DIPI 2020 Performance

With Participants of Dance Improvisation & Performance Intensive (DIPI) 2020

August 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Join participants of Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive (DIPI) 2020 for a public performance culminating a 6­-day residential workshop featuring the research and teaching of Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser. Material will be informed by Chris and Angie’s experience with a wide range of forms from contemporary dance training, Contact Improvisation, fascia research, Alexander Technique, and ecological psychology, to visual & architectural design. Free and accessible to all.

At The Crew House, Smith College (College Lane, Northampton, MA).

Chris Aiken is recognized internationally for his work as a dance maker and teacher of dance improvisation, performance, and contact improvisation. His work has evolved through long-term collaborations with Angie Hauser, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simson, Ray Chung, Peter Bingham, Olivier Besson, and Patrick Scully, as well as collaborations with Steve Paxton, and Nancy Stark Smith. His training includes extensive research of ecological psychology, neurophysiology, poetics, design, performance, Alexander Technique, bodywork, and ideokinesis. He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been presented by Movement Research, Dance Theater Workshop, the Bates Dance Festival, the Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, the Florida Dance Festival, Impulstanz, among many others over the past three decades. He is an Associate Professor at Smith College and the Five College Dance Department.

Angie Hauser is a dance-artist and teacher. Her work and research is grounded by questions of improvisation, performance, and collaboration. Since 2000, Angie has been a member of the Bebe Miller Company. She received a 2006 BESSIE award for her work with the company. Her dancemaking projects include collaborations with many gifted artists including Chris Aiken, K.J. Holmes, Darrell Jones, Andrew Harwood, and Kathleen Hermesdorf. She has also danced with the companies of Elizabeth Streb, Liz Lerman, and Poppo Shiriashi. She has taught dance technique, dancemaking, Contact Improvisation, and improvisation throughout North America and in Europe. Her choreographic collaboration with Chris Aiken has recently received support from NPN, Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, and the Chicago Improvisation Festival. Angie received her MFA in dance from the Ohio State University and holds a BA in Art History from University of South Carolina. She is currently Associate Professor at Smith College in the Department of Dance where she teaches choreography, creative process, improvisation, and dance technique.

photos © Chris Randle (bottom), Jon Crispin (bottom)