Masterclass with Charlie Morrissey

Wednesday 13th March 2019 10am – 1pm

Tickets: €10

Booking (021) 4507487 (Opening hours 1pm – 4pm Tuesday to Friday)

Mass, Mind and Motion

This Masterclass will play with my ongoing interests in how perception, imagination, physiology and physics are in a constant interplay in human movement. We’ll work with images and exercises that shift the ways in which we can experience movement, and we’ll notice how perception and attention offer us a constantly expanding resource for movement.

The Masterclass will be a combination of practical exercises and improvisational scores. Working individually, with a partner or partners, and as a group, we will build a shared body of information to cultivate an easy interplay between each other and the space we work in.

The imagination will be explored as a physical and evolutionary phenomenon for opening potential in dancing.

This Masterclass is a place for discovery, in which questions can be asked through the dancing. We’ll be at work and at play in engaged and embodied action, and we’ll take a ride on the momentum of our own curiosity.

Charlie Morrissey is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher, working in the field of performance for nearly 30 years. He is influenced by ongoing working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, K.J.Holmes, Katie Duck and others.

Teaching is central to his practice and his classes are laboratories for exploration and discovery. He teaches for dance and theatre companies, institutions, festivals and independent organisations internationally.

Recent and upcoming projects include several collaborations with Siobhan Davies; a new performance for five dancers – If this is it, then what are we going to do with it? –;a solo choreographed by Colin Poole- White Charlie; and he is currently performing in Quarantine’s Wallflower.

Charlie curates an international programme of dance events at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire: Wainsgate Dances