DIG - Vital Physical Research 2021 (Plot 2)

DIG - Vital Physical Research 2021 (Plot 2)

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The Anatomy of Gesture

We will explore dance improvisation and performance through the lens of gesture – which for us means the crafting of intention and awareness. Gestures can take the form of specific movements, shifts of attention, making the choice to coordinate one’s actions with others. Gesture can take the form of devising or activating improvisational scores. We are interested in how the syntax of gestures gives a performance an overall sensibility and ground for connections. We believe that it is just as important to attend to the intervals between gestures and the gestures themselves. Our classes will be movement-based, encouraging dancers to develop poetic instincts that are born from both practice and intuition.

Join us for Plots 1, 2 or both!

Each day will consist of a 2-hour morning class, 1-hour lunch and 4-hour research in the afternoon.

139 Sycamore St.
Decatur GA, 30030

DIG, personal and collective movement research, is Core Dance’s summer intensive for professional dance artists. Intended to provide a space for group-minded and individual learning and exploration, artists will investigate the art-making process, tune their creative voice, gain tools in technique, methodologies for movement invention and composition and performance studies. Led by art-makers from around the world, participants will experience a rigorous investigation of the body in space and the connection towards one another while expanding their artistic and movement research practices.

Plot 2 will be led by Keith Thompson

About Keith:
KEITH A. THOMPSON danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1992-2001, served as Trisha’s Rehearsal Assistant from 1998-2001, currently Associate Professor and Director of Dance at Arizona State University, performs and rehearsal directs for Liz Lerman; teaches globally for Sasha Waltz & Dancers (Berlin), his company, ‘danceTactics performance group’, has been featured at Montpellier International Dance Festival, Dixon Place NYC, Jersey Moves Festival at NJPAC in Newark NJ, Triskelion Art Center’s Split Bill Series in Brooklyn, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and the Hokusai International Dance and Theater Festival in Tokyo, Japan and Nimbus Presents OFFLINE at BAM Fisher in Brooklyn. Professor Thompson is also the Inaugural Faculty Fellow at ASU’s Center for Race and Democracy.

Location / Venue

Core Dance

Campaign to Support Core Dance

For four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global reach, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell.  Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a platform for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (coredance.org)