Charlie Morrissey (UK)

Charlie Morrissey (UK)

Charlie Morrissey is a UK based director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher, and has been working in the field of performance for nearly 30 years.

He creates large and small-scale site-specific and theatre and gallery based performance work in diverse contexts and locations; organises and collaborates in a variety of performance research projects; and performs and collaborates in the work of other performance makers.

His work is informed by significant and ongoing working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, K.J.Holmes, Andrea Buckley; Katie Duck and many others. Recent and upcoming projects include new works with Siobhan Davies Dance, a solo being created by Colin Poole, devising and performing in Rosemary Butcher’s Test Pieces, a commission from Joint Adventures with members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and a new group piece currently in development.

Moving Material
This workshop plays with the body as material, landscape and perceiving machine; and with the mover as both explorer and territory for exploration. We will look at how bringing our attention to the experience of movement offers us an opportunity to take a ride on our own momentum and that of others.

It will be a combination of practical solo, partner and group exercises and focussed improvisational scores.

We will also explore different ways of composing in real time through exercises that bring attention to the instruments of perception: to the activities of seeing, listening, and feeling sensation, and to the ways the senses cross over – each informing the others. We will notice how we notice, and will bring this expanded attention to play with seeing and being seen, and to composing solo, in duets and in larger groups. We will explore different ideas of what we mean by material and see how we begin to accumulate content. We will work, play, and rock our substance into motion.