Sunday, February 20, 2011

Masterclasses with Sarah Chase

Co-presentation with Dreamwalker Dance
The Whole Shebang Community Festival Masterclasses
Dates: March 7-10, 2011 from 10am-1pm daily
Location: Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road 1st Floor
Fees: $100. Registration with Natasha Frid:

Masterclass Description: Sarah Chase will be teaching a master class in different techniques of combining storytelling and movement. The class will begin with an extensive warm-up, designed particularly to enable to participants to tap into the unique co-ordination necessary to successfully combine spoken word and movement. The class will explore how two lines of concentration - the body and the mind - can weave together in random patterns, creating chords of meaning. The warm-up exercises centre on cross-patterning exercises that Sarah has created or adapted from other sources; the aim of these exercises is to get both sides of the brain bright and alert as the body moves and are very specifically focused on integrating the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
Other parts of the class will concentrate on biography and techniques Sarah has developed to stimulate memory and to find patterns and symbols embedded in biographical stories. The course will give the participants new ways to view their own creative work and will provide practical techniques on how words and movement can cross-pollinate to create unexpected and rich material.

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