Meghan Frederick Teaches Sunday 10/29 from 1-3pm
Desire, Impulse, Labor: Scores from ‘I want to be a dancing body’, ‘SOFT BLUE’, and beyond
If you are wondering what to expect, there will be:
no contact improv, no learning 'set' choreography, no creating 'set' choreography, no skill level or experience required :)
But there WILL be:
a gentle guided improvisation working progressively with movement from the bones, muscles and skin
a short 'authentic movement' improvisation
a discussion where we gather possible definitions of the following terms- desire, impulse, action, image, labor
learning simple improvisational scores of varying levels of effort needed (you can choose which you want to do or none) working with the above terms
'showing' or 'performing' these scores for each other (you don't have to do this)
making new scores with these elements
In this workshop we will engage in simple somatic exercises to enter into the body and tune our senses. We will discuss working definitions of the terms ‘desire, impulse, and labor’, and use these ideas as we learn improvisational scores from the dances "i want to be a dancing body- 2017" and "SOFT BLUE- 2016." We will use these building blocks to create further original scores for performance.
Meghan Frederick is a performer, choreographer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY and is the director of Meghan Frederick/Practice Project: an arts platform dedicated to the creation and performance of original dance works and the stewardship of supportive spaces for artistic exploration. Her choreography has been shown in New York City at Women in Motion Salon, Threes Brewing, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, The Wild Project, Dance New Amsterdam, Green Space, Open Performance through Movement Research, STUFFED at the Judson Church, and at The Walnut Hill School (MA), Small Plates Choreography Festival (NY), Bates Dance Festival (ME), Rutgers University (NJ), Denmark Arts Center (ME) and Barn Arts Collective (ME). Meghan was the 2016 (M)mix Artist in Residence at Marymount Manhattan College (NYC) and her work has been supported by residencies at Denmark Arts Center, Barn Arts Collective, and Lamoine Community Arts (ME). Meghan has recently performed with Liz Lerman, Denman Theater and Dance Company, iele paloumpis, Kendra Portier, Maya Orchin, Catherine Galasso, Carlye Eckert, Laura Peterson Choreography, Jules Bakshi, Marielis Garcia, and Brian Brooks Moving Company (’08-’14). Meghan appears in a dance film choreographed by Haylee Nichele with Derrick Belcher and Tim Fain and in a music video for Esmé Patterson’s ‘I’m No River’, choreographed by Carlye Eckert and directed by David Fishel. Meghan has also worked with Rasa Dance Chicago, Nicole Wolcott, Artichoke Dance Company, Tze Chun Dance Company, VaBang Dance Company, Bronwen MacArthur Dance Project, Elisa Davis, Hanna Satterlee, and Alexis Liston. Meghan has taught dance technique, composition and partnering, at Rutgers University as adjunct faulty, and as a guest artist at Hunter College, Bates College, Dance New Amsterdam, Gibney Dance Center, Moving Target Portland, and 100 Grand. Meghan has taught children and young adults at the Coop School (NY) and through Guest Artist workshops at Pemetic Elementary school (ME) and Summer Festival of the Arts (ME). Meghan attended Hampshire College where she designed her own major combining dance and cultural studies.