Contact Improvisation workshop with Tom Pritchard, UK.
When: 5-7th of June
Where: Ateljén in SOL, Ulls väg 28A, 756 51 Uppsala
Prize: 800-1000 kr (give what you can and think is right for you)
We meet and warm up on Friday with a short introduction and some social jam time. On Saturday and Sunday we go from 10.00-17.00 with an hour lunch.
Max 15 participants
This workshop is for you who have already some experience of contact improvisation.
"Giving voice to contact"
In this workshop we will consider the crossing points between voice and contact improvisation.
This work is grounded in a sense that the voice is a physical process which influences and is influenced by the body in motion.
We will look to open and give permission to both our voices and our bodies, considering the roles of bone, breath and eyes in the inspiration of both of these creative outlets. We will consider the possibility of text in this, as a document of experience, as a provocateur for further exploration or as a part of the live lived performance of the moment. We will consider the importance of wakening the understanding in our thinking bodies, working with speed and soloing in order to widen the scope of what we know as 'choice making'.
Tom is a multidisciplinary practitioner, working primarily with movement, text and improvisation. Since 2014, Tom has been based in Australia and before that spent 6 years working out of Glasgow, Scotland. During this time he performed internationally with renowned dance and theatre companies, co-founded @TheGlasgowJam and created his own work under the banner of On The Stage Of The Present. His own work spans dance, performance art, intimate theatre, poetry and improvisation and he will premiere his new works "it" in September 2015 in Scotland and Jeff in October 2015 in Brisbane.
Tom is interested in blurring the lines between art forms and understanding collaboration as a way of expanding what it means to create performance work. Improvisation practices form the base of all his approaches to work and particularly CI, solo performance practice and writing practices. Julyen Hamilton, Billie Hanne, Kirsty Simson, Kristin Linklater, Natalie Goldberg and the beat poets are to name a few important influences on him.