Brisbane Dance Lab being offered this month
On November 30–December 4, Brooke Stamp and Jenni Large will lead a Brisbane Dance Workshop at the Judith Wright Centre. Stamp, a visionary contributor to dance in Australia, boasts a rich 15-year history of collaboration with avant-garde dance company Phillip Adams BalletLab, plus a flourishing solo choreographic career. Likewise, Large, a WAAPA graduate, has performed and toured with companies and independently throughout the country, working with Leigh Warren & Dancers, Tasdance and now Dancenorth.
In the workshop, Large will start each day with a contemporary technique class based on “release principles of softening the body, directing energy and finding freedom within form.” Dancers will explore complex coordination while balancing mobility and strength to access their whole physical potential.
Ausdance Queensland describes, “From here, participants will expand awareness to each other’s bodies, empathising with another body and ultimately deepening understanding of themselves. Through improvisation they will explore the choreographic possibilities of colliding bodies and the significance of unity and connection in space.”
Stamp will then lead participants through afternoon sessions that will build upon Large’s morning class, developing choreographic and compositional possibilities through rich improvisational processes stemming from authentic movement practices, drawing, visualising and sounding the space.
“These sessions will illuminate the dancers’ core kinetic and energetic impulse to move, and support participants to consider energy, texture, imagination and creative location through practicing seeing and being seen,” explains Ausdance. “Dancers will warm their bodies into action, explore moving with eyes-closed, visualization, vocalizing, phrasing and articulating both independently and as a group to develop new modes of awareness of space and others.”
To learn more or to register, visit http://ausdanceqld.org.au/events/stamp-large-brisbane-dance-lab/.