Virtual Improvisation Workshop

“Cultivating Freedom Within”
Virtual Improvisation Workshop by Corps Multiple
June 28, 3-4pm OPEN LEVEL

During this hour, Sandie Donzica (Artistic Director of Corps Multiple and Certified Dance Teacher) will guide you through organic tasks to liberate your body and mind. You’ll free yourself from the pressure to do, to be, to grow. We’ll find ways to acknowledge the contradicting feelings that rose from confinement and retrieve the simple pleasure of moving our body, dancing with ourselves, for ourselves.

Physically, how do we take our full space within constricted closed walls? How do we reinvent our self image within this parameters to not crush under the weight of our circonstances but acknowledge them and adjust to it? What do we need to let go of in order to survive? What are we surprisingly able to develop? Is the challenge to actually let go and embrace our fall to heal and and maybe be reborn?

This workshop is derived from the work Corps Multiple is currently doing through Articulate Austin The solo Blossoming, danced by Sandie Donzica, is been transmitted to our dancer Rachael Hanlon, but with a fundamentally different approach. As confinement redefined a lot of values and habits for all of us, we are now exploring the questions: “How can we blossom?”/”Can we even blossoming?”/”Do we have to blossom?”.

About Articulate Austin

Articulate Austin is a choreographic development platform in its third season, led by Esther Bramlett.

We see a need to challenge ourselves and our peers to create dance that reflects an intelligent, thoughtful, and fearless approach to choreography. Through a rigorous series of reviews, rounds of editing, and culminating performances, we are building a powerful environment for the development of dance artists.

A key function in this process is the invitation of meaningful criticism from the community, including peers, established choreographers, dance writers, and audiences at large. In service of this goal, we need to empower audiences to participate in the process of conversing critically with each other and with artists about the work that they see.

This program seeks to generate investment in dance in the Austin community–not just as a performance-based but as a process-based art form, with the understanding that all art is informed by its individual creators, performers, and audience.

By creating a safe structure for audiences to contribute to the development and criticism of work within the series, we hope to build a much-needed framework for communication and thoughtful critique in the dance community as a whole. Through the establishment of an inclusive platform for fearless development of both audiences and dance artists, we see Articulate as a long-term part of the ongoing growth of the Austin performing arts community.

We make the dance. You bring your thoughts. Together, our community grows and improves.