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This workshop looks at some of the ways in which Miguel Gutierrez approaches a practice of movement and improvisation in his work. Working from the proposition that dance is a mode of perceptual inquiry, and working against the idea of dance as a non-verbal "language," participants will be led through a series of movement explorations that prioritise sensation, non-rational action, and that trigger automatic, unprepared physical response.
Some of the questions that guide this workshop are: What does movement "do" and how does it operate as a framework for complicated, nuanced, embodied meaning?


Photo by Ian Douglas

Miguel Gutierrez is a dance and music artist based in Brooklyn. He makes solo and group work with a variety of artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. His work includes: enter the seen (2002), I succumb (2003), dAMNATION rOAD (2004), Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies (2005), myendlesslove (2006), Everyone (2007), Nothing, No Thing (2008), Last Meadow (2009) and he instigated the performance/protest/meditation freedom of information (2001, 2008 & 2009).

Most recently he completed a collaboration with the visual artist Jenny Holzer at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art titled I SAY THE WORD. In the U.S. his work has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Abrons Arts Center, and The Kitchen (New York, NY), ODC (San Francisco, CA), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Flynn Center (Burlington, VT), DiverseWorks! (Houston, TX), and the Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX). Internationally it has toured to several venues and festivals such as Antipodes Festival at Le Quartz (Brest), Politics of Ecstasy (Berlin), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Explore Festival (Bucharest), ImPulsTanz (Vienna) and Springdance (Utrecht).

He is a 2010 Fellow in Choreography from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He has also received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, the Rockefeller MAP Fund, the National Performance Network Creative Commissioning Fund and New York Foundation for the Arts' Fellowship and BUILD programs.

He is twice the winner of a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award: in 2002 for dancing with John Jasperse Company and in 2006 as a choreographer for Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies. He has worked as a curator for The Kitchen's Dance and Process program, and SHTUDIO SHOW at Chez Bushwick. WHEN YOU RISE UP, a collection of his performance writings, is now available from 53rd State Press. He teaches regularly around the world and he invented DEEP AEROBICS, an absurd(ist) workout for the leftist imagination-revolutionary in all of us. He has been lucky to work with a wide variety of extraordinary contemporary dance artists, such as Joe Goode, Juliette Mapp, Sarah Michelson, Jennifer Lacey, Deborah Hay, and Alain Buffard.

Date: Friday August 27th
Time: 2 - 5pm
Cost:  $45 members, $60 non-members
Bookings: (if not already a Dancehouse member please advise if you wish to join (and get the mebers rate) when booking)

INEFFABLE INTANGIBLE SENSATIONAL is a movement oriented, dance-based workshop open to experienced/professional dancers, physical performers and actors.