Wed, May 31|
slowdanger SEQUINS SEQUENCE
Sequins Sequence is a 90 minute movement workshop led by slowdanger directors anna thompson and taylor knight. This workshop focuses on generating and linking together contemporary floorwork based movement sequences. This practice is best suited for the advanced movement artists and practitioners.
Time & Location
May 31, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Pittsburgh, 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
About the event
Sequins Sequence is a 90 minute workshop led by slowdanger directors anna thompson and taylor knight. This workshop focuses on generating and linking together contemporary floorwork based movement sequences. Participants will be facilitated through repetitive and iterative based movement pathways that focus on somatic sensation, texture and sustainable pathways, building and linking them together as the session goes on to create longer phrases and choreographic sequences. This class is a research based class and allows space for taking time to discover pathways and question how it can evolve and change for each unique mover.
This practice is best suited for the advanced movement artists and practitioners.
Please notify us of any access needs via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
SEQUINS SEQUENCE Tickets 5/31
5:30-7pm @ the Space Upstairs 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208Pay what you want+Service fee