Sunday February 15
1pm - 5pm
Ready for Anything
Performing with an Available Body
My interests in this workshop are the following: to take advantage of the unique phenomenon of studio/class time to create a fertile space for experimentation, to warm up the body, voice and imagination, to use a variety of methods to coach you through your inhibitions and improvisation and performance habits into new choices and perceptions, to attempt to find ways of using and sophisticating all of your “chops” to create a vital, energized performance practice. We will improvise and work with some set movement and text that I will bring. This workshop is open to anyone.
Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn based dance and music artist. He creates group work in collaboration with dancers, visual and music artists as the director of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, and he also makes solos. In the U.S. his work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop and The Kitchen in New York, ODC in San Francisco, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Flynn Center in Burlington, and Diverseworks in Houston. Internationally it has toured to several venues and festivals such as Kampnagel in Hamburg, Explore Festival in Bucharest, ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Springdance in Utrecht, and London Calling in Bologna. He has received support from the NEA, Jerome Foundation, and Rockefeller MAP Fund. In 2007 he completed a commission for BalletLab in Melbourne, Australia. He is twice the winner of a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award: in 2002 for dancing with John Jasperse Company and in 2006 as a choreographer for Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies. He is currently also touring in Alain Buffard’s (Not) a Love Song. As a singer, he has performed with My Robot Friend, Antony and the Johnsons and Speller. He teaches regularly around the world and he invented DEEP AEROBICS.
photo by Alex Escalante