Minneapolis Two-Day Workshop

JUNE 8th and 9th, 2013

Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser: Minneapolis Guest Artist Residency

The Shape of Attention: A Dance Improvisation Workshop


This workshop creates opportunities to develop the perceptual and poetic skills that underlie dance improvisation. We will access and develop the physical intelligence needed to create and adapt to dancing and composing. This evolves from our individual and collective choice making. We will engage with emergent form on a micro and macro level, through various lenses including image, gesture, physical states, design, and our sense of the evolving performance landscape. Come ready to dance.

Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th
10am -3pm
at Studio 206 in the Ivy Building
Tuition : (sliding scale) $100-150
pre-registration is required to save you a spot, $50 pre- registration fee

To pre-register please contact Taja Will at tajawill@gmail.com


Angie Hauser is a dance-artist and teacher. Her work and research is grounded by questions of improvisation, performance and collaboration. Since 2000, Angie has been a member of the Bebe Miller Company. In 2006 Angie was awarded a BESSIE (N.Y. Dance and Performance Award) for Creation and Choreography for her work with Bebe Miller Company. She has taught dance technique, dancemaking, contact improvisation and improvisation throughout North America as well as Switzerland, Germany, France and Scotland. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Smith College in the Department of Dance where she teaches choreography, creative process, improvisation and dance technique.

Chris Aiken is a leading performer and teacher in the field of dance improvisation and contact improvisation. His work has evolved through ongoing investigations of performance, learning, perception and imagination. His work has been significantly influenced through the somatic practices of the Alexander Technique, ideokinesis, yoga and structural integration. He has received numerous awards for his artistic work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as commissions from the Walker Art Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop and the National Performance Network. Chris is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Smith College and the Five College Dance Department.


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