This 8 class intensive workshop for dancers, musicians, actors and performance artists will explore movement, sound, image and text through entering into the physiology of different fluid states that the body holds as vibration and inner musicality. We will play with amplifying resonation, tone and sound currents in solo as well as improvising ensemble scores to create a symphony of improvised movement, sound and words. Each class will focus on specific musicalities through listening within and without, using natural sounds and recorded music.
These studies are based on K.J.’s decades of studies, teachings and performing of different somatic, sonic and sensory modalities.
Students must commit to the full workshop.
K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based danceartist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. She has collaborated extensively with Julie Carr, Simone ForI, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Image Lab, Steve Paxton; has performed in the work of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Xavier Le Roy, Lance Gries, Mark
Dendy, Melinda Ring, Karinne Keithley Syers, among many others; performs in Matthew Barney’s new film Redoubt; collaborates with drummer Jeremy Carlstedt in L.I.P. (Love Is Power, MLKjr.); teaches at NYU/ETW, Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence College and Movement Research; studied at the School for Body Mind Centering(r) (1995-99), graduated William Esper Studio (Meisner acting with master teacher Terry
Knickerbocker 2008-09) and Satya Yoga (with Sondra Loring, 2006 - 07) and is currently becoming an Ayurvedic practitioner (Ayurveda’s World). K.J. is devising a new piece titled 900 Bees Are Humming, a multi disciplinary work exploring death, life and transformation. Her work has been presented by many venues including The Chocolate Factory, PS122, Danspace Project, Mana Contemporary Chicago, The Belfry, Chashama, Dixon Place.