Dance Spell: incorporating ritual into choreographic practice @ Studio Current, Seattle [from 4 to 16 January]

Dance Spell: incorporating ritual into choreographic practice

4 - 16
15:30 - 20:00

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Studio Current
1100 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122
Dance Spell is a creative process workshop incorporating ritual into choreographic practice.

Inspired by research Marissa did for her work 'tobeloved' this workshop leads dancers, actors, writers and others in using basic traditional and contemporary folk magic concepts as a choreographic tool to create movement compositions that are one part art, one part magic and one part self administered therapy.

Works created in this way are meant to have value both as performance to be observed and also as ritual with the intention to actualize a personal goal or development.

This workshop may also be helpful to people in transitional times, aiding in processing, healing and intention setting.

Cost: «Pay What You Will» Suggested gift $100 for all 4 days.
Drop in possible on the first 3 days, suggested $30 to drop in.
Half price for Studio Current residents

Reserve your spot today! Make a payment through Paypal to [email protected] than stay tuned for an informative email.

Marissa Rae Niederhauser is an American artist living in Berlin making body based work in dance, film, performance and installation.With special interest in self-invented rituals, percussive sounds and the psychological and neurological systems’ influence on the performative body her work is taut, atmospheric and mystical, with an underlining sexuality that is not necessarily titillating or easily appropriated. While only rarely overtly political, her work is always created through the lens of feminist analysis. She is greatly influenced by the environments that she travels to and lives in and her work reflects a sense of permanent displacement. She has a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Her live works have been presented at On the Boards, Seattle Art Museum, Velocity Dance Center, Henry Art Gallery, and Seattle University in Seattle, WA and at Judson Memorial Church, The Chocolate Factory and Ideas City Street Festival in NY, NY and at FECK:ART and Lucy Guerrin Inc in Melbourne, AU as well as Ada Studio, Lake Studios Berlin, K77 Haus and Takt in Berlin, GE. Her films have screened internationally including at Seattle International Film Festival (USA), Cinedans (NL), AAS (JP) Napolidanza, (IT) and Sao Carlos Videodance Festival (BR) among others. Her short film ‘Your Chevrolet’ (2016) was awarded Second Prize and Cinema Prize in Choreographic Captures/Joint Adventures 2015, Munich (GE). She was a 2016 AIR at Studio Current Seattle, WA, 2012 The Field NYC Artward Bound Resident at Earthdance (Plainsfield, MA-USA) and a 2011 Summer Dreaming Resident (NY, NY- USA) a 2010 resident artist at Space Available (WA-USA) and a 2009 Flight Deck Resident at Open Flight Studio (WA-USA). She was a 2012 Artist Trust (WA-USA) award winner, a 2011 Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture (WA-USA) Individual Projects award winner and a 2008 and 2010 4Culture (WA-USA) grantee. She has received additional support from Kodak and The Northwest Film Forum.
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