Kate Brown’s class will investigate improvising as a way to expand and excite our dancing.
We will begin working with information we receive from the external environment and circumstances and from our internal sensations, to prepare and warm up our senses and bodies. The class will not prescribe a particular movement style or practice but draw from our imaginations and use sharing and copying as a creative tool.
We will use writing and speaking as further tools to comment, describe, imagine and see. We will then experiment with how improvisation can be used in performance, working with simple structures in time and space and allowing an opportunity to watch each other.
A chance to enjoy dancing alone and with others – all welcome!
Kate Brown has practised improvisation for many years, using it as a choreographic resource and simply to enjoy and develop her dancing. She completed MA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Pathway (Trinity Laban, ID and SDS 2017/18) and subsequently combined original film and live action in What’s up Buttercup? (Laban 2020). Prior to this she made more than 30 dance works ranging from solos to large group pieces, and choreographed for opera and theatre. She has been a member of several improvisation performance collectives. She and the late Rebecca Skelton co-founded and ran London Improvisation in Performance (LIP) from 2001 to 2008. She regularly dances in her own work and performs for numerous other choreographers/companies, most recently director Mira Hirtz in to every question there is an answer and ORACLE II (2020-21). Kate is a participant in Wainsgate Dances’ 2021 programme of artists’ residencies.