Aynsley Vandenbroucke

Teaching at BRAZIL

sat april 17 :: 12PM - 4PM

$15/per workshop
cash only

Workshop Description:

It's All About How
Level: Open to all (some performance experience preferred)

I'm realizing the number one element I look for in a performance is clarity of intention. If that clarity is there, I will follow a director or performer almost anywhere.

As directors and performers, clarity is developed by making choices about how we are present, how we move. Laban Movement Analysis offers a comprehensive system for looking at, describing, and supporting these choices. It empowers us to articulate many of the nuanced and elusive aspects of performance.

In this workshop we'll look in depth at a few elements of presence and performance. We'll play with Laban Movement Analysis as a tool for creative clarity and insight into how. This class will be appropriate for those new to Laban Movement Analysis as well as those with experience and it is open to movers and non-movers alike.


Aynsley Vandenbroucke is passionate about the role of movement in every aspect of our lives. She divides her time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains where she and her husband (photographer Mathew Pokoik) founded and direct Mount Tremper Arts(www.MountTremperArts.org) a center for contemporary performance and visual art. Her work has been performed in many wonderful New York City theaters as well as in Brazil and San Francisco. A Laban Movement Analyst, Aynsley served on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for five years and currently teaches dance history and somatics at Lehman College in the Bronx. She has also performed for Liz Sargent Installations and jill sigman/thinkdance. Aynsley graduated in 1999 from North Carolina School of the Arts. She is an avid writer and thinker on all things dance and her writings have appeared in the Movement Research Performance Journal and on a number of blogs including her own, reflectionsondance.com.

Photo Credit: Michael Hart