At Once with "Dynamic" Solos/Work by Deborah Hay, adapted and performed by Mary Margaret Moore & Shannon Stewart
At Once with "Dynamic"is a duet of solos by Deborah Hay adapted, combined, remade by myself and Mary Margaret Moore.
For 14 years, American post-modern choreographer Hay created and taught solos to a group of selected dancers from around the world in a program called the Solo Performance Commissioning Project. Each soloist was tasked with practicing the performance of their solo daily for up to a year and adapting the work to make it their own before performing for a public audience. This show brings together 2009 solo At Once with 2012 solo “Dynamic” (a northwest premier for both) to create a new work framed by conversations and demonstrations exploring the enigmatic, subversive, and invaluable work of Deborah Hay.
April 5 & 6, 2014
Seattle, WA Tickets Available Soon
THE AWAKE BODY SERIES
Gyrokinesis® with Shannon Stewart
March 8, 15, 22, 29
Saturdays 12-2pm | $85/$75 early bird by March 1st
Drop Ins for March 8th class only $22
This four week Gyrokinesis® workshop will allow you to grasp, utilize, and benefit from the fundamental principles of a Gyrokinesis practice--breath, spiral, expansion, stabilization through contrast and supple strength. Classes in this series will build on material week to week and allow time for hands on adjustments, individualized attention, and a deeper understanding of alignment and core support.
Ongoing Classes at Velocity Dance Center
Saturdays 10 - 11:30 am
Beginning Ballet LIVE MUSIC!
Intro to Dance
Tuesdays 8-9:30pm Next Session April 15 - May 20
We are in the home stretch of the holidays and though I usually start to feel a downward pull on my psyche as we veer into the uninterrupted grayness not brightened by twinkling christmas lights, mindless shopping and presents, right now I feel done with it. I'm ready for 2014.
I'm teaching three days of classes in PDX for those that have had enough already and want to get back into studio/body/creative space. Today on my walk through town, I was thinking about a simple score called "Composing the Room," and stopped to watch the goats perform it.
In February, I'll be back with Adam to teach our special two day dance film workshop (info below). Sign up in advance so we can make some good, number-appropriate lesson plans!
ABOUT THE SERIES
Technique + Scores is a daily practice that feeds the desire for physical rigor and
spontaneous composition and improvisation. The first half of the class
will focus on technical and physical exercises that warm up and explore
the capacity for endurance, athleticism, mindfulness, and specificity in
our bodies. In the second half of class we will introduce
compositional scores for groups that bring integrate imagination,
sensation, relationship, and and hone our craft as performers and
creators. February 8 & 9, 2014 | 12 - 5pm PERCEPTUAL RIFT: Looking and Listening in Dance Cinema
Perceptual Rift is a special one-time workshop that Adam and I will be
holding in August. We will share some of our key creative practices by
making a film or films together as a group over the course of two days.
It will take place both at Velocity Dance Center and at the Northwest
The goal of this course is to heighten your perception of place while
working in two mediums, cinema and dance. It is geared towards both
filmmakers and dancers, or artists interested in exploring this
The ideas that form our practice is similar to a perceptual rift, which
the artist Vik Muniz has described as what occurs when two "seemingly
contentious media," such as photography and drawing, are blended in such
a way that the perceiver feels vision itself."
In these moments the media we're working with transform from our
individual media (dance and cinema) and become the physical place and
the perceiver's moment in that place. The rift that is created is
actually a new space, opened up, a crack in our hardened, accustomed
ways of seeing,
into which the new experience flows.
The workshop is an offering of tools that might help you open up that
rift in your practice; cinematic, choreographic or otherwise, allowing
you to expand how you participate with these mediums, and use them to
further your own senses.
More specifically it will include working with observational scores,
movement scores, discussions of framing and edits, practice in making
short films and editing them. Bring your recording devices; audio,
video, written. If you don't have one we can pair you with someone who
I just finished my second session of teaching Intro to Dance and got a request for my playlist. Because I obsess about having the right music, I very much appreciate this. Here is the playlist I've been working off of for my beginning modern and intro classes. cheers!
We are in NY and at this point I'm still walking around thinking how much I love this city. Tons of awesome stuff going on as usual. I'm excited to check MR's La Song Ya fest. (Favorite panel title: "We Came To This City To Shit on a Stage").
Here is what Adam and I are up to this week:
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We're screening dance films at Spectacle on Wednesday night as part of our RADAR: exchanges in dance film frequenciestraveling series. This time the exchange is Seattle -- New York and the line up is amazing.
Embedded by Marissa Rae Niederhauser Merely Mouthpiece by Adam Sekuler Serpentine by Jessica Hester & Stephanie Wuertz Nemo by Rob Tyler, Adrienne Leverette & Fred Nemo Study For A Cruxifixion by Randy Sterling Hunter Excerpt “Rite of Spring” by Kathy Rose Nightinigale by Jacob Rosen, Kate Wallich Say by Reggie Watts, Amy O’Neal, Gabriel Bienczycki Behind The Front Lines by Katie Fleming Humming Birds by Tracy Rector 1922 by Shannon Stewart, Adam Sekuler & Daniel Mimura
E V E R Y T H I N G: A morning physical practice for training, performing, surviving, and reveling in contemporary dance
(aka your morning technique class)
Int/adv level for students & performing artists
This is a morning warm up that explores rigorous and
playful approaches to physicality, body organization, spatial
navigation, and set and improvised technical exercises that move us
toward connection and freedom. Gyrokinesis, release technique, gaga,
Forsythe/Pite improvisation, CounterTechnique, workout fads, qigong, and
somatic partnering exercises may all be incorporated.