imPROject - - - - Ongoing Improvisation Research
The observations and practices that were written down in the course of the artistic and educational project playforPLACE in 17 cities all over the world, get systematized in the imPROject.
This takes the form of a model workshop that focuses on the way that the playful structures interfere with the artistic result, enrich it and finally shape it. ImPROject aims to provide a space for the moulding and finally the shaping of a new improvisation method.
The program focuses on the exploration of strategies of instantaneous creation of kinesiology/ somatic material, composition and performance. The playful body will converse with the moving body and the properties of play will constitute the pretext and the frame for developing and applying the tools of improvisation to the act of dancing. It also focuses on the exploration of ways through which the performers can enrich and strengthen their performing and kinesiological vocabulary, stimulate their creativity and imagination, trust their choices with clarity, focus, and free their potential artistic capabilities.
The work, through the experience of a frame where strict rules coexist and converse with the freedom of expression, as a game of rules, offers the opportunity for grasping, but also training in the process of improvised decision-making.
First phase of the program, that was provided free of charge for the participants, will took place in October 2018 (24/9-14/10/2018), in Duncan Dance Research Center.
With the kind support of The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation and the I. & R.Duncan Dance Research Center.