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MZD Movement Intensive: Improvisation with Andrew Harwood

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Mile Zero Dance (Spazio Performativo)

10816 95 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2E3

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March 6-8
Friday 7 pm – 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5:30 pm

$175 for all three classes
$50/ for Friday
$75 each day for Saturday and Sunday

"I view improvisation as a highly sophisticated idiom that necessitates a training of body and mind. The practice of improvisation requires a very high level of concentration, a fertile imagination and the ability to make immediate decisions. Contact improvisation is a demanding form of instantaneous composition in which dancers, attuned to an abundance of information, must make in-the- moment choices as they fashion a dance piece in present time. It takes a great deal of confidence, openness and honesty to make it up on the spot, especially when there is no safety net. It also takes many, many years of dedication and experience to pull it off in performance. I believe this work is about finding a way to perform without pretense, so that the ability to respond freely and unselfconsciously becomes the goal. In order to do this, the performer has to let go of preconceived notions of performing and begin taking real risks, even risking making a fool of themselves. Robert Rauschenberg stated “If you’re an artist, it’s very important to be willing and able to make a fool of yourself at any moment.”. And John Cage declared: “you can fool the fans, but not the players”."

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Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood has been dedicated to improvisation as a performing art for nearly 40 years and is recognized worldwide as a specialist in instantaneous choreography and contact improvisation. Since 1976, his work has evolved through ongoing collaborations with several artists from various disciplines and through exploration into performance, composition, spatial design and various movement techniques. His improvisation work is influenced by the practice of gymnastics, athletics, yoga, modern dance, Alexander technique, Aikido, Release Technique, and a variety of somatic approaches.


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10816 95 Street

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