Katie Duck Workshop

September 29 | 10:00 a.m. & September 30 | 3:00 p.m. PM |
Room 4525
SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Price: $150 total or $75 a day
To register: benbrown8@gmail.com

Please join us for a two-day workshop with dance, text, and sound improviser/innovator, Katie Duck from Amsterdam

This workshop explores the role improvisation plays in a live performance, combining Katie Duck's background in the performing arts with her curiosity about advances in brain studies, music, and movement research.

Here's what Katie has to say about here workshops:

I guide performers through physical exercises that highlight how the eyes and ears affect movement choices. I set up exercises for the musicians, text artists and vocalist during the physical work to challenge their ability to create “a band” while being aware that space is shifting with bodies involved.

Musicians and performers can choose to change roles in these exercises at any given time. I extend the workshop towards improvisation sessions by setting a fictional front in the studio space and then declare this as a platform to choose pause, flow or exit. I highlight how the limit of these three choices can already provide the frame for a composition to take place, and that misunderstanding, coincidence, real time, interactivity, messiness, emotions, intuition, impulse and inspiration are basic in a creative process.

These raw materials are integrated with the combined fact that everyone in the workshop group can make a choice. The improvisation sessions are given a delegated time frame with an option for the workshop group to shift, drop or lift the space at will.

Find out more about Katie here: katieduck.com.

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September 29, 2018