A continuous sequence of movements across the floor will develop kinesthetic, motor and sensorial awareness, scale and rhythm studies. These layered torrents—at once simple and challenging—unfamiliarize our bodies, recognizing them as dynamic, transformative environments. Each body is observed and welcomed as a total phenomenon in delicious corruption. Bring your curiosity and inquisitive bodies in the name of individual and collective research.
Sherwood’s week of classes forms part of the MA/MFA Creative Practice programme, which means that only 11 public places are available each day.
Sherwood Chen performs and leads workshops internationally. He has worked as a performer with artists including Grisha Coleman, Anna Halprin, Amara Tabor-Smith, Su-Feh Lee, Xavier Le Roy, Larry Arrington, Min Tanaka, Benjamin Karim Bertrand, Sara Shelton Mann,Yuko Kaseki, inkBoat / Ko Murobushi, Anne Collod and River Lin. He has trained performers in places including the Centre National de la Danse, La Ménagerie de Verre, Oficina Cultural Oswalde de Andrade, Arlequi, Chez Bushwick, The Dance Centre Vancouver, Centro Nacional de las Artes (DF) and Scottish Dance Theatre.
For over twenty years, he contributed to Body Weather research initiated by Tanaka and his associates, both as a member of Tanaka’s company Mai Juku and Body Weather Farm in Japan, and subsequently working with members of founding generations in the US and Europe including Oguri and Christine Quoiraud.