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Moving Bodies | Empty Spaces

Exploring Freedom through Dance Improvisation

An opportunity to engage with Kirstie Simson and her passionate interest in the liberating experience of dance, improvisation and the exploration of freedom. Imagine what our relationship would be to dancing if we had no prior notion about what the moving body should look or feel like. Participants work beyond culturally conditioned expectations and other limitations. They will celebrate movement using practices that Kirstie has developed over thirty-five years of teaching dance improvisation.

Suitable for ages 15+. Some movement experience recommended, but not absolutely necessary.

BIOGRAPHY
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.