Gravity has been a theme in dance classes for ages. But what if we focus on it again? Like really focus! Meaning we keep our attention on the downward dropping of weight in our body and the changing sensation of that weight throughout the class and throughout the course. Simultaneously let’s let our dancing come alive and decay with the plant energy of the current season.
Class will work with plant imagery mixed with closed eyed somatic awareness explorations before practicing some basic ballet together. Ballet as a form came into being before Newton’s theory of Gravity so let’s drop the sometimes serious nature of gravity (and ballet) to focus on our relationship to ground. Let’s play with re-discovering gravity in our dancing like a plant growing roots and rhizomes and perhaps with a few epiphytes (air plants) in the room!
is a choreographer and performer currently living in Vienna. Previously, she has lived and worked in New York City, Athens, Brussels, and Portland, Oregon. Her work explores the collective histories of dance lineages accumulated in a dancer’s muscle memory as a living archaeology.
Her most recent piece Dancing’s Demons premiered in January 2020 at TQW. As a performer, she has collaborated and participated in the works of Frédéric Gies, Michikazu Matsune, Manuel Pelmuș, DD Dorvillier, Miguel Gutierrez, Jennifer Lacey, Michael Turinsky, and Anne Juren, among others. Elizabeth received her BA from Bennington College in Vermont, where she studied Dance and Ecology.
Mon 23 – Fri 27 Nov 2020, 10.00–11.30