K.J. Holmes (USA)
K.J. Holmes is an independent dance artist, singer, poet, actor and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. A master teacher and practitioner of contact/improvisations and somatic approaches to dance, theater and voice, Holmes is adjunct professor at New York University/Experimental Theatre Wing, The Juilliard School and Movement Research in NY, and travels worldwide teaching and performing.
Somatics, Improvisation and the Poetics of Dance
This course, designed for teachers, creators and performers in dance and theatre, will bring forth skills, tools and practical experience of somatic studies and improvisation through the experiential research of Body-Mind Centering (r), Contact Improvisation, and structures and scores for dancing. You will discover, explore, separate, integrate and improvise with physical systems and patterns to make visible physiological rhythms of support and creativity. Through exposing contradictions in the body and engaging with our imaginations, we will widen choice, create discernment and practice embodiment and composition.