Workshop, discussion & master class with Clint Lutes (Paris)

  • ADF Samuel Scripps Studios 721 Broad Street Durham, NC, 27705 United States

Registration: www.americandancefestival.org // contact: murielle@culturemill.org

1:30 to 3:30 pm: Dance/Parkinson’s Workshop: In this workshop, we’ll engage in improvisations that question our relationships to space, texture, each other and movement initiation. It is a modifiable journey that invites you to engage with the material while adapting the movements to your own body, without any expectation other than presence in your moving body. It is an exchange in movement, an open communication between each other, our own bodies and the space around us. Improvisation in this sense is the investigation of actions, a play on the interpretation of movements and interactions. We’ll work with games and with methods of how we connect with each other and our surroundings. We’ll each work within our own possibilities but also to identify new possibilities in movement through these investigations. The goal is to create a situation where every movement is correct and that we learn and share while expanding our knowledge of ourselves and each other. The last 30 min of the workshop will be dedicated to an informal discussion about the experience with snacks and beverages. This workshop is designed for movers with or without Parkinson’s disease. Suggested Donation: $10

4-5.30pm: Roundtable Discussion: Past and Future projects with Movement and Parkinson’s. Join Clint Lutes and Culture Mill co-director Murielle Elizéon for an informal discussion around the history of Clint’s work on the German-Israeli project: “Störung/Hafra’ah”, a project that brought together artists, scientists, psychologists, doctors and philosophers to study movement and the loss of control of bodily movement. We will informally speak more about this project and ways in which the upcoming Culture Mill project titled: “Alles”, which explores similar territory, might learn from and build upon Lutes’ previous work. Open to all interested. Free. Registration recommended.

6-8pm: Improvisation Workshop: Be More Like You When You Dance: This workshop is using elements of Instant Composition and is influenced by a mix of artistic and scientific research associated with Improvisation and Parkinson’s Disease. It will be a journey through body-texture, connection and negotiation. We’ll engage in movement explorations using basic tools that combine to create complex situations, that encourage us to be present in our bodies, our points of view and our relationships. The work encourages release, patience, generosity and honesty and will be physically adaptable to each person’s body, state and feeling. We’ll attempt to be present, wild, imaginative, connected and curious. Any level of mover with at least some experience. Workshop fee: $15

ABOUT CLINT LUTES (BFA Dance NYU Tisch) As a performer he worked with Joy Kellmann, Johannes Wieland, Eun Me Ahn, Brian Brooks Moving Company... His choreo-graphic work, based on physical communication and social gesturing has been presented in Europe, USA, Australia, South Korea, Singapore and in Egypt. He created work with pvc Tanz Freiburg/Heidelberg, Cie Grenade, Festspielhaus Sankt Poelten, POSTTHEATER Berlin/NY/Tokyo, Collectif Coin as well as with figure skating champion Katarina Witt, and with the Chamaeleon Theater in Berlin. He co-founded LUCKY TRIMMER Tanz Performance Serie in Berlin and co-directed it from 2003-2010. He co-founded and co-directs the workshop series Manoeuvres in Grenoble, France. In 2015 he worked on Störung/Hafraah, a collaborative research project with dance/science/philosophy and Parkinson’s Disease at its core, and continues this research today under the heading of Danse Pour Parkinson in France. 2016-2018 he participates in ICI, a scientific and artistic research project studying improvisation and cognition. This year, Clint was artistic coordinator for the amateur project 1:59, in collaboration with Paris Quartier d’Eté and Eun Me Ahn. He has taught at ImPulsTanz, CND Paris/Lyon, Sasha Waltz & Guests, K3 Hamburg, Tanzhaus Zurich, Australian Dance Theater, Cal. St. University Fullerton, New York University and elsewhere.