Choreographic surgeries with Angus Balbernie

Arts Practice | Event: 14.10.2017—17.10.2017

1-2-1  Choreographic Surgeries Saturday 14th and Tuesday 17th October

As part of our Arts Practice programme, we are offering TWR members the opportunity of a one-to-one surgery with Angus Balbernie. These sessions will focus on choreographic practice with the chance to talk through your work, get feedback from Angus and discuss any particular challenges you may be facing in your work

We have 2-hour one-to-one surgeries available on Saturday 14th and Tuesday 17th October. If you are interested in booking a session, please email Sara@theworkroom.org.uk with some information about the work that you would be interested in focusing on.

Describing his approach, Angus says:

‘I'm as interested in the multi-layered active processes of choreography and composition as much as in the products. In how a maker shapes their imagination in space and time, and deals with, and values, their creative work each day. Exploring how material is imagined, created, designed and moved from personal to cultural meaning is an interface between imagination, embodiment, compositional forms and questions of cultural embedding. By exploring the specifics and models that moving, composing, editing and directing combine in, maybe good work emerges?

I see choreography as a way of spending time in inscribed space, working tensions between constancy and change. So, the shift is now to dig deeper into exploring these artistic, creative and economic tensions between process and product, and question who still makes those decisions? In an ever-more over subscribed dance economy, how does an artist find on-going value for their work both within and outwith production, and in their on-going process?’

More about Angus:

Angus works in choreography, improvisation and movement-based performance work as both a director/maker, and performer, and as a teaching artist and lecturer. Over the last 35+ years, he has made around 85 performance pieces, taught, directed and performed across Europe, North & South America, Canada and Asia.

He has worked extensively within higher education including being on the faculties of the European Dance Development Centre and artEZ Arnhem, the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Dartington College of Arts and  Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Now living in Provence in the South of France, he continues to make commissioned work, teaches workshops and choreography/ composition classes, is visiting professor of choreography at LEM in Buenos Aires, and an associate lecturer at Falmouth University College. His main focus is in how choreographic and movement material can be created, structured, focused and directed by each different artist in relation to both artistic vision and economic realities.