Wednesdays in June – 12:30-2:30pm
2 Kingsland Avenue
Through a series of experiments and exercises we will use our bodies as primary investigators to define and examine the larger political, social, and organizational choreographies already at work in public spaces. Together we will increase our awareness of the ways our own and other bodies are informed by systems such as architecture, urban planning, transit, behavioral norms, surveillance, as well as our own expectations, in order to investigate how improvisation might work as a tool to increase our awareness and agency within these intersecting systems.
Taught by: Brandin Steffensen, Zena Bibler, and Katie Schetlick for CLASSCLASSCLASS.
The Body Awareness Jam
In each class, we begin by focusing on our individual anatomies, expanding our range and repertoire of movements that are available to each part or system. Without losing track of our own physical bodies, we move on to explore the structural and social bodies of the room, drawing new lines of flight between self and surrounding space.
Over the course of the class, we work to take ourselves apart and put ourselves back together, emerging with a renewed sense of integrity and complexity that extends beyond studio practice and has the possibility to inform perception and practice of daily life.