Karen Nelson is coming to the Bay Area in January! A luminary in the fields of improvisation and tuning, this workshop is not to be missed.

KAREN NELSON: Warm-Ups for Improvisation and Tuning

JANUARY 18 – 20, 2012

Dancing our luscious, present, sensationally aware impulses is like rolling off a log into the moss of naturalness. We will practice developing the habit to “return to our senses” while dancing, and use that knowledge to “tune” dances in space. Tuning Scores, as introduced by Lisa Nelson, illuminate our individual perceptual experience, and use actions and verbal calls to communicate to others and the environment during the improvisation. Sessions will begin with training in sensational awareness and build towards compositional ensemble work.  All expressions being equally valid and positive, tuning work allows a natural collaboration amongst the players.

Karen’s 35-year dance and performance practice has been directly influenced by Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson and their respective work in Contact Improvisation, Material for the Spine and Tuning Scores, and through collaboration with many others in venues around the world. She co-founded the Breitenbush Jam, Dance Ability, Image Lab, Diverse Dance, among other projects.


WED, January 18, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

THURS, January 19, 4:30 – 8:30 PM

FRIDAY, January 20, 3 – 6 PM

$120 – $150 early bird special, register by January 5

$145 – $170 after that!

To Register, contact Margit: margit@physicalintelligence.org * (510) 761-6097

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