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Improvisation in Action: Choreographic Writing with Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş

2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Improvisation in Action is MovingGround’s ongoing fall class series, every 1st and 3rd Mondays at Ellen Webb Studios. Facilitated by Artistic Director Krista DeNio, with each class taught by a different MovingGround collaborator, this class series integrates various forms of movement Improvisation, including: Contact Improvisation, Viewpoints, Composition techniques and practices, writing and movement scores, and more! Come integrate your moving body with imaginal tools and skills, for a satisfying group practice. Class is from 7-8:30pm, followed by a movement jam until 10pm.

All experience levels are all welcome.

Improvisation Class + Jam: $20

Improvisation Jam Only: $10

You may use Venmo (MovingGround@MovingGround) or cash at the venue.

Register in advance here.

11/6 Choreographic Writing with Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş: This workshop will serve as an introduction to using poetry scores in the creation of movement. It will consist of a physical improvisatory warm-up based on the language aesthetics of visual poetry techniques. The warm-up will be followed by a composition exercise with poetry scores and an opportunity to share discoveries made within the creative process. Writing materials will be provided.

Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş (she/her) is a poet, dance artist, and filmmaker and currently a company member of eMotion Arts under the direction of Mariana Sobral. As a choreographer, she has held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artist Program, The Center at Eagle Hill, Stapleton School for the Performing Arts, and Safehouse Arts, and been awarded for her dance films by 92NY’s Future Dance Festival (New York), World Stage Design (Canada), and SzólóDuó International Dance Festival (Hungary). In the Bay Area, she has guest performed with pateldanceworks, the NETWORK project, Joe Landini Dance, Alive & Well Productions, Monsoon Dance Company, Eclipse Dance Theatre, CALI & Co Dance, and Hamilton’s David Diggs. She holds a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch and and MA in Dance Philosophy from University of Roehampton, London.

Krista DeNio is an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator. She facilitates creative projects based in the principles and practices of ensemble-based theater. Artistic Director of MovingGround, her work engages interdisciplinary collaborations that bridge embodied experience,performance, education, activism, and human-to-human connections. Krista teaches movement and performance making in the Bay Area and nationally. She has been a practitioner of Contact Improvisation for twenty years and approaches the form from technical foundations, choreographic applications and the radical personal and political potential that exists within the practice and participating communities. www.movingground.org


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2822 Union St
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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