On Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 5.30, Old Brewery New Dance invites for a performed-dance-discussionon Rosalind’s process and methodology and also on mathodology of dance improvisation. The event is connected with her improvisation coaching in Alternative Dance Academy. From Rosalind Crisp: “Choreographic improvisation is a practice and a method I have evolved for guiding the attention of a dancer to her dancing, to the makingof her movement. It focuses on developing an availability to initiate movement from any part of the body, at any speed or level, with any force or direction, for any duration… at any time”.
Rosalind Crispgrew up on a sheep farm in Australia. She trained at the Victorian Ballet School, Melbourne, before studying release work, Body-mind centering® and Contact Improvisation at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, The Netherlands in 1991. She established the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney, the site for her choreographic research for over 10 years, receiving a number of awards, including a fellowship from the Australia Council. Since 2004 she is based in Paris where she is a choreographic associate of the Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson. Her work is supported by the French Government and is presented in France, Germany, Finland, the UK, Australia,… She also creates works for other companies such as Two Fish Berlin, Laban Centre London, University of Melbourne, HZT University of Berlin where she is a guest professor, and teaches throughout Europe and Australia. Her ongoing research project, danse, is the foundation of her work in collaboration with the dancers of her company, in particular Céline Debyser and Max Fossati, and guests such as Andreas Müller, Andrew Morrish and Swiss guitarist, Hansueli Tischhauser.