movement has meaning an introduction to choreography and composition
This introduction to composing with intention and emotional power uses Laban Movement Analysis, choreographed phrases, improvisational methods, movement and theater games to create a workshop environment that invites inspiration and ensures a deep connection to the work for each individual student. Participants are asked to collaboratively produce original movement and text through brainstorming sessions, theater and movement games, writing exercises and group discussions. Students are challenged to increase their range of motion and their aesthetic understanding of performance; to develop a choreographic voice; to find and trust their creative instincts; and to engage in a vibrant, inclusive, collaborative process. By focusing on the importance of individual’s personal voices the hope is to be better able to support people to feel more empowered and fully immersed in both their physical and creative selves.