Creative Development Opportunity with Susan Rethorst

Creative Development Opportunity with Susan Rethorst
in Philadelphia, PA

Redhorse (Philadelphia, PA) is pleased to announce two choreographic intensives with world renowned creator and teacher Susan Rethorst.

For more than four decades Susan Rethorst has been making and presenting dance worldwide. She is known internationally for her unique approach to teaching and her philosophical methods of understanding movement and choreography. She is the author of A Choreographic Mind, one of The New Yorker’s Best Book of 2012.

A Choreographic Mind/Workshop Description:
Participants examine in practice what choreography is and does. Where does it come from? What is it for? What are some ways to fuel one’s work with one’s questions? Participants will reflect on the nature of movement and its communicative capacity and get inside the making of work with specific regard to issues of continuity, time, phrasing and sequence.

Participants are asked to show work frequently/constantly and to consider what the nature of the material demands, including modes of production/presentation.

In Susan’s words:
I teach from the point of view that making is an endless quest with ever shifting ground. I encourage an attitude of fueling work with one’s questions, not regarding plans or themes as prerequisites. I regard teaching as a conversational mode; my exercises are proposals in action. I am interested in giving students the ability to recognize and access states necessary to making work; intuition, perception, cognition, interiority, emotional distance, spontaneity, pleasure, will, reflection, humor.

Session 1:
Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 2015 10am-4pm.

Cost: $325

Session 2:
Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9, 2015 and August 15-16, 2015 10am-4pm.

Cost: $250

Redhorse, 1550 East Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

Both sessions include a working lunch complete with a home cooked meal. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated.

Since 1975, Susan Rethorst has created dances out of New York City, Amsterdam and Philadelphia. Rethorst’s work has been presented by The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Downtown Whitney Museum, among others, as well as at various dance theaters, universities, and festivals throughout the U.S. Internationally her work has been produced by The Holland Festival, Spazio Zero Rome, The Kunsthalle Basel, The Aix-en-Provence Festival, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim, an Alpert and a Pew Fellowship.

Questions? Email: redhorsephilly [at]


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