Kirstie Simson will share her passion for the exploration of freedom through the solo she will present in this evening of dance improvisation.
Through the use of humour, eye contact, dialogue and proximity, the performer invites the audience to join her on a journey as she negotiates her way through present moment decision-making that is inherent in improvised performances. With light-hearted spontaneity this master performer affirms the fundamental positivity of life as she dances her way through this forty-five minute work, celebrating the depth of human connection and potentiality.
The performance will be followed by a short question and answer session with the artist.
This solo is dedicated to my mother Jean, who encouraged me to pursue my passion for dance.
KIRSTIE SIMSON has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance
scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called ‘a force of nature’ by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has ‘immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance’ according to Time Out Magazine, London.
Kirstie is an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. She is a professor at the University of Illinois, and continues to teach and perform all over the world.