YOU ARE EVERYTHING—A CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH NICKELS SUNSHINE
sliding scale $75 – $150
By employing choreography as a tool for excavating our layered selves and rendering these layers both translucent and tangible, our aim will be to lay bare the performer as they really are. We will use touch, breath, imagery, improvisation, and task-oriented direction to mine the material of our moving bodies. We will observe one another’s work, making lists of the things we see in order to get a sense of place, time, people—real or imagined—that we might later inhabit or expand. From there we are free, guided by instinct, to make with near reckless abandon; building up and chopping down; macerating material. Any initial conceptual concerns will be absorbed, sculpted and rearranged, to awaken new questions and possibilities. In our grasp, we will see our work take form. No previous dance training is required. The week will culminate in a group show.
Please RSVP by July 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nickels Sunshine is a Los Angeles-based choreographer/performer absorbed in creating a holistic and embodied understanding of place, what has come before, and otherness. Nickels has been presented by organizations, including: REDCAT, the Hammer Museum, Highways, Pieter, Honor Fraser Gallery, Human Resources, Machine Project, SOMArts, Dance Theatre Workshop, and Movement Research at the Judson Church; and they have collaborated with artists, including: Jmy James Kidd, Rafa Esparza, Julie Tolentino, and Gerard & Kelly; as well as danced with choreographers in NYC, including: Brian Brooks, Dušan Týnek, Fiona Marcotty-Dolenga, Mark Morris, and Neil Greenberg. Nickels has been a faculty member at California State University, Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, and University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Whitman College.
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