Ishmael Houston-Jones performing in THEM at Abrons Arts Center, photo by Ian Douglas

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[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones

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3:30pm – 6:00pm
July 25 – July 29, 2022
$125–$200
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Covid-19 Safety Notice

  • All participants, attendees, and visitors participating in MELT workshops must be Fully Vaccinated.
  • All participants, attendees, and visitors must wear K95 or KN95 masks during the entire duration of the workshop. MR will provide K95/KN95 masks if you do not have/bring your own.
  • As variants continue to arise and circumstances around the virus shift we may announce updated COVID protocols closer to the date of the workshops. Please note, any updated COVID protocols will require that all participants, attendees, and visitors must wear a K95 or KN95 mask during the entire duration of the workshop.
  • If circumstances related to COVID-19 arise that prevent you from attending a workshop(s) for which you have pre-registered, you will be issued a full refund.

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Workshop Description:

What is your first impulse? Can you trust it? What happens when the judge falls asleep? Can sight be a handicap? Can you know too much? This is a workshop about Dancing and Speaking and Improvisation and Composition. In this workshop we will use several improvisation strategies to open a free flow of immediate, spontaneous writing, speaking and dancing. We will employ different approaches of partnering, releasing, scores, texting, authentic movement and automatic writing to generate material. We will use the resultant dance and text to construct impromptu group pieces as well as a means toward broadening self-expression in solo work


Accessibility Notes:

Accessibility information about Movement Research 122 Community Center.

For access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "MELT Ishmael Houston-Jones."

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Upcoming

[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Mon Jul 25 3:30pm - 6:00pm

[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Tue Jul 26 3:30pm - 6:00pm

[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Wed Jul 27 3:30pm - 6:00pm

[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Thu Jul 28 3:30pm - 6:00pm

[In-person] Improvisation Strategies

Ishmael Houston-Jones
Fri Jul 29 3:30pm - 6:00pm

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Ishmael Houston-Jones

Ishmael Houston-Jones is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator whose improvised dance and text work has been performed world-wide. In 1984 Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie Award” f...
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