CPR Presents: We Need a Moment. An Authentic Movement Workshop with CPR AiR Katie Workum

An immersive 3 hour workshop, participants dive into the deep end of our own great unknown with Authentic Movement and improvisation.  Authentic Movement is an expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants a type of free association of the body. Then working in this newly opened inter personal space, more formalized directed improvisational exercises push our boundaries of awareness, creative power and how we all can do, think and see. This is a friendly space to meld feeling, knowing and moving and re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty.  Open level workshop.
October 6, 12p-5p
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn


Tickets: $20 at the door, RSVP to programs@cprnyc.org

Open to all levels

Workshop, 12:00p – 3:00p
In this immersive 3 hour workshop, we will dive into the deep end of our own great unknown with Authentic Movement and improvisation.  Authentic Movement is an expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants a type of free association of the body.  It’s a seemingly simple form of self-directed movement, usually done with eyes closed and attention directed inward, in the presence of at least one witness. Movers explore spontaneous gestures, movements, and stillness, following inner impulses in the present moment. Witnesses gain attunement to their expectations and to how and what they see.  Both enter a space of generosity, care and vulnerability. Then working in this newly opened inter personal space, more formalized directed improvisational exercises push our boundaries of awareness, creative power and how we all can do, think and see.
This is a friendly space to meld feeling, knowing and moving and re-assign hierarchies between expertise and honesty.  Open level workshop.
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Discussion, 3:30p – 5:00p
Should it Stay or Should it Go now? Improvisation in the Studio, practices in choreography.
Improvisation has long been a methodology for making work in contemporary dance practices.  Here we talk with makers and movers alike to try to shed light on how it is used by different artists and get into issues of ownership in material making.
Offered by CPR AiR: Katie Workum
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