Join us for a three-hour workshop with the wonderful Charlie Morrissey. Using skills and physical practices derived from contact improvisation, this workshop will explore relationships between seeing and being seen in motion (see details below).
When: 1 - 4 pm, Sunday 22nd April (this workshop replaces the usual CI class that happens at this time)
Where: Brighton Ki Centre, Ground Floor Studio, 12 Queen Square, Brighton, BN1 3FD (Near the Clock Tower & at the top right corner of the square, under the DV8 sign). The dojo has a padded floor.
Cost: FREE FOR BDN MEMBERS, £18 for non-members (get a year's membership for £30 here)
Book: Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will explore relationships between seeing and being seen in motion. It will work from the physical bases of perception to explore how our seeing supports our action and vice versa.
We will shift between different ways of working with our senses as we move, alone and together with others. We’ll observe ourselves and each other in action, and will explore performance as something as much concerned with doing and being in relation to as with showing.
The workshop will uses improvisational skills and physical practices derived from contact improvisation to explore and invite being seen, and to question how being seen might support and amplify the substance of what we’re doing. We will dive into 3 hours of moving and performing practice where the activity of our perception and imagination will become our material.
Charlie Morrissey is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher, who has been working in the field of performance for nearly 30 years.
He creates large and small-scale site-specific and theatre and gallery based performance work in diverse contexts and locations; he organises and collaborates in a variety of performance research projects; and performs and collaborates in the work of other performance makers.
He continues to be interested in the ways in which we invent ourselves through action and in the potentials of the live encounter.
His work is influenced by ongoing working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, K.J.Holmes, Katie Duck and others.
His teaching is central to his practice and his classes are laboratories for exploration and discovery. He teaches for dance and theatre companies, institutions, festivals and independent organisations internationally.
Recent and upcoming projects include Materials rearranged to be with Siobhan Davies Dance toured across the UK; he recently received Arts Council England funding for the first stage of a new group work If this is it, then what are we going to do with it; and performing White Charlie a solo directed by Colin Poole this Summer; he will be performing in Wallflower with Quarantine in venues across the UK in Autumn 2018; be Charlie is currently developing an international programme of workshops, performances and artist led dance activities at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire, England.