Workshop with DANIEL BEAR DAVIS
March 16 & 17 | *1:00pm - 4:00pm
March 18 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
$135 regular, $108 pre-registered before MAR 1st *Extended*
W&M Physical Theatre, Centre for Movement Arts - Bay #9 4005 9 Street SE.
In this dance workshop we will draw from the latest understandings in anatomy, biomechanics, physics, and other related disciplines to offer an integrated movement training that seeks collaboration with the structures of our body. Through specific inquiry, observation, and practice, the body is re-patterned to unleash reflexive kinetic potential while reducing the risk of injury and repetitive strain. The intention is to re-train movement patterns for respectful coherence with our anatomical design, as inherited through thousands of years of evolution.
Classes are open to all levels. There will be a range of adaptations to proposed movement motifs so learning can be supported for beginners and seasoned dancers simultaneously. Collaboration with the underlying patterns of our design will benefit anyone who lives in a body.
Daniel has taught Contact Improvisation and Composition internationally since 2007 and has been teaching Axis Syllabus since 2013. Whether teaching physical skills or compositional practices, his intention is to foster tools for informed choice and increased possibility. He is currently full time faculty in the Theater, Film, and Media Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Daniel has performed in theatres, on submarines, desert rocks, construction scaffolding, and art galleries. He’s made pieces about dementia, war, heritage, identity. He cares about image, awe, and beauty. In creating a wide and rich acceptance of what it is to be human in a more-than-human world. He has been blessed with opportunities to perform with Guillermo Gomez Peña, Nita Little, Nancy Stark Smith, Live Art Installations, Felix Ruckert, Kira Kirsch, Erika Tsimbrovsky, Scott Wells, Krista DeNio and many other inspiring body/minds.