The SEED // intensive workshop
dance improvisation – Alexander Technique – live music
Facilitated by Georgia Paizi & Theodoris Ziarkas
Monday 27 November – Friday 01 December
Week Long Workshop: £40 general admission, £30 concessions
Week Long Workshop & Private session bundle £60 general admission , £50 concessions
Private session only £30*
We encourage people to take the whole week, but some single-day places are available (£8/day) – please contact Georgia on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The SEED project is an ongoing collaboration (often adopting new names and taking new trajectories) between AT practitioners, dance-artist Georgia Paizi & musician Thodoris Ziarkas, inspired by the poetic literalism of the human body. Mapping the overlapping landscapes of movement & music improvisation, the SEED sessions involve improvisation dance practice (guided through anatomical imagery and AT principles), hands-on work in partners, and scores for improvisation and choreography.
In this 5day intensive we are going to investigate improvisation as bare technique, working with the Alexander Technique principles, anatomical imagery, metaphor, and site-responsive practice (tropism), towards psychophysical unity and effortless emergence of movement, embodied awareness in the performing condition and the shared auditory experience of being seen. Some of the experiential anatomy materials will be informed by Georgia’s recent explorations at the College of Cranial Sacral Therapy (Anatomy – Physiology – Pathology, CCST foundation course), while the week’s concluding choreographic score shall have a responsive quality inspired by Authentic Movement.
*During the intensive Georgia will be also offering one-on-one Alexander Technique sessions in Chisenhale Dance Space upon appointment.
GEORGIA PAIZI is a dance artist and seasonal artisan, working within the interlocks of movement, artefact & text. Currently based in London/UK & Athens/GR, Georgia makes, writes, and teaches dance, the Alexander Technique, and experiential anatomy. Georgia is an artist member of Chisenhale Dance Space, and a teacher member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. She studied dance with the Independent Dance (MA Creative Practice – Dance Professional Practice, Gill Clarke Bursary), trained as an Alexander Technique teacher (mSTAT, LCATT), and studied anatomy & physiology (BCOM/CCST) in London, as well as architecture theory (MA Architecture & Spatial Design, NTUA) and scenography (BA Theatre Studies, UoP) in Greece.
THODORIS ZIARKAS is a double bassist and composer involved in jazz, improvisation & folk music, in his last year of training as an Alexander Technique teacher (LCATT, London). Thodoris plays since the age of ten, including the lyra, electric base & double base. Thodoris studied Jazz at Middlesex University (BA) with Chris Batchelor, Nikki Iles, Stuart Hall, Rob Townsend, and Riaan Vosloo. As well as leading his own quintet, Valia Calda, his collaborations in U.K and Europe include the London Improvisers Orchestra, Blam! Quartet, Michalis Kouloumis, No Clear Mind, and Olcay Bahir.
This project is supported by the Allotment Fund at Chisenhale Dance Space.