Workshop with Sherwood Chen
Sunday 18 September, 12 - 5pm, The Work Room studio
This dynamic research-oriented one-shot intensive begins with a warming torrent of protean progressions, moving us across and through the floor, rhythmically and incessantly, to revel in our bodies and to un-master with lucid exhaustion. This is followed by proposed sensorial scores (partnered, group and / or solo) and improvisation études to investigate porosity between flesh, bone and imagination. The workshop will be in the Work Room studio, but please also dress for the weather as we may venture outdoors. Also bring a blindfold and something to take notes.
SHERWOOD CHEN (US/FR) has worked for and / or with artists including Grisha Coleman, Xavier Le Roy, Min Tanaka, Anna Halprin, Amara Tabor-Smith, Ko Murobushi / inkBoat, Sara Shelton Mann, Anne Collod, Benjamin Bertrand and Yuko Kaseki. He leads movement research, training and workshops for dancers and performers internationally, and has trained performers in places including the Centre National de la Danse Pantin, Marameo, Independent Dance / Siobhan Davies Studios, La Ménagerie de Verre, Oficina Cultural Oswalde de Andrade, ODC, Arlequi, Chez Bushwick, Centro Nacional de las Artes (DF) and the Maré Center for the Arts. For over twenty years, he has contributed to Body Weather research initiated by Tanaka and his associates, working with members of founding generations including Oguri and Christine Quoiraud, and formerly a member of Tanakas MaiJuku in rural Japan in the 90s.
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