Kildare dance Summer School 2003
A dance experience that gently welcomes the participants into the
realm of the art of dance. An introduction to the physical tasks
inherent in current contemporary dance practices with a focus on
working from the inside out. The approach heightens student’s
awareness of the use of the bones and breath in movement work. There
will be a strong emphasis on safe practices, both physical and environmental.
DANCE WITH DISABILITY
AMICI Dance Theatre Company is a unique dance theatre company integrating
able-bodied and disabled artists and performers. Founded in 1980,
its productions and workshops have had a major impact challenging
conventional attitudes about disability and the arts. The Dance
with Disability workshop is based around a philosophy entirely based
on the opportunity for any individual to experience share and develop
their own style direction and movement vocabulary.
CERTIFICATE IN DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT FOR CHILDREN
The Introductory course in Sherborne Developmental Movement (SDM)
provides participants with an overview of SDM and its applications.
The underlying theory and philosophy is discussed, including a brief
explanation of its roots in Laban's work, and participants have
the opportunity to develop and extend personal movement vocabulary
within the structure provided by Veronica Sherborne in practical
workshop-type sessions. Also included is a brief history of Veronica
Sherborne and the Sherborne Association. The Introductory course
is part of an extensive training program; information about this
will be available for those interested in extending their knowledge
TOOLBOX FOR CHOREOGRAPHY
The workshops will focus on ways of translating themes and ideas
into dance material and introduce devices for developing and shaping
phrases and sequences into compositional form. An emphasis on music/sound
accompaniment for dance will feature as an integral part of the
workshops, as will an introduction to aspects of dance analysis
- evaluation and appreciation – of dance as a communicative
DANCE AND DANCE PERFORMANCE IN A COMMUNITY CONTEXT
The workshop will focus on the experience of those who interact
with dance in a community context and on the place of the art of
dance in this relationship. It will include dance-making techniques
and practices including composition and improvisation. The work
is informed by contemporary dance and release techniques and will
use Laban’s principals of movement as a framework throughout.
BACK TO BASICS - ON TO DANCE
An introduction to, or revision of, Laban Fundamentals, will provide
the material for creating a dance together.
The group will explore and devise ways of performing an exciting
tale from Ovid using movement, sound and voice: mystery, mayhem
These sessions will focus on Laban’s distinctive appreciation
of body awareness and his classification of the personal ‘effort’
characteristics which are particular to each individual.
MUSIC FOR DANCE
Using a variety of musical styles and looking at different approaches
to using music as an accompaniment for dance - creating short dance
pieces in groups to perform for each other.
SAM THORNTON/ WENDY HERMELIN
A movement choir has been described as “an unforgettable experience”.
Large groups moving with a common purpose, generate an energy, which
is distinctive and remarkable. The whole is greater than the sum
of the parts. It can be compared to the blending of different voices
in a massed choir. This event will provide an opportunity for the
whole course to dance and be together in a stimulating and unique
CAROL LYNNE MOORE
As part of Critical Voices series of talks and critical events,
Kinetic Reflex and Kildare County Arts Service will present a lecture
on Movement Pattern Analysis by Carol-Lynne Moore on August 8th
at NUI Maynooth. The lecture is part of a series on The Intelligent
Body and “kinaesthetic intelligence”, which will examine
areas where dance meets science, business and education.
Over the past 25 years, Carol-Lynne has lectured extensively in
the US and Europe on Laban theory, including Movement Pattern Analysis,
an assessment of executive decision-making style developed from
industrial and managerial movement studies by Laban, F.C. Lawrence
and Warren Lamb. Her publications include Executives in Action (MacDonald
& Evans, 1982) and, with Kaoru Yamamoto, Beyond Words: Movement
Observation and Analysis (Gordon & Breach, 1988).
Other contributors in the Critical Voice series include Kitsou
Dubois, a French choreographer that works in developing efficient
movement for astronauts in zero gravity. She will make a presentation
at Meeting House Square and Project Arts Centre Dublin on September
12th to 14th and also American educationalist Sherry Shapiro.