Dances of Aliveness and Presence

Teachers: Level: Cost:

Bettina Neuhaus 

Amsterdam-based dance artist, mentor and certified Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) teacher at Introductory (2004) and Ongoing (2011) levels. Has been creating work for over 25 years, collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists and poets. Alongside her work as dancer and improviser, she creates performative installations and lecture-performances. Her work is propelled by her fascination for the dancing body, with its inherent imagination and intelligence, its poetry and infinite possibilities of transformation and expression through which we connect to the world.

Current artistic work includes collaborations with Eva Karczag, Vanessa Grasse, Ursula Sabatin, Maya M. Carroll, Akemi Nagao and Paolo Cingolani. She teaches SRT and Instant Composition at major academies, universities and studios throughout Europe and South America.

Introductory 120 € ( 100 € * if full workshop fee arrived on the account of Tanzfabrik by December 12, 2019)
Days: Time:

Fr 27, Sa 28, Su 29 December 2019

10h00 – 13h00

Location: Information:

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin

Website Tanzfabrik

Sign up here

DANCES OF ALIVENESS & PRESENCE – Skinner Releasing Technique™

Fr 27 – Su 29 December 2019 as part of WINTER TANZ, Tanzfabrik Berlin

Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) is an integrative approach to movement developed by American dance artist Joan Skinner. It is recognized as a significant way to experience and empower the creative self in the act of dancing, tapping into one’s own imagination, intuition and wisdom.

SRT stimulates the process of letting go of unnecessary tension, releasing new possibilities in how we perceive and how we dance. Poetic imagery and hands-on partner studies facilitate deep and more nuanced kinaesthetic experience of movement. Noticing as a first step for change and allowing movement to happen are key to this practice that provides specific tools to access effortlessness and multi-directional alignment, depth, presence and freedom in movement and stillness.

We will engage with the foundational SRT principles individually, with a partner, and as a group.

Read more

The course is designed for dancers, performers and all  movement lovers with at least some basic experience in improvisation and movement practice. 

Sign-up here

© Photo: stopmotion

Teachers: Level:

Bettina Neuhaus 

Amsterdam-based dance artist, mentor and certified Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) teacher at Introductory (2004) and Ongoing (2011) levels. Has been creating work for over 25 years, collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists and poets. Alongside her work as dancer and improviser, she creates performative installations and lecture-performances. Her work is propelled by her fascination for the dancing body, with its inherent imagination and intelligence, its poetry and infinite possibilities of transformation and expression through which we connect to the world.

Current artistic work includes collaborations with Eva Karczag, Vanessa Grasse, Ursula Sabatin, Maya M. Carroll, Akemi Nagao and Paolo Cingolani. She teaches SRT and Instant Composition at major academies, universities and studios throughout Europe and South America.

Introductory
Cost: Days:
120 € ( 100 € * if full workshop fee arrived on the account of Tanzfabrik by December 12, 2019)

Fr 27, Sa 28, Su 29 December 2019

Time: Info:

10h00 – 13h00

DANCES OF ALIVENESS & PRESENCE – Skinner Releasing Technique™

Fr 27 – Su 29 December 2019 as part of WINTER TANZ, Tanzfabrik Berlin

Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) is an integrative approach to movement developed by American dance artist Joan Skinner. It is recognized as a significant way to experience and empower the creative self in the act of dancing, tapping into one’s own imagination, intuition and wisdom.

SRT stimulates the process of letting go of unnecessary tension, releasing new possibilities in how we perceive and how we dance. Poetic imagery and hands-on partner studies facilitate deep and more nuanced kinaesthetic experience of movement. Noticing as a first step for change and allowing movement to happen are key to this practice that provides specific tools to access effortlessness and multi-directional alignment, depth, presence and freedom in movement and stillness.

We will engage with the foundational SRT principles individually, with a partner, and as a group.

Read more

The course is designed for dancers, performers and all  movement lovers with at least some basic experience in improvisation and movement practice. 

Sign-up here

© Photo: stopmotion

Location:

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin

Website Tanzfabrik

Sign up here

Bettina Neuhaus

About the Author Bettina Neuhaus

Bettina Neuhaus is a dance artist, teacher and mentor based in Amsterdam. She is a certified SRT teacher at both Introductory (2004) and Ongoing (2011) levels. She studied dance at the Theatre School Amsterdam and holds an MA Creative Practice Dance Professional Pathway, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in partnership with Independent Dance (London). Her choreographic and performative work centers around solo work and collaborations with dancers, musicians, visual artists and poets – often investigating the relationship between the tangible, multi-sensorial dancing body with its inherent imagination, intelligence and poetry and its social and ecological context. Inspired by her earlier studies in music and movement education at the Folkwang University for Arts (Essen 1985-89), the collaboration with musicians and sound artists, and a fluid use of movement, voice and text as a performer on stage have become a main artistic interest. In 2014, together with dance artist Ursula Sabatin, she initiated ‘TanzuferInternationa’l, a platform for dance- and music-performances; the productions ‘SWIFT’, ‘plot’ and ‘creatura’ have been presented across Europe. Her lecture demonstrations ‘The unfolding image – the role of perception, imagination and image for dancing and composing’ (2015), ‘La danse comme dédicace à l’espace’ (2015) and the installation ‘Material Self Material Other’ in collaboration with Vanessa Grasse (2016) have been presented at numerous academies, festivals and symposia in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK and Paraguay. Selected recent performance work includes ‘creatura’, with Ursula Sabatin and Paolo Cingolani (2018-19), ‘Vapour Sketches’ with Eva Karczag (2015/18) and ‘cumulUS’, a performative installation with Akemi Nagao (since 2016). Together with Eva Karczag she currently presents the lecture performance ‘Along the lines’ at international festivals and academies and is working with dancers Maya M. Carroll and Gianna Grünig on the trio ‘Triune Heart’ (Berlin/ Bern, 2019/20). Since 2017 Bettina is dancer in ‘MESH’, an outdoor participatory performance for 10 dancers, exploring playful rituals of togetherness in public spaces choreographed by Vanessa Grasse and touring internationally. Bettina's classes draw from and intertwine elements of Instant Composition, SRT and mindful body practices enhancing the experience of aliveness, creativity and interconnectedness to ourselves and others through the act of dancing and composing. She has been teaching and developing ‘Inner Flows – Outer Flows: Streaming withBody and Voice’ – a teaching series combining Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening® practice with Skinner Releasing Technique – since 2015 together with American/Dutch musician and sound artist Sharon Stewart. She teaches SRT and Instant Composition at major academies, independent studios and festivals across Europe and South America such as Theatre School Amsterdam, Dance Academy ArtEZ Arnhem, Codarts University for the arts Rotterdam, HTZ Berlin, Independent Dance London, CIRA Strasbourg, The National Center for Dance Bucharest, Design Academy Eindhoven, University Strasbourg, Instituto Bellas Artes Asunción, Tanzufer Bregenz, Kinitiras Athens, Studio Burdag, Improvisation Xchange Festival Berlin, Vielfalten Festival Ludwigsburg, Imprévu Festival Strasbourg.

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