Live Music by Busy Gangnes for Physical Practice with Nick Duran!
Friday, Feb 14 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Busy Gangnes is a musician and a dancer. She is 1/2 of the band Telepathe and a member of the art collective Yemenwed.   https://soundcloud.com/telepathe

About Physical Practice with Nick Duran:
Every Friday. 3-5PM. Sliding scale, $10-20.

A body can become speaking, thinking, dreaming, imagining. It always senses something. It senses everything corporeal. It senses skins and stones, metals, grasses, waters, and flames. It doesn’t stop sensing. –Indice # 12, Jean-Luc Nancy, Corpus

With a central focus on presence, feeling, and perception, Physical Practice is relevant for any artist who wants to develop a more intimate relationship with the body. Guided somatic lessons which include working with the subtleties of touch and imagery are used to cultivate conscious, thinking bodies in motion. Class is a playful, amorphous, moving, breathing ritual and open to all!

Nick Duran is a California native. With Jmy James Kidd he is one-half of NICK+JAMES, recipients of a 2012 ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. This year’s performances include premiers at Pieter, Highways Performance Space, Perform Chinatown, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, and in This is What I Want, part of the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. In NYC he danced with Brian Brooks, Seán Curran, Neil Greenberg, Fiona Marcotty, Mark Morris, Dušan Týnek, and Johannes Wieland, and his choreography was presented by Dance Theatre Workshop, DanceNow/NYC, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Duran holds a MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a part-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, Loyola Marymount University and a frequent guest artist at The Wooden Floor and Pomona College. For more info: www.nickduran.org