Following on the heels of my Get Down Daily Dance Challenge for National Dance Week, I am pleased to announce a special choreography workshop at West Hawai’i Dance Theatre in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i on Saturday, May 6th!
Living in intercultural and international locations such as Hawai’i and Germany, we encounter a rich variety of languages and perspectives. Linguistic translation, both in verbal communication and the vocabulary of dance movement, provides an exciting challenge in which we can discover our voice and encounter ourselves anew, articulating ideas in innovative ways. Such adaptations applied to dance choreography can also provide greater accessibility for ourselves in different times of life, for our dancers and collaborators, and for audiences.
In this workshop, we will devise a collaborative choreography using our existing ballet and dance vocabulary, universal Elements of Dance, and a supportive structure that can be applied to future dancemaking.
We will begin with a simple dance phrase, developing varied interpretations, integrating our individual viewpoints, and emerging with a new work-in-progress.
The process will generate more nuanced transitions and fuller expression in technique and performance practice, choreographic exploration, and bridging dance tradition and contemporary issues.
Questions for Reflection
- What kind of dance would you like to create?
- How do you adapt movement to different dancers, places, and situations?
- What creative challenges are you currently facing?
For those of you outside Hawai’i, stay tuned for my upcoming Ignite the Spark of Your Creativity Challenge for International Coaching Week…
Let’s keep in touch, keep dancing, and never hesitate to let me know if I can be of service!
Blythe Stephens, MFA, Bliss Catalyst
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and take leaps of faith into a joyful, fulfilling life