Moving the Environment: Questions into Form with Daniel Lepkoff

December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm - December 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

In this work, the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment are considered as "danced composition." The work can be applied directly to performance and is open to anyone who is interested in movement as a language for communication. This workshop offers practical tools for researching our functional movement and reflexes. Specific exercises look at the details inside of ordinary movement: running, walking, standing, crawling, reaching, stillness...and more. This work is a viewpoint and approach to movement that considers the body's ongoing interactions with the environment as material for dance. The exercises are designed to inspire our imagination and create mystery, questions, music, and geometry.
Photo by Dora Attila

Tuition, Room & Board (tiered for accessibility)
Professional: $400
Full:                $350
Subsidized:   $300 



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Daniel Lepkoff

Beginning in the early '70's Daniel Lepkoff played a central role in the development of Release Technique with John Rolland and Mary Fulkerson, and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton. Through ongoing experimentation with new forms of performance, workshoping specific questions about movement, intense periods of personal movement research, and an ongoing stream of collaborations with improvising artists, Daniel has slowly expanded and deepened his understanding of functional movement and the presence of the imagination in the body.

As a performer he is known for composing dances that arises from the process of living movement and as a teacher for his continual invention of original techniques, making direct contact with information and pursuing questions together with students. He is one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC. He works internationally and lives on a piece of land in Vermont.

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