[CI-Announce] Chris Aiken and Kirstie Simson Workshop December 10
cdeep at alumni.princeton.edu
Mon Nov 28 03:45:28 CET 2005
Dancers and Friends,
I hope you can join us in Philadelphia for a special workshop with
Chris Aiken and Kirstie Simson. Please sign up directly with PDP at
215.676.1540. For info, directions, or ideas for other things to do
in Philadelphia, you are welcome to contact me.
>Subject: FW: PDP Contact Improv Day 12/10/05 - Chris Aiken and Kirstie Simson
>Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 20:59:22 -0500
>A pretty special workshop to catch.
>PHILADELPHIA DANCE PROJECTS
>CHRIS AIKEN & KIRSTIE SIMSON & ANGIE HAUSER
>CONTACT IMPROV DAY DECEMBER 10, 2005
>AT THE PARLOR,
>1170 S. BROAD STREET PHILA. PA
>STUDIO PERFORMANCE w/ANGIE HAUSER 7PM
>"PAY WHAT YOU WILL" CONTRIBUTION/PERFORMANCE
>Chris Aiken and Kirstie Simson will offer a workshop in Contact
>Improvisation, drawing from over forty years of combined experience
>both as teachers and performers. Their focus will be on exploring
>the huge potential of the body's response to the primal urge to
>move. Inspired by human interaction, physical challenge and
>creative responses to the unknown, dancers will learn to push beyond
>their limitations. They will build slowly, based upon simple
>principles that expand outward towards full-bodied dances which are
>often experienced as joyful and liberating.
>All levels are welcome, but come prepared to move and be moved.
>These two artists will be joined by Angie Hauser in an up close
>studio performance Saturday evening at 7PM. Come see why these
>dancers are venerated as Contact Improv "master practitioners"
>PDP's Contact Improv Day is made possible with support from Dance
>Advance an artistic initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts
>administered by the University of the Arts
>ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
>"Kirstie Simson is one of the legends of British Dance
>and one of the greatest exponents of Contact
>Improvisation" Time Out Magazine, London.
>"Kirstie Simson is justly celebrated in
>Britain for exquisite, sensuous dancing that seems to
>come from some simple force of nature".
>Jennifer Dunning, New York Times
>Kirstie trained at the Laban Center, London and went on the next to
>work extensively, performing and teaching throughout
>England, Europe and the USA. She has collaborated with
>many dancers and musicians who share a common interest
>in working with the freedom to explore ever new and
>exciting ways to go beyond limitation. These
>performers include Julyen Hamilton, with whom she
>worked in close partnership for some years, Steve
>Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Simone Forti, Pauline de
>Groot, Alessandro Certini, Andrew Harwood, Chris
>Aiken, Katie Duck, Philip Hamilton, Peter Jones,
>Russell Malliphant and others. She has been seen at
>the Dance Umbrella Festival in London, at DTW in New
>York City and many other performance venues worldwide.
>Kirstie has been a regular guest teacher at the School
>for New Dance Development Amsterdam, Dartington
>College England, Laban Center London, New York
>University, George Washington University Washington
>DC, Oberlin College Ohio, and Movement Research NYC.
>She has also been teaching dance companies all over
>the world, including Sasha Walz and Guests Berlin,
>Siobhan Davies Dance Company London, DV8 Physical
>Theater Company London and others. She teaches classes
>and workshops at many other colleges and centers
>throughout the world.
>Chris Aiken is a leading international teacher and performer in the
>field of dance improvisation and Contact Improvisation. His movement
>experience includes dance, theater, Contact Improvisation,
>compositional improvisation, Alexander Technique(tm), yoga, release
>techniques and athletic training. Over the past twenty years, Chris
>has performed and collaborated extensively with many renowned dance
>artists including Steve Paxton, Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith,
>Peter Bingham, Andrew Harwood, Ray Chung, and Angie Hauser. He has
>been presented the Walker Art Center, the Annenberg Center, Jacob's
>Pillow Dance Festival, DTW and Bates Dance Festival, among others.
>He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the
>Guggenheim, Bush and Jerome Foundations.
>Angie Hauser is a dancer whose work is grounded in improvisation and
>performance. Her interests and background reflect the influence of
>contact improvisation, post modern choreography, ballet and
>Butoh. As an improviser, she collaborates with many gifted
>artists including Chris Aiken, Lisa Gonzales, Kathleen Hermesdorf,
>K.J. Holmes, and Darrell Jones. She is a member of the Bebe Miller
>Company, where she contributes to the creation of award winning
>dance works that are performed throughout the country. She has
>taught improvisation and dance throughout the country including
>Bates Dance Festival, Earthdance (MA), Cornell University, Movement
>Research (NYC) and LINKS Hall (Chicago).
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