Improv Movement for Business Agility: 11/14 Workshop with Annie Sailer
The Grove New Haven, CT
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Professional New York choreographer Annie Sailer leads an evening of improvisational structures that build upon each other in an iterative manner.
This workshop will help you:
- open up new options for problem-solving in uncertainty - increase skill in communication, both verbal and nonverbal - trust in deeper levels of intelligence for help in decision-making
Participants mirror the choreographer's very simple movements to warm up the body, then try out more complex interactions. Working in pairs and small groups, they learn to collaborate spatially. Individuals are encouraged to work with the movement organically and listen to personal rhythms and comfort levels as they feel what it's like to be part of a self-synchronizing group.
An emphasis throughout the workshop is on letting go of predetermined ideas and decisions.
No experience in modern dance is required. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to learn on your feet!
Background Context: The book Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work, by Robert Austin and Lee Devin, established the relevance of performing arts practice to entrepreneurial business. The Agile Manifesto for Software Development cites "responding to change" as more important than "following a plan." Agile coaches around the world attest to improvisation as an aid in honing lightning-quick reflexes.
Annie Sailer is a dancer, choreographer, and painter who lives in New Haven, CT, and directs the New York-based Annie Sailer Dance Company. Sailer has been choreographing, performing, teaching, and painting since the mid-seventies, and her choreography has been performed throughout the United States. She holds an MA in dance from George Washington University and an MA in studio art from New York University. Her work in dance is mainly influenced by improvisation and the Erick Hawkins Technique.
E. Slomba Arts Interstices connects the arts and startup worlds by sharing models that work to inspire communities across sectors. Elinor Slomba is a Certified Scrum Master who has spent decades fundraising for arts institutions. She collaborates regularly with professionals in visual, performance, and literary arts as well as in software development and other technical fields to deepen understanding of principles necessary for innovation.
The Grove (View)
760 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510