08/25/2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Taught by Katya Popova
This class fosters the dialogue between visual art and movement, taking “Gesture” as the most basic expressive and minimal element relevant to both mediums.
For dancers/movement artists this class is a way to get introduced to visual expression through movement. For visual artists this class would create an opportunity to learn about movement, and how it can affect the drawing practice.
The class explores the interaction of “visual” and “movement” concepts: the ideas of pure movement and its components (like space, time, body); LMA theme opposites: “function-expression” and “effort qualities”; visual techniques: speed gesture sketching, working from memory, movement analysis through drawing, blind drawing techniques.
The class exercises are based on movement practices (Laban methods, Trisha Brown’s work, Merce Cunningham), visual art (Kimon Nicolaïdes, Pablo Picasso) and theater practice (Jezi Grotowski).
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