Saturday, October 20, 2018
10am - 4pm
The Alexander Technique is an excellent tool for choreographers. It can help you move more easily, see movement better, communicate more precisely, and help your important ideas come to life more fully, and possibly faster. In this workshop, Crispin Spaeth brings more than 20 years of expertise in Alexander Technique to bear on the choreographic life.
How are you using yourself while you are creating movement, teaching movement, directing dancers in an improvisation, greeting a donor, all while running sound for your open rehearsal? Could you use help changing gears faster, or going deeper into your creative work in the company of others?
The workshop will start with an introduction to the Alexander Technique through a choreographic lens, followed by experiments in movement, both plain and fancy. The afternoon will be designed as a lab, addressing participants’ specific questions about choreographic life. The group will look at the act of directing dancers in the creation and performance of material, as well as how to put AT into practice for your own thinking/ imagining/doing/creative process.
Choreographers may choose to invite a dancer to work on something specific (see +1 pricing) and will also have the opportunity to work with others in this collaborative setting.
“The hallmarks of the Alexander Technique are creativity, spontaneity, and adaptability to change.”
- A.R. Alexander
“I used AT throughout my choreographic career to support the physical and creative aspects of my work and I continue to use it every day. It is a remarkably simple, practical process with broad applications — choreography, public speaking, work, laundry... you name it!”
- Crispin Spaeth
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (30 minute lunch break.)
Location: Base: Experimental Arts + Space, 6520 5th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108
Choreographer: $50 advance / $60 at door
Choreographer +1 dancer: $75 advance / $85 at door
Afternoon only: $30 advance / $40 at door — This option is only for choreographers who have taken a workshop or series with Crispin before.