ICEBERG Improv Weekend of Improvisation in Glasgow (WIG)
Collective Endeavours have been invited by ICEBERG improv to take part in a weekend specifically dedicated to improvisation of movement and music and the collaboration of these elements. ICEBERG are inviting Collective Endeavours, Something Smashing and The Glasgow Jam, three outstanding improvisation groups of Scotland, to share the space, exchange practices and open their work to the public through a public workshop and performance.
In the improvisation workshop, members of ICEBERG will lead participants through their processes of solo and duet improvisation. Some of the themes they will explore are:
Music/Sound and Movement improvisation
Text and Movement improvisation
Duets and the various relationships between improvisers
All the details and booking info here:
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
The workshop is on Sunday 13th January from 6 – 8 pm
The public performance is on Saturday 12th January at 7 pm
£7 / £5
ROSALIND CRISP has been invited by Collective Endeavours in association with Scottish Dance Theatre and the Work Room to teach a weekend workshop in March 2018.
Rosalind Crisp is based between Berlin and Marlo (Australia). She trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Contact improvisation, Release, Body Mind Centering®. Rosalind established the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney, place of residence for her research and site for the development of a community of dance artists in Australia (1996-2004). She was the associate artist of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson in Paris (2004-2012), touring her company throughout Europe and Australia. Rosalind is sought after for her dance method and performance works. In 2016 the French Ministry of Culture celebrated her with a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Dame of the Arts).
The foundation of Rosalind’s work is her ongoing studio research practice. For thirty years she has been deconstructing her dancing body, evolving a field of choreographic principles and tools that offer a great degree of creative autonomy to dance and movement artists. Her choreographic improvisation tools subvert embodied patterns, enable movement to be sourced from anywhere in the body, bring attention to the continual flow of information emanating from the body itself, offer ways to navigate between sensation, imagination and the compositional palette, and, with practice, develop a capacity to go beyond the ‘rules’.
As Rosalind’s work is about placing the attention in the body, her tools are not only of great value for professional dancers but accessible to musicians interested in engaging with their bodies. As her techniques revolve around undoing habits and expanding choices this is important to all facets of creativity – music as well as dance.
Rosalind has long-term practices with live musicians. She is currently performing with musician/composer Bo Wiget. She describes their collaboration as a work that ‘invites the audience into the intimate communion of two fundamental forms of expression – dance and music.’
Also see: No-one will tell us: http://vimeo.com/28735929
For more info go to: www.omeodance.com
The Work Room, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, GLASGOW G41 2PE
Friday 16th March 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 17th March 11am – 6pm
Sunday 18th March 10am -5pm
£80 concession (including students)
£100 freelance/low income
£150 standard price
Attendance is required for the 3 days. Please let me know of any access requirements.
Collective Endeavours will be running workshops in Dundee as part of Scottish Dance Theatre’s creative learning programme.
As part of Dance International Glasgow we’ll be performing/ curating an evening at Govanhill Baths and performing at SWG3:
Sunday 30th April – Govanhill Baths
99 Calder St
An evening of multi-discipline music and dance, programmed and led by Collective Endeavours as part of Dance International Glasgow.
Tuesday 2nd May – SWG3
100 Eastvale Place
Dance International Glasgow at SWG3: Lucy Suggate and James Holden/Collective Endeavours
Details of both performances here: Performances
In February 2016 Jer and Solène led a month long 8 session workshop for POZA at Kinning park.
POZA Project documentation: POZA Project March 2016