Hunting Impulse: Training and Improvisation
This workshop is focused on creating possibilities for improvisation and the development of an omni-centered body. It utilizes elements of Grotowski work and Min Tanaka’s Body Weather workshops. Class begins with a warm-up that is both vigorous and relaxing, moving into focused explorations emphasizing the balance between structure and impulse. The remainder of the lab involves slow movement combined with partnering exercises, physical actions from daily life, and visualization as a means of engaging the body’s inner stream. Appropriate for dancers, movers, improvisers, actors, people interested in butoh, or anyone seeking a physical experience. No previous dance training is necessary.
Cost: $60 for 5 hours
Date: Sunday July 30, 2017
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Zack Fuller has been creating dance and physical theater since 1987 when he participated in theatrical research with Ryszard Cieslak, the leading actor of Jerzy Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theater. He has performed throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. in works by renowned dancer/farmer Min Tanaka, and was an early member of Tokason Butoh Group. His own original dance works have been presented by CAVE’s New York Butoh Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Plan B in Tokyo, Dance Hakushu Festival in Yamanashi, Japan, Mobius in Boston, and other venues throughout the world. They frequently involve collaboration with cutting edge musicians, and have been described by the Boston Globe as “Cryptic… but characterized by astonishing theatricality,” and “Like an angel coming down Jacob’s ladder to play in the garbage” by the Japanese dance critic Hidenaga Otori.