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KCA - DANCEHOUSE PUBLIC PROGRAM - HOTBED with CHRYSA PARKINSON

HOTBED with CHRYSA PARKINSON - in partnership with Lucy Guerin Inc.
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This workshop aims at adding to the ongoing process of skillful perception by engaging with submerged fictions, performance modes and movement through physical performance practices. The mornings will focus on movement scores and the afternoons will involve memory, discussion, writing and reading in relation to the mornings' work. We will work to find ways for each individual to document their own experiential authorship in a way that allows for the potential of looking forward to looking back.

The performer's experience can be considered as an ongoing series of events: looping back, rebuilding, erasing, uncovering, disenchanting, replacing, and stumbling into unknown territory. A performer represents or produces temporary roles and identities as part of a contained continuity – their own experiential authorship. This type of authorship is not necessarily progressive, doesn't necessarily improve or devolve. It has plasticity. It's a continuity that accepts and resists form, folds and swells, is flexible and forceful. The question of how to document the complexity of the performer's experience is central to the workshop.

Language will be engaged for its ability to distinguish one thing from another. Physical experience will be useful for its ability to humble and destabilize these distinctions. Performance experience will be useful.

 

CHRYSA PARKINSON is a dancer living in Brussels and Berkeley, California. She lived in New York for many years and performed with Tere O'Connor Dance, Irene Hultman, Mia Lawrence, Jennifer Monson and Mark Dendy, among others. She began traveling to Belgium in 2000 to work on improvisational performance with Zoo/Thomas Hauert and David Zambrano. Since then she has also performed with: Adrian Heathfield, Veli Lehtovaara, Remy Heritier, Boris Charmatz, Andros ZinsBrowne, Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jonathan Burrows, Mette Ingvartsen, Phillip Gehmacher, Eszter Salomon, John Jasperse, Deborah Hay, Alix Euynadi, Meg Stuart and Joaquim Koester. She has taught in the US, Europe and Australia, and yearly at PARTS (be) since 1998. Chrysa's writing and films have been published and distributed internationally. Her most recent project, The Dancer as Agent Collection, is available at Oralsite.be. She is the Director of the New Performative Practices MFA program at DOCH/Uniarts in Stockholm.

 

Date: APRIL 2-3
Time: 11am - 5pm
Where: Lucy Guerin Inc.
Cost: $60 (for both days)

Places are very limited and decided on application only. In order to be considered, you need to be a Dancehouse member or become one.

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The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lucy Guerin Inc. and Deakin University and in association with the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

Dancehouse gratefully acknowledges the support of the 20th Biennale of Sydney in bringing Philipp Gehmacher, Adrian Heathfield, Adam Linder and Chyrsa Parkinson to Australia. Philipp Gehmacher and Chyrsa Parkinson are part of ghost telephone, a one-month-long chain performance curated by Adrian Heathfield for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, opening 18 March 2016 at venues throughout Sydney.

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank Phillip Keir and the Keir Foundation, Stephanie Rosenthal and Jenny Kinder for making this public program possible.

The 2016 Keir Choreographic Award is presented by Dancehouse, Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.