Alchemy Dance Improvisation Weekend

This DANCE WORKSHOP will focus on IMPROVISATION as a means to discover deep levels of embodiment, connection and presence. We will develop TRUST in our inner world, embracing the unique qualities that make us who we are and allowing them to activate and inspire the dance. We will explore our sensations, feelings, memories and imagination - with our awareness expanding to hold the entire self.

Together, we will investigate the relationship of stillness to motion and experience improvisation as a dynamic conversation with ourselves, with others and with our environment. Using dance, writing and sharing, this workshop is designed for those wishing to honour the unique qualities of their moving body, embrace authenticity and expand understanding of the creative process. Alchemy engages the heart and enriches the spirit in a joyful celebration of the moving moment.

The workshop will culminate in an informal sharing of improvised performance.

Beginners and experienced movers warmly welcomed.
Dates: SATURDAY, APRIL 16 and SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
Time: 10am - 5pm both days
Place: DANCEHOUSE (Downstairs) 150 Princes Street, NORTH CARLTON
Cost: $180 full / $150 conc. (ONE DAY ONLY: $95 / $80)

Anne O'Keeffe is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, trained at Rusden (Dance/Drama) and Victorian College of the Arts (Choreography). She has taught movement-based improvisation since 1984, inspired by Skinner Releasing Technique, Al Wunder, Stephanie Skura, Eva Karczag and Min Tanaka. Anne has performed as an improviser in Australia and overseas and her company, SIRENSONG, has produced Walk on Water (1999/00), her solo work Sex and Death (2002/03) and Song of Longing (2008). Anne teaches Improvisation to dancers at VCA and Movement to actors at the National Theatre. In 2009 she achieved a Master of Choreography, exploring presence and the creative process. She has been teaching and developing the Alchemy classes since 2001.

BOOKINGS and ENQUIRIES: Ring Anne on 0411 218 101