Karin Jensen - "Partnering Mandala Style" - 8/5/18 - Sunday - 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
In this workshop, dancers will explore the possibilities their choreography can reach by introducing partner work. We will start on the floor exploring options from a safe space. Have fun, play and laugh a little. Lift and leverage using your strengths. Let improvisational play inspire your choreography by creating breathtaking shapes that will confound your logical mind.
Class will include instructions for movement invention that are appropriate for dancers of all levels. Add that extra bit of drama to your duet or group piece by exploring the unexpected. We will go over principles of safety in lifting. Karin will walk you through the mechanics of several lifts.
More than 40 years ago, I began incorporating lifts into my choreography. Over the years, I have refined this technique to allow the strengths, limitations and flexibility of my dancers to dictate how the lift would work. In other words: I would find what I was looking for as a choreographer, meanwhile making sure my dancers were safe and looked good. Let's have some fun!
Knee-pads (highly recommended)
Pen and Paper (recommended)
Comfortable clothes for movement
Phone (record yourself being fabulous)