This workshop takes part in Right Here Right Now/Summer Improvisation Workshops organized by Tictac Art Centre. From the 5th of July till the 13 of August, we host 6 workshops by artists whose work is intimately connected to the improvisation in dance. To know more about these events and the package-discounts, click here.
IMPROVISATION AND INSTANT COMPOSITION
by Michael Schumacher
About the workshop:
The aim of this workshop is to develop conscious presence while improvising in a performance. Each session begins with exercises that explore relationships between thought, movement and presence in the immediate environment. By promoting a greater awareness of sensory input, the performer becomes better equipped to interact with their internal and external impulses. The session continues with examples of both fixed and open structures in which the participants improvise with such elements as dance, music, text, and light. Through practice and theory, participants explore a process by which they collectively experience spontaneously created compositions.
Michael Schumacher is a performing artist with roots in classical and modern dance. He has been a member of several groundbreaking companies, including Ballet Frankfurt, Twyla Tharp Dance, Feld Ballet, Pretty Ugly Dance Company, and Magpie Music Dance Company. As an independent artist, he has appeared in productions by Peter Sellars, William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen, Sylvie Guillem, Mark Haim, Paul Selwyn Norton, and Anouk van Dijk. Working as dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Schumacher has developed a unique approach to the discipline of improvisation. He has collaborated with many pioneering artists, including Han Bennink, Katie Duck, Jiří Kylián, Mary Oliver, Kirstie Simson, Alex Waterman and Jin Xing. In 2008, Schumacher was awarded both the Gouden Zwaan and the Jiří Kylián Ring, the first dancer/choreographer ever to receive the two awards at the same time. Mr Schumacher resides in Amsterdam and gives workshops in movement analysis and improvisation worldwide.
Monday till Friday
Times of this workshop:
11:00 – 17:30
Price of the workshop:
Registration fee of €80 required (as part of the €250)
Right Here Richt Now – Summer Improvisation Workshops:
6 workshops of one week by artists whose work is intimately connected to the improvisation in dance. Our guests are: Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Michael Schumacher, Horácio Macuacua, David Zambrano, Edivaldo Ernesto, Rakesh Sukesh. They will share technical knowledge, and creative practices that they have been developing throughout their journey.
Right Here Right Now/Package Discounts:
1 summer-week workshop 250€
2 summer-week workshops 450€
3 summer-week workshops 625€
4 summer-week workshops 775€
5 summer-week workshops 900€
6 summer-week workshops 1000€
This package deal only applies with the Summer workshops of Right Here Right Now: Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Michael Schumacher, Horácio Macuacua, David Zambrano (July 26-30), Edivaldo Ernesto, Rakesh Sukesh.