Improvisational Dance for adults. Weekly Class: Embodiment and Theory. University of Victoria Campus: Victoria, B.C.
Spring Session: Feb. 28-April 02. Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20pm.
Free of Charge. Contact for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
This ‘improvisational dance class’ is open to faculty, students, and members of the wider community who are interested in exploring the juncture between theory and the body. The ‘dance class’ introduces some of the conceptual and kinesthetic approaches to improvised movement I have developed over many years of practice/research in experimental dance. I invite participants to build on (or reject!) these approaches to discover their own ever-evolving improvised movement languages. This class is a chance to explore how our ‘movement languages’ (established and emergent) connect to ‘theoretical concerns ’ (also established and emergent)—and vice versa.
“The body is the inscribed surface of events (traced by language and dissolved by ideas), the locus of a dissociated self (adopting the illusion of a substantial unity), and a volume in perpetual disintegration. Genealogy, as an analysis of descent, is thus situated within the articulation of the body and history. Its task is to expose a body totally imprinted by history and the process of history’s destruction of the body.” –Foucault, “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History,” in Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews, ed. D. F. Bouchard. (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1977).
Dance for Children. 8 years experience. Innovative, child centered approach. Creative, contemporary dance. Private group classes and workshops by request. Workshops planned for summer 2019: Vancouver, B.C., Victoria, B.C., Salt Spring Island, B.C., and Bowen Island, B.C.
Available for residencies in the public school system in B.C., through ArtStarts, here: https://artstarts.com/artist-profile/kristen-lewis