Moving Target Portland 1/28: Introduction to Postmodern Dance Practices
Kristen Stake teaches Moving Target Portland this Sunday from 1-3pm:
In this class, guided movement explorations will include: using the sense organs to hone “internal” techniques, exploring our relationship to the floor/gravity, sensitizing anatomy, composing with the nooks and crannies of architecture and space, expanding our relationship to music/sounds, and finding different ways to agree, disagree, and coexist with other movers during "performance." There will be no choreography to memorize and all interested parties are welcome!
Kristen Stake is a Portland, Maine based dance artist and poet who creates site-specific performance art informed by somatics and other postmodern dance practices. She studied dance improvisation intensively at in Western Mass from 2009-2013 including Contact Improvisation, Tuning Scores, Body Mind Centering, Performance Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Contemplative Dance Practice, The Underscore, and Qi Gong, with a variety of postmodern dance pioneers including Daniel Lepkoff, Barbara Dilley, Lisa Nelson, and Body Cartography. She regularly attends Bates Dance Festival, Lion’s Jaw, and Bearnstow to ignite her practice. She has an ongoing performance collaboration with sound artist id m theft able and has also performed with Melinda Buckwalter, The Sisters Grumbling, Cookie Harrist, Delaney McDonough, Loren Groenendaal, and Katarina Eriksson. She is the director of The Living Room and she holds an MFA from Vermont College in Poetry Writing.