SEEd Workshop

SEEd Workshop:
Improvisation – Alexander Technique, Live Music

Saturday 20 October 1pm – 4pm & 5pm – 8pm
Sunday 21 October 11am – 2pm

 

Workshop Price: £60 / £50 (cons & CDS members)
Some single session places available

Private Alexander Lesson: £30
Workshop + Private Lesson Bundle: £80 / £70

Please email contact@georgiapaizi.com to book your place.

 

It has almost been a year since SEEd was offered as a workshop at Chisenhale Dance Space last November. Since then we have been to DOCK11 (Berlin), AVGO (Thessalonika), Tsak Bam (Aegina), and Music Village 2018 (Pelion).The SEEd project is happing with the kind support of CDS and the Allotment Fund.  Join us for new and returning material on Alexander Technique into Dance Improvisation Practice. More information here.

The SEEd project is a shared improvisation practice, an ongoing (2015-today) collaboration between AT practitioners, dance-artist Georgia Paizi & musician Thodoris Ziarkas, inspired by the poetic literalism of the human body, the physiology of plants, the patterns of nature, and the orbits in our galaxy… Mapping the overlapping landscapes of movement & music improvisation, the SEEd workshops involve AT principles, experiential anatomy imagery, materials from the field of somatic education, as well as materials from the Judson Church legacy.

Verbal instructions, subtle gestures, poetic imagery, props and anatomical models, live music, scores – the SEEd workshops include improvisation sessions that are talked through in real time, hands-on work in partners, private sessions, as well as scores for responsive choreography between the soundscape and the moving landscape in duets, solos, and groups, that investigate the shared auditory experience of being seen.

 
The SEEd project is happing with the kind support of CDS and the Allotment Fund.

 


About the Facilitator:

GEORGIA PAIZI is a dance-artist and Alexander Technique teacher, working in Athens, London and Berlin. Georgia studied dance with the Independent Dance (MA Creative Practice – Dance Professional Practice, Trinity Laban – ID), trained as an AT teacher (mSTAT, LCATT), and studied anatomy & physiology (College of Cranial-Sacral Therapy) in London, as well as Spatial Theory (MA Spatial Design, Sch. of Architecture, NTUA) and scenography (BA Theatre Studies, Pa.Pel) in Greece. Georgia practices the Alexander Technique, as well as Skinner Releasing Technique, BMC, CI, AM and a number of other pedagogies and approaches to movement informed by New Dance and somatic education, since 2005, with more than 60 inspiring teachers in EU and NY. Her current research explores improvisation as bare technique, and the shared auditory experience of being seen, working with metaphor, notation, and site-responsive practice.
 
THODORIS ZIARKAS is an improviser, double bassist and composer born in Rhodes, Greece. Currently based in London, Thodoris is mainly involved with jazz, improvisation and folk music from around the world. Thodoris is a teacher of the Alexander Technique (LCATT, London). Main projects: Valia Calda, solo, London Improvisers Orchestra, Clapton Sessions, COT, Esquivo, Bonnendis, Stamou/Chytiris/Ziarkas, AMAN!, SEEd. Collaborations include: Alan Wilkinson, Anna Homler, James Allsopp, Steve Beresford, Maggy Nichols, Beibei Wang, Adam Bohman, Sharon Gal, Michalis Kouloumis, Takatsuna Mukai, Tim Giles, Julie Kjær, Orphy Robinson, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Alex Bonney, Sue Lynch, Gareth Lockrane, Roman Gomez, Blam, No Clear Mind, Talia, Circuit, Daemonia Nymphe, Manos Achalinotopoulos, Electric Litany, Mimika Ensemble, Dimitri Vasilakis, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Olcay Bayir, Kourelou.