Wednesday 1 May — Friday 3 May 2019
With Dance North in Glenfeshie
For professional dancers and performance makers, with an interest to work physically in the studio, outdoors and in all weathers.
Tickets for this workshop are £150 – individuals / £200 for funded organisations. (Includes all evening meals and accommodation on the workshop plus travel assistance to get to Rise 2019 at Findhorn on Friday 3 May)
“What more there is lies within the mountain. Something moves between it and me. Place and a mind may interpenetrate till the nature of both is altered.” — Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain.
Join artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon to explore the practices, training and research she has developed over the past 6 years in creating Into The Mountain. Informed by Nan Shepherds’ prose and her invitation to come to know a place through sensory and embodied encounter, Into The Mountain is a guided walk and performance that attempts an unearthing of movement and bodily knowledge of the Cairngorms mountain range.
This 2. 5 day workshop will introduce elements of Simone’s approaches to making movement work in relation to outdoor environments. The workshops will include walking and working in the hills and studio-based physical research. Drawing upon Body Weather training and somatic practices to tune our sensory and embodied focus through touch-based and imagination-led exploration. This refining of gentle attentiveness to human and non-human connectivity will frame the work outdoors around the Glenfeshie area.