Workshop with Michael Schumacher
Improvisation and Instant Composition
Do/ Thur 28.6. – So/ Sun 1.7. 2018
Täglich von / Every day from 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr, EDEN***** Studios Berlin
im Tagesprogramm des / As part of the daytime program of SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin
The aim of this workshop is to develop conscious presence while improvising in a performance.
Each session begins with exercises that explore relationships between thought, movement and presence in the immediate environment. By promoting a greater awareness of sensory input, the performer becomes better equipped to interact with their internal and external impulses.
The session continues with examples of both fixed and open structures in which the participants improvise with such elements as dance, music, text, and light. Through practice and theory, participants explore a process by which they collectively experience spontaneously created compositions.
Michael Schumacher is a performing artist with roots in classical and modern dance. He has been a member of several groundbreaking companies, including Ballet Frankfurt, Twyla Tharp Dance, Feld Ballet, Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Magpie Music Dance Company. As an independent artist, he has appeared in productions by Peter Sellars, William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen, Sylvie Guillem, Mark Haim, Paul Selwyn Norton, and Anouk van Dijk. Working as dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Schumacher has developed a unique approach to the discipline of improvisation. He has collaborated with many pioneering artists, including Han Bennink, Katie Duck, Jiří Kylián, Mary Oliver, Kirstie Simson, Alex Waterman and Jin Xing. In 2008, Schumacher was awarded both the Gouden Zwaan and the Jiří Kylián Ring, the first dancer/choreographer ever to receive the two awards at the same time. Mr Schumacher resides in Amsterdam and gives workshops in movement analysis and improvisation worldwide.
Michael Schumacher war Mitglied wegweisender Tanz Kompanien, wie dem Ballett Frankfurt, Twyla Tharp Dance, Ballett Feld, Pretty Ugly Dance Company, Magpie Music Dance Company u.a. Als Choreograf arbeitete er mit Tänzern des Ballett Frankfurt, Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater III, Jiri Kylian und Sabine Kupferberg. Er wurde mit dem «Gouden Zwaan» und dem Jiri-Kilian-Ring ausgezeichnet. Michael Schumacher entwickelte einen eigenen Ansatz zur Improvisation und gibt Workshops zu Bewegungsanalyse und Improvisation.
Workshoplevel: Advanced/ Professional
Teilnahmegebühr: EUR 115/ 95 erm* / *Frühbucher bis 26.5. 2018