BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Making (A)Way Out of My Body
A behind-the-scenes look into the choreographic process and themes behind David Dorfman’s newest work “(A)Way Out Of My Body.” Brief excerpts of the work are screened and discussed with company members and collaborators which may include multimedia artist Andrew Schneider, musicians Sam Crawford, Jeff Hudgins, Liz de Lise, and Zeb Gould. Event may include live music performance. Event may be tailored to meet the needs of presenter and their audience.
Technology: Zoom is required or similar platform provided by presenter.
Presenter to provide virtual stage manager to run the technology and stage manage the event.
Company requests a virtual technical rehearsal approx. two weeks before the event to run through the technology and ensure a smooth run.
Running time:50-60 minutes (30-40 minute presentation/talk followed by 10-20 minute Q&A.)
MOVEMENT AS A WAY OF LIFE
Virtual Visit with Choreographer David Dorfman
An intimate evening discussion with David led by (Maura Keefe, David Kyuman Kim, Melanie George) in which they walk through the decades of David’s career starting from the moment he decided to make the move from majoring in business to making dance his life’s work. He’ll share how dance has created the lens through which he seeks to make positive societal change and to heal – ultimately working to spread the word that “movement is necessary:” physical movement, societal, communal and more. The evening will inspire you to make moves of your own.
VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE with David Dorfman Dance / Collaboration in Real Time
Join David and DDD dance artists for an evening of interactive movement exploration. David and company will share insight into how the company’s motto: “Movement is Necessary” informs how they all choreograph movement for stage and life. David’s trademark style of humor combined with physical metaphor will emerge as a tool for living and inspiring others through these tumultuous times.
MAKING MOVEMENT COUNT with David Dorfman Dance
Dancers, Musicians, and You! Join David Dorfman Dance for a virtual evening of dance, music and conversation. Imagine an entire dance company comes to your home and gives you an intimate glimpse into what it means to make movement art a way of life. You’ll leave feeling inspired and charged to continue positive presence during these bizarre times. Personnel includes: David Dorfman, 5 Dancers, 2-4 Musicians.
DAVID DORFMAN DANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
PERFORMING CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP
How can we acknowledge efforts of everyday people to make sense of their lives, especially in terms of struggles with forces of discrimination, alienation, violence and dehumanization? As joy is sought, how do our bodies lead the way, react, or change?
PCW is a movement-thought lab aimed at deriving how our bodies “represent” ourselves, and how the notion of representation, presence, and agency in regard to societal behaviors in general, and those attached to citizenship in particular, govern our actions – and by extension, how our actions are governed. The workshop will be collaborative and improvisational, exploring the complex relationships between thought, emotions, politics, principles, power, social inequality, and movement/dance/text.
Description: Class begins with movement assignments in a Zoom class to get the students moving and expressing about their bodies and their personal/societal politics. The students are then divided into Breakout Rooms to do assignments in real time with their colleagues. The assignments are recorded and then the groups come back together to watch everyone’s contributions.
Multiple workshop option: If there are multiple workshop days, then the students will receive overnight assignments that can be loaded onto a Google Drive and are watched jointly for discussion.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES: (A)Way Into Our Bodies
How do our bodies serve as powerful conductors of emotion, strength, vulnerability and change? In this workshop students use text, movement and music to create video assignments exploring these themes
Workshop #1: Our first workshop will begin with a vocal/kinetic introduction game, a movement warm up and an introduction to DDD movement concepts. We will continue with text/movement/music assignments, in Breakout Rooms, based on how our bodies serve as powerful conductors of emotion, strength, vulnerability and change in regard to the outside world and its many complexities. After completion, these short assignments will be shared with all classmates in real time. The class will end with a wrap-up discussion, and the explanation of one trio video assignment (to be posted prior to the next workshop).
Workshop #2: (same 25 students ) We will first view video assignments from the last workshop and engage in humane critique, led by all three company facilitators. A brief energized warm-up with one short dance phrase will be given, followed by one last text/movement/music improvisation done in three groups live, observed by the other two groups. A collective de-brief will conclude the two-workshop series.
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