SKINNER RELEASING TECHNIQUE
Dance workshop with Lily Kiara
developed by Joan Skinner (1924-2021); a detailed, refined and expansive technique. It is designed to find greater ease in our dancing and dynamic alignment with our environment and a refined tuning with our bodies and imagination. The teaching strongly draws on guided imagery and hands-on partner studies, supporting an experiential understanding of both the technical and the creative process in movement. There is an ongoing fine tuning in allowing ourselves to consciously fall into unknown creative territories. We allow ourselves to be intimately in touch with our inner body as well as align with something greater than ourselves through embodied listening. As we move with imagery that guides us through different layers of the whole self, the imagery can begin to move us. The poetic imagery can attune to physiological layers and includes the mystery of intangible layers present. Embodied listening, inner spaces, presence, dynamic stillness, softening and allowing are some of the essential areas of practice in Skinner Releasing (other than release), that support action into newness. Softening supports the releasing of strength through efficiency and responsiveness. Allowing encourages listening, to one's own dancing first. This way we can become more available. In the technical work and in creating dances, directing and allowing are side by side, as are stillness and action, receptivity and fierceness. Joan Skinner says: “Letting go is a discipline”. It is a continuous practicing.
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- When 27.04.2024 | 10-16 & 28.04.2024 | 10-16 h – with 1 h hour break each day
- Where Studio LÖ45, Lörracherstraße 45 in 79115 Freiburg i. Br.
- For whom professionelle dancers and amateur dancers
- How much 140.- € // early birds until 08.03.2024: 120.- €
- Where to register please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lily Kiara (Amsterdam, NL)
Lily Kiarais a dance artist, a facilitator and singer-songwriter.
She danced her first improvised solo performance on invitation of her dance teacher at the age of eight. She started her professional training at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1990-1994), at Bennington College and Movement Research in NYC. Further on, Skinner Releasing Technique (certified teacher since 2001), martial arts and training in instant composition with teachers such as Julyen Hamilton and Lisa Nelson have greatly influenced her work and evolving vision. The work of her late teacher Suprapto Suryodarmo, Joged Amerta Movement through practicing and performing in Indonesia, continues to inspire her on numerous levels. In 2021 she graduated in London as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Lily also is active as a folk singer-songwriter, solo and with her bands The RIVER and The Tall Tales.
Lily Kiara has been teaching classes and workshops in Skinner Releasing Technique and Creating (Instant) Dances, sometimes together with a musician or lighting designer. She has been teaching at independent studios, companies, festivals, academies and art institutions throughout Europe, USA, Australia and Indonesia and also guides artists in their process of making their own work, tuning into exactly what it is they are making this moment and what could support them in doing so with their highest potential.