Mass, Mind & Motion: a workshop with Charlie Morrissey

September 21, 2018

When: 1 - 4 pm, Sunday 14th October (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. 

Level: Some movement experience is required

Cost: £15 (£10 BDN members - get a year's membership for £30 here)

Book: Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To book a place, email



This workshop is part of Charlie's ongoing investigations into what moves us. It takes improvisational approaches to different ways of engaging with and experiencing anatomy, perception, and imagination through our interactions with others and with the environments we find ourselves in.


We’ll consider thinking as moving and movement as thought. We’ll work alone, with partners and with the group as a whole, and use the information transmitted through interactions as a means to understand more about what what happens as we move.


The workshop is a space for physical work and play; where we dive into materials together and see what comes up.

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; performs and collaborates in the work of other performance makers and curates a programme of dance events at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire.

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.

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 performances of Materials rearranged to be with Siobhan Davies Dance; What Happens When - a commission from Joint Adventures with Andrea Buckley, Orlando Gough and members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in Munich; he is creating a new group work If this is it, then what are we going to do with it with Ben Ash, Neil Callaghan, Katye Coe, Tom Goodwin and Susanna Recchia; Charlie is performing a solo directed by Colin Poole and also in Quarantine’s Wallflower this Autumn.




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