Dance Makers Workshop is now in the afterglow of a week-long depth charge of dancing with the kind and generous, supportive and challenging guidance of Elizabeth Corbett.
Above you see Friday's final session. We took a break from thrusting and orbiting through a phrase from Enemy in the Figure to look more closely at details and sparks from what comprised it in the making. DMW's photographer in residence, Matteo Servente, dropped in and captured a few moments of learning.
A few of us met for a "Nine Points Playground" study hall. The Nine Points are a product of Rudolf von Laban, but the way Forsythe applied them and the way Elizabeth incorporated them into teaching improvisation technology left us with lots of open curiosities. So we rented space and went over notes and tried things. It was pretty hilarious.
Bethany and I thank each of you who made this workshop possible. It was a labor of love and the echoes are still rippling.
The Halloran Center and the University of Memphis were as generous as Elizabeth was with their space and energy.
Here's to this dancing life!
My only regret is that it was so hard to convince a sufficient number of us to participate, but Bethany and I both realize that time and money to advance our creative discipline is not easy to generate and safeguard. We are so grateful that as a community we were able to do that adequately this go-round. enough to make it real. that's all we need, folks.