This class will be taught collaboratively by Olana Flynn, Madison Palffy, and Jennifer Roberts who are currently rehearsing for a work by Olana.
My choreography speaks a language of disintegrating unison. It is often virtuosic, with obtuse balances and moments of stillness that allow the mover to feel the ‘loss’ of movement and dwell in the space of emptiness. These corporeal silences are full of reverberations in the body allowing the mover to revel in the memory of moving which in turn inspires the next motion.
In our current process we are collaborating with musician Sean Duram. Our fundamental research in this process is to explore how a sound can hold you up. Using the principles of floor work and release technique, how do you allow the sound to be the thing that gravity pushes you towards, the thing that supports you and literally holds you up.
We will explore these same questions in class through a series of set exercises and improvisations ending in phrase material from our current work.