Sun, Jun 18|
slowdanger physical integration (SPI)
slowdanger’s ‘SPI’ is an open level movement experience accompanied by an evolving sound score. slowdanger guides participants to investigate non-verbal processing mechanisms through movement, groove, and sensory stimulus. Class will be held at the Space Upstairs (214 N Lexington St Pittsburgh, PA)
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Pittsburgh, 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
About the event
slowdanger’s ‘SPI’ is 2-hour explorational movement experience accompanied by an evolving sound score guided by slowdanger's taylor knight and anna thompson. Inspired by their studies in somatic practices, BodyMindCentering, Laban Movement Analysis, Movement Theater, Corporeal Mime, improvisational and compositional studies, slowdanger guides participants to investigate non-verbal processing mechanisms through movement, groove, and sensory stimulus. It encourages and challenges participants to explore connections to body, sound, and their environment. These connections are used to play, investigate, and regenerate.
SPI is an open-level workshop, no prior experience in dance is required. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Please notify us of any access needs via email (email@example.com) and be aware that the Space Upstairs is not ADA accessible (up two flights of stairs and does not have access to an elevator).
Presales are encouraged, walk-ins will be accepted with payment by cash or venmo.
anna thompson and taylor knight, are co-founders of multidisciplinary performance entity, slowdanger. slowdanger fuses sound and movement through improvised contemporary and postmodern dance frameworks using found material, electronic instrumentation, vocalization, emerging technology and ontological examination. They recognize their collaborative work as a non-binary entity that is one body amassed of multiple bodies in space. Within this system, they work with an engaged and deepened understanding of energy, synergy, action, gender, time, and storytelling. slowdanger has been featured at/in Dance Magazine’s ‘ 25 to Watch’, The MoMA, Place Des Arts, Springboard Danse Montreal, The Andy Warhol Museum, Usine C, Dance Place, The Carnegie Museum of Art and more. slowdanger has received support from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Heinz Endowments, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and The Opportunity Fund. In 2019 they premiered ‘empathy machine’ at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Martin E. Segal Center NYC and Dance Place DC. In 2019, they were Creatives in Residence at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon and Performers in Residence at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Currently, they are adjunct faculty in Modern at Point Park University’s Dance Department, Artists in Residence at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and 2022 awardees of NEFA/National Dance Project Production Award. www.slowdangerslowdanger.com
SPI class ticket 6/18 2-4pm
@ The Space Upstairs 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208$15.00+$0.38 service fee