship with her audience.

 

Crisp's practice undoes the hegemony of movement patterns inscribed in dancers' bodies. She skills dancers to understand the presence of these histories in their bodies and how to continually renegotiate them in the dancing. Her tools are constantly evolving, constituting a rigorous and recognisable model for artistic self-learning. Her workshops offer processes by which dancers may guide themselves as independent creative agents.

 

Advanced Labs

 

In her Advanced Labs Rosalind Crisp shares deeper concerns, processes & questions arising from her artistic practice. She works with the body as a generative and intra-subjective environment in perpetual dialogue with its own choreographer, and deals with the possibility of art revealing processes instead of static entities.

 

Examples of areas explored in Advanced Labs are:
undoing dance from the hegemony of history  /  attention flow, lag & rupture  /  embodied imagination & the undomesticated body  /  plunging into the vast vat of bodily materials  /  picking over the rubble of dance's failed obsession with movements - through dancing  /  material body meets fictional body  /  why dancers move so much and other troubles with dance…

 

For over thirty years Rosalind Crisp has been dancing with and from the materiality of her body - the heavy weights that are continually present (gravity, flesh, breath, contents...) and the ephemerals (attention, imagination, and how things are constantly changing).

 

Her Advanced Labs offer dancers and dancer/choreographers who are familiar with her choreographic improvisation method, the artistic support for sustaining a long-term practice as an artist.

Dates

2020

APRIL 8 -12  (arrive 7th)

ORBOST  (Vic, Australia)

LAB - what can dance do?

email Omeo Dance

 

JANUARY 2 - 3

BERLIN

Tanzfabrik

 

2019

 

DECEMBER 2 - 3
DUBLIN 
(Ireland)

Dance Ireland

NOVEMBER 18 - 22
PARIS

Atelier de Paris

NOVEMBER 9 - 10
CARDIFF
(Wales, UK)

GroundWorkPro

NOVEMBER 5 - 6
FREIBURG
(Germany)

ONCE festival

NOVEMBER 2 - 3
BASEL
(Switzerland)

email Charlotte Böttiger

JULY 19 - 22
SYDNEY

ReadyMade Works

 

 

FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 1
PARIS

 


Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson 


 


FEBRUARY 23 – 24
LONDON

Independent Dance
 


FEBRUARY 15
LIMERICK (Ireland)

Dance Limerick
 


FEBRUARY 4 – 7
MALMÖ (Sweden)

Dans Centrum Syd
 


JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 1
POZNAN (Poland)

Advanced Lab
with Rosalind Crisp & Andrew Morrish
Art Stations Foundation

 


JANUARY 12
BOUXVILLER (France)

Théâtre du Marché aux Grains
 


JANUARY 2 – 6
BERLIN

Advanced Lab with Rosalind Crisp
Uferstudios

 

2018


DECEMBER 27 – 30
BERLIN

Tanzfabrik


DECEMBER 2
ÖREBRO (Sweden)

Theatre Martin Mutter
 

Past Workshops & Labs

Since establishing Omeo Dance studio in Sydney in 1996, Rosalind Crisp has been teaching her method in:

Australia
Omeo Dance studio Sydney / Critical Path Sydney / ReadyMadeWorks Sydney / Dancehouse Melbourne / VCA University of Melbourne / QUT Brisbane / STRUT Perth / Orbost Mechanics Institute Victoria / Tathra NSW.

France
Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National (CDCN) Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson / CDCN du Val de Marne / CDCN de Grenoble / Centre national de la danse Paris / Centre Chorégraphique National (CCN) de Franche-Comté à Belfort / CCN de Grenoble / CCN de Roubaix Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Micadanses Paris / Menagerie de Verre Paris / Le Gymnase Roubaix-Lille.

Berlin
Tanzfabrik / LaborGras / Uferstudios / ImproXchange

Europe
Culture of Change Zagreb Croatia / Art Stations Foundation Poznan Poland / Dance Limerick Ireland / IndependentDance London / The Workroom Glasgow /  London Contemporary Dance School / Trinity Laban London / Zodiak Helsinki / Tanzhaus Zurich /  Trois C-L Luxembourg / Les Rencentres Professionels Geneva.

.... to name a few