Multidisciplinary workshop  Katie Duck

Monday August 14 11:00-17:00 Ventilator Cinema. Form three groups at the end of the workshop for the rehearsal process, casual showings and public performances.

In my workshop, I take a microscopic view on the role improvisation plays in a creation process. Three choices can be highlighted in the messiness of an improvisation or creative process;  Pause Flow and Exit.  Each of these choices open up a mountain of study. Each of these choices collect the artists to be both composer and performer.

The base of my workshop is to hold improvisation sessions. I give feedback after each session to define how individual choices demand an intuitive since of time in order to create tension. It becomes evident in the sessions, that the composer / performer needs to be fully awake or they will recognisably loose the thread of the creative activity in play with the collective.

In my workshop, individuals can elect to participate in the performative role (stage) or as a viewer (front). The aim is to gather the workshop group with an awareness that time is passing in perceived speeds and that space is shifting in several dimensions at once wether it be dance, music, theatre or performance art. This awake fullness of choice promotes individual alertness so that the group can share their appetite for creativity.

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