Katie duck Movement Workshop August 12 to 15 11:00-13:00 Studio 1


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Remember, Reminded, Detour

In this workshop I will cover materials I have researched about “why” we learn to walk and why we forget to keep learning to walk. In my world of theatre, music and dance, the body is the glue that brings all time arts together reminding us that the joy of moving is based in how we continue to be curious about the simple actions we do day to day.

“Dance is fancy walking”

We will begin the work using simple movement tasks that wake up our awareness.

“Tell the brain to tell the mind to shut up ……… body obey me” 

The aim is to re kindle a curiosity for not just what or how you are discovering movement, but rather question what motivates you to move and then “Why” do you choose to go one direction or another in any given creative situation.

“80% of the people on the planet forget that they have a body once they reach adulthood. Before that, it was the first thing we remembered as we woke in the morning glee full and proud that we learned to step out of our beds. We remember we have a body, we are reminded we have a body, we take detours in order to re-discover daily we have a body” 

I will increase the work I do in my interdisciplinary workshop about how the eyes and ears are a basic part of our physicality, that there is a differences in how we look, watch or see. In how we hear or listen.

I will integrate the the question; is the wall coming towards us or are we are going towards the wall?

Agility with spacial orientation it is a gift in creative movement. The chemical rush we receive to the brain enhances our perception of “Body Body Body”.

 

Katie Duck

I have been investigating theatre, dance, text and music with live performance for 40 years.  In my workshops, I take a microscopic view on the role improvisation plays in a live performance combining my background in the performing arts with my curiosity for advances in brain studies, music and movement research. In this movement workshop, I will use my studies about the body with the insistence that improvisation provides to help us re-discover “why” we love to move. www.katieduck.com