Combining Disciplines for Creative Performance
This workshop brings together the somatic studies of Body-Mind Centering®, ideokinesis, and other release techniques, as well as yoga, dance, contact/improvisation, voice and theater studies. It will offer students the opportunity to discover the innate wisdom of the body for creative performance. Basic anatomy and physiology expand our range of choice and the quality of movement and voice and enable us to make the invisible visible. Our investigations will include the external space, time and place, using the environment of Bearnstow as the landscape of the imagination.
K.J. Holmes, independent dance artist, singer, poet, actor and teacher based in Brooklyn, N.Y., has helped to define, first as a student and now as a teacher and performer, many contemporary improvisational practices, studying with Andre Bernard and collaborating with forerunners Simone Forti, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Image Lab and Steve Paxton. K.J. is a graduate of the 2-year Sanford Meisner acting training (Esper Studio with master teacher Terry Knickerbocker (200809), Satya Yoga (Sondra Loring 2007) and The School for Body-Mind Centering (199599), of which the play between is essential to her current practices. A sought-after teacher of improvisation and somatic approaches to dance, theater and voice, K.J. has a private practice in Dynamic Alignment and Re-integration. She travels nationally and internationally teaching and performing at universities, festivals and venues that range from theaters to site-specific locations to living rooms. She is adjunct faculty at NYU/Experimental Theatre Wing since 2001, Julliard and teaches through Movement Research since 1986 (A.I.R 201214). K.J. has performed with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Mark Dendy, Lance Gries, Melinda Ring, and is continuing to develop her piece HIC SVNT DRACONES.
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The 2016 K.J. Holmes Workshop