The Group Motion Workshop
Collective Dance Making in the Moment – A Creative Practice
“The Group Motion Workshop is a two hour long, non-stop guided process of dance/movement improvisation with live music. Based on structures and scores created and developed by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck, the workshop combines highly refined structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance. It is an outgrowth of their work with the Group Motion Dance Company originated in 1971, and has been conducted regularly every friday night in Philadelphia for over forty years, touring to festivals, dance centers, colleges and schools in the US and other countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, Bermuda and Barbados.
This tradition is now being implemented and carried on by Berlin based teachers Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss, and performing artist and leading Group Motion Workshop facilitator/teacher (since 2010) Laina Fischbeck from Rennes, France. An ensemble of musicians supports this interactive space with live improvised acoustic and electronic music.
The overlap of participants from different backgrounds and of different ages, ads a powerful dimension of mutual learning and exchange of movement information and encourages the integration of body, mind and spirit.”
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