3-day Workshop with Susan Rethorst, A Choreographic Mind

A Choreographic Mind with Susan Rethorst

Dates: Thursday, December 29 – Saturday, December 31, 2016
Location: REDHORSE STUDIO, 1550 East Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
Workshop Fee: $250

***REGISTER HERE***

Workshop description: Over three days 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.

No previous dance experience required.

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.

Participant testimonials:

“In her workshops she treats the dancers as equals, and the room quickly becomes a community of artists. I was not intimidated or fearful as the creative space she holds is welcoming, nurturing, and very focused. I felt safe experimenting. Her prompts and structures allows any dance artist to move beyond their creative habits and enter a new way of creating, which is extremely exciting. Both her sense of humor and her cerebral depth filled the space and invited a sense of play and thoughtfulness in all of us as we investigated our own new work.”  –Darcy Lyons

“I have since adopted the invaluable tools and prompts that Susan introduced into my choreographic process. It was an extraordinary experience for me, and I look forward to continue my studies with Susan too. I highly recommend dancers and movers of all kinds to take Susan’s workshop!”  –Mariam Dingilian

Dates: Thursday, December 29 – Saturday, December 31, 2016
Location: REDHORSE STUDIO, 1550 East Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
Workshop Fee: $250

Includes a daily home cooked lunch! Dietary restrictions will be accommodated.

***REGISTER HERE***


REDHORSE STUDIO, Philadelphia, PA

December 29-31, 2016 – A Choreographic Mind workshop.
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