|02. bis 03.05.2019||Embracing our Body and Mind/ Choreographic and Improvisational Workshop|
|with Amanda K. Miller|
|im EDEN***** Studio1|
Embracing our Body and Mind/ Choreographic and Improvisational Workshop
Dates: 02.+03. May 2019
Thursday 10-15 h, Friday 10.30-15 h
Fee for the two days: 150 Euro
Place: EDEN Studios, Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin, Studio 150.1
Registration / Information: email@example.com
amanda science / Choreographic and Improvisational Workshop
Amanda K. Miller artistic director of Pretty Ugly Dance Company and former dancer and resident choreographer at Ballett Frankfurt
This will be an open platform for dancers and non-dancers to create dialogues with one another, not through a linear process—but through risk-taking, intuitive thinking, and resonant response, through listening to the space within the music, becoming aware of the nuances of the movement, attempting to balance and coordinate, to shift our perception of the stage and communicate effectively with each other and with the audience.
Miller's instructional method involves the Rudolf Laban 9-point system, and techniques derived from years of experience in classical ballet, and as both dancer and choreographer in a range of different forms of contemporary dance and multi-disciplinarian events. The nine-point system has been an organizing principle for her in creating work for as many as 35 people, or as few as one, working with dancers, musicians, artist, monks and children. The use of spatial and mathematical diagrams, structural improvisations and graphic scores will also be practiced. There are no borders only bridges and all are welcome.
“It’s a breaking of habits; creating freedoms and discovering new thought patterns and vocabulary. It is becoming transparent to ourselves and others through our own bodies. Communication becomes easier, more fearless, and more authentic. True expression”. Amanda K. Miller
Amanda K. Miller was the founder, Artistic Director, and choreographer of Pretty Ugly Dance Company from 1992 till 2009. Pretty Ugly toured internationally and won an array of awards and acclaim for unique artistic and social collaborations. From 1984 to 1992 she was a founding member, principal dancer and resident choreographer of Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe. 2009 she returned to her home NC and began instructing and choreographing at universities and institutions nationally and internationally. She continues to create, instruct, perform, choreograph, collaborate and work with expressive art projects that support dis-advantaged children and young adults. In 2017 she received her MFA from Hollins University.