Wednesday Morning Practice with Eric Geiger Event page photo by Lisa Wahlander, taken at Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles. For five consecutive Wednesdays (starting Feb 4 through March 4) Eric Geiger will guide an advanced level dance technique class. Each class is FREE! Special thanks to all at Malashock Dance for the very generous donation of their space. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Class Description: What if dance technique is a way of organizing, reorganizing, and disorganizing ourselves in order to arrive in our dancing? Each day we’ll begin with a Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement lesson to create space for sensation and time for feedback from ourselves. Then we’ll wildly move through space, mess with time, destabilize our habitual patterns and make room for risk taking and aliveness. We'll shake. Finally, we’ll dive into complex, multilayered dance phrases that create contexts for practicing simplicity and magnificence. Let’s value being in it together while simultaneously listening to our responsive/responsible selves. I'm committed to being with you and I trust that something exquisite will happen. Eric Geiger: I am a dancer. I also make dances and collaborate with other artists. Making connections within my whole self, and with others, helps me to navigate through, interact with, and attempt to make sense of the world around me. My values around performance and dance have been deeply influenced by my experiences in performing works by and collaborating with artists such as Bill T. Jones, William Forsythe, Stephen Petronio, Susan Marshall, Maguy Marin, Angelin Preljocaj, Nancy McCaleb, Sarah Shelton Mann, Deborah Hay, LIVE, Liam Clancy, Leslie Seiters, Jess Humphrey, and Anya Cloud. I’m the Co-Artistic Director of PADL West, a laboratory for performance, art, and dance, alongside Karen Schaffman. I also do my best to guide courses around what dance is and can be at UCSD as full-time faculty. I’m in my third year of training as a Feldenkrais Method practitioner. This work is helping me to better understand what the least amount of effort means as well as the idea of reversibility and re-direction in movement and multiple other contexts.
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