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[Virtual] Reimagining the illusion of a stable world: a dancer's lab on composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Lisa Nelson

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12:30pm – 2:00pm
January 16, 2023
$60–$100
  • Pre-registration is required. Participants must register for the full workshop.
  • This workshop includes auditive guidance.
  • Automated Closed Captioning through Zoom is available.
  • For general access questions, contact [email protected], subject line "MELT, Lisa Nelson."

This is a [Virtual] MELT workshop
happening online via Zoom

This workshop is at capacity.

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Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.
Participants must register for the full workshop.


Workshop Description:

Reimagining the illusion of a stable world
a dancer's lab on composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Composition, as in perception, organization, pattern, image.
Communication, as in touching and being touched by the (inner-outer) environment
Imagination, as in: how does your body build an image?

Focusing on movement patterns of vision, touch, and hearing, Tuning Score practices reach into one's body's ways of organizing sensation and attention. How do each of us sense and make sense of movement?

While innate patterns of our sense organs are programmed to detect stability and change moment by moment, we layer on filters of attention throughout our lives, particularly in our early years, building new sensing/movement patterns that help us survive our cultural environment. We make choices from this pallette.

What happens when we alter these habitual patterns and filters while moving and observing...anything?

In these few short sessions, I'll offer explorations and questions that I've found can be practiced anywhere all day long. Giving time to experience how these patterns predetermine what we perceive, how they direct our desire and shape our interaction with our environment, how they inform what we imagine when we are attending to anything, how they affect our appetites for movement, stillness, and dancing, how they can be building blocks for cultivating a personal technique and choreographic vision.

And, at the least (since the above seems very ambitious), how they can change through play with their movement component, cutting the imagination loose.

[Image Description: Standing before an vibrant blue sky, someone stands bent over perpendicular to their hips with their hands clasped behind them. They wear a black one piece bathing suit.]

Accessibility Notes:

- This workshop includes auditive guidance.
- Automated Closed Captioning through Zoom is available.

To request ASL (American Sign Language), contact [email protected] at least two (2) weeks prior to the workshop start date, subject line "MELT, ASL request, Lisa Nelson."

To request Audio Description, contact [email protected] at least three (3) weeks prior to the workshop start date, subject line "MELT, Audio Description request, Lisa Nelson."

For general access questions, contact [email protected], subject line "MELT, Lisa Nelson."

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Lisa Nelson: player of Tuning Scores, explorer of the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement, choreographer, improvisational performer, learner. She is intrigued by dance behaviors, systems of transmission and translat...
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