On his first time teaching in the United States, Jos Baker will be leading a 3 day workshop for dancers and performers, which will focus both on Physicology, Jos’s approach to dance technique, and on methods and tools to approach the creative process.
Where: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217, US
When: November 25th/26th/27th 2019, 10am-2pm
Jos has been teaching for professional/vocational dancers since 2008 and in the years since has developed his own unique approach to it.
Physicology works with a combination of analysis and experimentation to develop a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological and evolutionary principals that affect human movement. The work looks at ways of deepening physical and intellectual understanding of how movement can work while also developing tools to handle some of the psychological factors that can hold us back in learning and in performing. These principals are then expanded through both fixed material and improvisation, building to richly detailed, technical and highly physically dance phrases. As the classes develop the emphasis turns to performativity and musicality while keeping a fun and high energy spirit of exploration.
The creative tool is an exploration of ways of making material for stage performance. Exploring physical extremes and characterization; this workshop will look at ways of creating scene ideas using theatrical and physical tools, and then on how to develop and refine those ideas. How does a dancer approach character, how does a character dance? We explore methods of generating material that plays with the personality, image, and the strengths and weakness of the individual in the attempt to find unique and specialized material. Much of this work is inspired by Jos’ experience working with Peeping Tom.
Costs for participants: full 3 days: $150 , Single-day: $60
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please visit http://www.josbaker.org/