WS2 moving in built places
How do our urban surroundings instruct our desires? Are we composing ourselves to meet the impact of the built environment or is it composing us? What do our bodies do to receive it with our senses? How do we engage with what has not yet appeared? In this site-responsive workshop we will investigate how we read and decode our built environment through our bodies' attunement to and orientation towards communication. Using outdoor spaces at hand and pedestrian-based movement we will generate group explorations that expose the compositional nature of the actions of our communication. Improvisation and score devices will draw our attention to patterns of sensing and acting that direct our choices. Breath, walking, light, sight, sound, city, touch...they will propel us into imagining new relationships with our built surroundings, and new ways of thinking place and place-practice. The workshop begins each day in the studio, then moves outdoors or into other spaces, depending also on the weather. Welcomed are those with all level of experience – with the curiosity to explore movement in non dance-specific spaces, and preparedness to move at ground level also. Please bring comfortable shoes.
Miranda Glikson is a freelance dance artist and educator based in Australia and Germany. Early engagements were with dance companies in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and in Germany since 2000. She has worked as a company teacher and choreographic assistant for several companies and theatres before completing a Masters in Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt in 2014. Miranda is undertaking a PhD with the School of Creative Practice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her practice-led research looks at place experience and instruction through environmentally-located dance-making in built environments.