DIGITAL: Saturday Workshop: Improvisation as Technique with Jermaine Spivey

May. 29, 12:00 pm3:00 pm




Jermaine is interested in defining Technique as a progressive understanding of coordination, paired with but not exclusively governed by form. Through reorientation with essential motor functions (ex. flexing, extending, opposing, rotating, swinging, shifting weight, falling) we will practice increasing our capacity for observing what is happening and then shaping responses to the motivations leading our physical bodies in space.


Jermaine Maurice Spivey is an award-winning dancer and interdisciplinary artist who has spent his career performing, teaching and staging works internationally by creators such as Crystal Pite, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shecter, William Forsythe and Swedish musician Robyn to name a few. As a choreographer, his commissions include Rambert 2, LA Dance Project as well as two full-length works created and performed in collaboration with partner Spenser Theberge.


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