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PADL West Master Class 'Gut Motives' with Kathleen Hermesdorf and Albert Mathias

  • White Box Live Arts 2590 Truxtun Rd #205 San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

Thursday March 177-9pm

White Box Live Arts
2590 Truxtun Rd #205
San Diego, CA 92106

$25 General/$20 Students

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GUT Motives:
A contemporary dance class and ongoing research by ALTERNATIVA investigating corporeality and the act of motion from internal impulse to external expression. The work utilizes a hybrid of forms to encourage deep awareness and understanding of the body and the body in motion, essentially motivated by interpretations of GUT, including general unified theory, viscera, center of gravity, courage, instinct, intuition, revelation and vulnerability. The practice is a progression of energy cultivation, hands-on investigation, somatic improvisation, technical experiments and methods of falling, flying and inversion, culminating in dynamic, 3-dimensional phrase work. The class is an intimate, animated arena for physical and artistic exploration, deeply informed by live, original music and cultivating sensate virtuosity, kinetic efficiency, physical perception, interactive intelligence and performance-level dancing.

ALTERNATIVA, directed by dancer Kathleen Hermesdorf with musician Albert Mathias, is an apparatus for deeply integrated contemporary dance and music via creation, improvisation, performance, production, curation and education. In action in San Francisco since 1998, ALTERNATIVA supports the creative work of the directors, known for explorations into corporeality, human conditions and other ineffabilities. It offers interactive and performative experiences in collaboration with artists in many fields, and engages an extensive and extended population of participants and audience via residencies at universities, festivals and studios around the world. Programming includes an annual FRESH Festival and ongoing classes at ODC School and LINES in San Francisco. ALTERNATIVA has received support from the Zellerbach Family, Kenneth Rainin and William + Flora Hewlett Foundations, CA$H/Theatre Bay Area, CHIME/Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco Arts Commission and The Suitcase Fund.

Photo by: Yvonne Portra