|Stephanie Schober & Dance Company|
Annie Hanauer's workshop was focussed on structured improvisation and strategies for 'composing in the moment'. She drew from her current research and the many influences she gained throughout her dance career, in particular choreographer Thomas Hauert who was commissioned to create a work with Candoco when she still was a dancer in the company.
Her workshop began with some fun movement, sound and name games. Annie then developed this into a longer task, a combination of 'flocking' (maintaining the same facing in a group) and the 'morphing' of individual's movement and sound into one coherent idea within a group. The process included instant copying of each other and individual strategies to influence the group's direction.
Most interesting was when the group became more familiar with each other and the rules naturally relaxed. Everyone then was less busy to do the right thing and seemed to have more space to listen to each other, to back each other up or to take the lead and inject new ideas. Many often funny scenarios emerged spontaneously.
Led by Annie Hanauer
DANCEEAST // For invited artists
Mon 11th July 2016, 3 - 6pm
About Annie Hanauer:
Originally from the US, Annie Hanauer is an independent dancer, teacher and maker working in the UK and France. Annie has led classes and workshops for diverse groups of people around the world, and her approach is shaped by her belief that talented dancers come in all forms.
Annie currently works with Rachid Ouramdane touring original works TORDE and TENIR LE TEMPS, and recently premiered SUNNY, a new creation with Emanual Gat Dance. She has also worked with Wendy Houston, Lea Anderson and Boris Charmatz.
Annie has been a dancer with Candoco Dance Company from 2008 - 2014, where she devised and performed in works by Trisha Brown, Marc Brew, Nigel Charnock, Claire Cunningham, Emanuel Gat, Thomas Hauert, Wendy Houston, Sarah Michelson, Rachid Ouramdane, Hofesh Shechter, and in a solo work by Lea Anderson. Annie currently is an associated artist with the company.
Participants: Flora Wellesley Wesley, Stuart Waters, Sam Moss, Pam Challis, Mary Davies, Tom Hobden, Divya Kasturi, Laura Anderson, Lynnette King, Stephanie Schober.