MARTHA MOORE: Performance Workshop, November 9-13, 2009, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
- Assembling Narratives5 day intensive Performance Workshop with Martha MooreWHEN: November, 9-13, 12:00-18:00WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, GermanyASSEMBLING NARRATIVES
The Construction and Deconstruction of a Character
This workshop proposes to explore the notions of building a solo around a purely fictional auto-biography, where movement and text can co-exist in a non-linear fashion.
The idea is to create an open system of situations and fragments that will be built up, altered, and torn down daily.
Watching and commenting on each other’s work will be an integral part of the process.
We will begin each day with a warm-up intended to center the individual within the group, interlacing the vertical preparation of Ba Gua (style WU), the use of voice, and different somatic approaches.
This will be followed by a group improvisation, using simple (and sometimes not so simple) spatial constructs to develop listening skills before concentrating on individual work.
We will move back and forth constantly between improvising and composing, in and out of order.
The workshop will culminate in an evening of Performance/showing on Friday, November, 13 at 8:30 pmREGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.dePRICE: 200 EURSLEEPING:We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.----------- LOCATION --------Schwelle 7Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG13357 Berlin/GermanyPhone: +49 (0) 30-4736 3500Email: info (at) felixruckert.deTRAFFIC LINK: UB Nauener Platz, Pankstr, Osloer Str, SB Gesundbrunnen
CV MARTHA MOORE
Martha Moore belongs to a generation of dance artists with one foot in modern dance and the other firmly planted in the post modern. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of California-Santa Barbara (dir. Rona Sande), where she worked intensively with a former assistant to Mary Wigman and Kurt Jooss, Isa Partch-Bergsohn, as well as several members of the Graham, Limon and Cunningham compagnies. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance under the direction of Martha Myers, exploring somatic methods, improvisation and choregraphy. During this time she received a scholarship to the American Dance Festival and presented her work , «A Question of Procedure» under the direction of Lucas Hoving. She then joined the dance staff at Connectcut College before moving to New York City in 1977.
From 1975 to 1983 , she danced and collaborated with several music and danse improvisational companies and worked on a film with the Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble for the Nebraska Public Television. She was selected to present her works in such venues as the Dance Theatre Workshop, The Door, and the 92nd Street Y, and create work for The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard. During this time she also danced and collaborated with the artists Stuart Pimsler and Ara Fitzgerald.
In 1980 she presented her first evening length work in Paris and then moved there permanently in 1983.
She was artist in residency at Die Werkstatt in Dusseldorf in 1984 and formed her company Toss in 1985. She has performed for several artists on stage and in film, notably Mark Tompkins, Lila Greene, Stephanie Aubin, Charles Cré-Ange, and Jacques Patarozzi. In 1993 she created with Patricia Lopez the film "Killing was Easy" (Réalis. Sylvia Callé), selected for the "Festival des Assassins" at the Cinémathèque de Paris.
In 1995, she co-founded the collective company «Les Penelopes» and collaborated with the Quatuor Albrecht Knust for the re-creation of «Continuous Project Altered Daily» by Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton’s «Satisf’n Lover», and later with Dominique Brun, Valeska Gert’s «La Mort» and «La Sorciere» of Mary Wigman.
From 1992 to 2000, she was regularly invited for teaching residencies at the European Center for New Dance Development in Arnhem, as well as a commissioned work for the twin school in Dusseldorf. At the same time, she began creating a series of duets and performance installations in collaboration with various dance artists:Anne Koren, Sally Silvers , Isabelle Marteau, Christine Corday… and continues this process now with the New York choreographer Ara Fitzgerald.
She currently contributes work to the feminist performance collective, femmeuses (directed by Cecile Proust), and collaborates with the sculptor Félix Perrotin in the performance series, the john and jane installations, and for her latest work that was easy.
She performed in «Fuck Yeah !» for the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma in May 2009 during their residency at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.
She has taught professional classes and workshops for several national choreographic centers and companies in Europe, as well as for the «Centre National de la Danse», and the «Ménagerie de Verre» in Paris.