Saturday, February 21, 2009

Movement Workshop with Kelley Mariani

On Tuesday, February 17th Kelley Mariani led a dance and improvisation workshop designed to explore site-specific movement in Kirkland Ave. Through tuning into our physical experiences of Kirkland Ave, we were able to understand more deeply the way space shapes our relationships to each other and to our surroundings. Some of the prompts Kelley posted on the walls during this workshop included:

How does Kirkland Ave shape your movement?
How is moving in Kirkland Ave different from moving through it?
Follow a feeling.
Trace any line in the space with any part of your body.
Stand still and listen. Notice what you notice.
Find a new path.
See how your body can fit into the alley's nooks and crannies.
What have you discovered about Kirkland Ave that you didn't know before?

Most of this workshop was filmed, and the (awesome!) footage will probably be projected at the Art-Out, on March 13th. Also, the group's findings and experiences are helping to shape future performances in Kirkland Ave, such as FRAME, which will be on April 10th and 11th.

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