Katie guides the dancers and performers through physical exercises that highlight how the eyes and ears affect movement choices. She extends the workshop toward improvisation sessions by setting a fictional front in the studio space and then declaring this as a platform to choose pause, flow or exit. This platform highlights how the limit of these three choices can already provide the frame for a composition to take place, and that misunderstanding, coincidence, live time, interactivity, messiness, emotions, intuition and inspiration are basic materials in a creative process. These raw materials are integrated with the combined fact that everyone in the workshop group can choose.
The improvisation sessions are given a delegated time frame with an option for the workshop group to shift, drop or lift the space at will. This shifting, dropping and lifting of the performance space places each individual in a position where they need to be to be fully awake or they will recognizably loose the thread of creative activity in play.
Choice is introduced to the workshop group as a compositional reality but also as a means for individuals to choose to participate in the performative, musical or as a viewer and yet remain involved in the process. These experimental physical activities gathers the workshop group to recognize that in a creative process time is passing at different perceived speeds and that space is shifting in several dimensions at once. This awareness creates a presence in the space. This sustained presence of space is eventually placed in the hands of the workshop group in improvisation sessions.
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 from 12:00-4:00.