From a baseline of tuning into sensation and accessing embodied awareness, we will explore perceptions of internal and external landscapes by investigating the shifting compositions of self and other. Through ritual play in formal constructions, drawn from variations of Authentic Movement/mover witness practices, we will experiment with ways of seeing and being, moving and sounding that allow us to read and be read by others within the field of phenomena. There will be opportunities to voice, mark make, and process emerging content.
Monday’s class will take place in the Research Studio; all other classes will be in the Roof Studio.
Rachel Lopez de la Nieta is co-director of collective performance company Dog Kennel Hill Project, with Ben Ash and Henrietta Hale. Their work is performance, dance, embodiment, choreography and lived philosophy. They develop investigative projects for specific contexts or communities including theatres, galleries, screenworks, and non-traditional or outdoor sites. Most recently they produced a 10 year retrospective of their varied practices at Brighton’s new Centre for Contemporary Art. Independently, Rachel has been commissioned by LaSalle Arts College Singapore, Maiden Voyage Dance in Belfast, Arts Cross Beijing, Scottish Dance Theatre, The Place Prize and The City of London Festival. She has worked across opera with Harrison Birtwistle and ENO, fashion and commercials. As a dancer she has collaborated for over 20 years with choreographers and was a founder member of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.