‘SPINE & SPACE’
november 24, 11.00-17.00 uur
‘SPINE & SPACE’
Developing skills for dancing and composing.
In this 1-day workshop we investigate the spine as a compelling source for dancing and composing instantly. Through hands-on studies and experiential anatomy we tune into this dynamic and three- dimensional core of the body that communicates to the outside world as well as to our inner spaces. Exploring the different areas of the spinal column in a playful way we discover ease and freedom in our movement and a wide range of expression. We experience how the spine gives power and clarity to the movement of our arms and how it allows pelvis and legs to relate to the ground. By placing and projecting our movements in direct relationship with the space around we find simplicity and immediacy in our actions.
Participating in the ongoing dialogue between inner and outer awareness with fluid attention, leads to a captivating significance in our dancing – alone or together.
Bettina Neuhaus, independent dance artist and certified Skinner Releasing (SRT) teacher, studied dance at the Theaterschool Amsterdam und holds a Masters in Creative Practice Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Her choreographic and performative work centers around Instant Composition including international collaborations with musicians, visual artists, poets and philosophers. In addition to her work as prominent improviser she creates performative installations and lecture-demonstrations. Her work investigates the relationship between the tangible, multi-sensorial dancing body with its inherent imagination, intelligence and poetry and its social and ecological context.
In 2014, together with Ursula Sabatin, she initiated TanzuferInternational, a platform for dance- and music-performances; the productions SWIFT, plot and creatura have been presented across Europe. Alongside her artistic work Bettina teaches Instant Composition and SRT extensively at major academies, festivals and studios across Europe and South America.