Wednesday, 13 January 2016

collaborative movement workshop with hospice patients

A collaborative performance making process with patients attending day services at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, led by Kirsty and Steven. 3 workshops will take place in January 2016.

Patients are invited to explore and develop simple movement in relation to another person, to objects and to architectural space. Video is used to mediate people's perception of their own body and to encourage experimentation. It is also used as a reflective tool to support awareness of the body as an expressive medium, as well as a sensing being. 

Yvonne Rainer's Hand Movie (1966) is used to demonstrate how small everyday movement can be choreographed to create a 'dance'.

Rainer's first film, Hand Movie, was shot by fellow dancer William Davis when Rainer was confined to a hospital bed, recovering from major surgery and unable to dance.