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ADIF 2019 Saturday Intensive

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The High Road on Dawson

700 Dawson Road

Austin, TX 78704

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Our 2nd Austin Dance Improvisation Festival (ADIF) is HAPPENING February 21st-23rd (Thursday-Saturday) at The High Road on Dawson. Inspired by the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival (TDIF) www.tdif.dance and the desire to bring our diverse community of AUSTIN dancers together to explore, share and celebrate, ADIF is about developing our definition, awareness and skills of IMPROVISATION in the field of dance as art, dance as personal practice, dance as healing and dance as community/relational development.

Featuring one artist or group each year (last year we enjoyed the guidance and presence of Otis Cook), this year our featured artists are Lower Left Dance Collective.

Lower Left is dedicated to the spontaneous combustion inherent in the collaborative process, choosing to rely on the combined artistic vitality of its artists rather than the hierarchy of the traditional dance company. Following this collective model, both artistic and organizational aspects are centered around an openness and spontaneity that have become Lower Left’s trademark. Lower Left’s work deals with personal, social and political issues using original movement vocabulary that is created collaboratively as well as individually. The collective’s commitment to teaching aims to propel adventurous movers beyond their perceived ideas of dance and the creative process.
www.lowerleft.org

Lower Left members that will be present are;

Nina Martin

Nina Martin’s choreographic/improvisational works and master teaching have been presented in New York City, the US and abroad including Russia, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, and Japan. Performance credits include David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Martha Clarke, and Simone Forti, among others. Nina danced in the PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program which featured Steve Paxton and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z (NYC), New York Dance Intensive, and Lower Left and presently is a board member of Marfa Live Arts which hosts the March 2 Marfa Performance Labs and Dance Ranch Marfa workshops. After working 17 years in NYC she relocated to the West coast in 1994 where Martin's choreography and community activism earned her three Tommy awards and an Irvine Foundation Dancemakers Grant. While on the West Coast she was on faculty at UCLA's Department of World Art and Cultures. Martin has received funding for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts through six choreography fellowships, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Meet the Composer/ Choreographer Grant, Texas Commission on the Arts, and others. Martin received her MFA and recently completed her PhD at Texas Woman’s University. Her research theorized dance improvisation in performance as an emergent phenomena. Her article Ensemble Thinking: Compositional Strategies for Group Improvisation was published in the Contact Quarterly in Spring 2007. Her work is cited in Cynthia Cohen Bull’s (aka Novack) book Sharing the Dance, Composing While Dance by Melinda Buckwalter. As of Fall 2008, she joined the dance faculty at TCU School of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Her areas of teaching expertise are Contact Improvisation, Ensemble Improvisation (Ensemble Thinking), and Solo Improvisation (Articulating the Solo Body).
www.ninamartin.org

Margaret Paek

Margaret Sunghe Paek is a collaborative dance artist whose research engages in inclusionary methods and ensemble enterprises. She sees dance as a life practice and vice versa. As a performer, maker, educator, and community builder, she is deeply influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, Barbara Dilley, The Resident Artists/Dancing Mamas, and Uh Oh Trio with Dahlia Nayar and Loren Kiyoshi Dempster. Lower Left performance collective provides her creative foundation, and Lower Left’s work has been her artistic home since 2000. Her dance works have been presented in Mexico, Europe, and the US at venues including Tanzfabrik in Berlin, Germany, Judson Memorial Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, and the 2012 Whitney Museum Biennial in NYC. She has authored articles for learningtoloveDANCEmore and Contact Quarterly. Margaret has been on faculty at Movement Research, Marymount Manhattan and Manhattanville Colleges in NYC; taught at the Swedish Dance Alliance in Stockholm, Sweden; Kontakt Budapest in Hungary; and the International Contact Improvisation Festival in Freiburg, Germany. She runs monthly Open Jams, coordinates the Lawrence University Dance Series, and co-founded the Dance Network Alliance of Fox Cities. She is a board member of Marfa Live Arts, Renaissance School for the Arts, Makaroff Youth Ballet, and on Earthdance’s Contact Improvisation Committee. In 2015, Margaret moved from New York City to Appleton, Wisconsin to teach dance in the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University, and she loves it. www.margaretpaek.com

and affiliate member...

Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

Loren Kiyoshi Dempster uses a combination of cello, computer, electronics, composition, improvisation, notated scores, and world music influences to create and perform music. He is deeply interested in the relationships between movement, space, and sound, and has created and performed music with many collaborators, including Merce Cunningham Dance Co., Lower Left, Trio Tritticali, Harrison Atelier, Chris Ferris, projectLIMB, Dahlia Nayar, and Margaret Paek. Recently moved to Appleton, WI from Queens, NY, Dempster has taught as a guest artist at Renaissance High School for the Arts, and has performed at Wriston Art Gallery, Science Atrium, and Esch Studio at Lawrence University.
www.lorendempster.com

Saturday 9 am - 11:30 pm
Full Day INTENSIVE

9 - 10:45 am
5Rhythms - Lisa DeLand - Certified 5Rhythms Teacher
"I believe in the power of movement to change a mood, a pattern, a life, the world. For me, the movement language of the 5Rhythms transcends limitations and invites the body, heart, mind, soul, and spirit to soar into realms of unfettered possibility. I am deeply grateful to Gabrielle Roth, who lived the 5Rhythms into being and everyone who has shared this path with me...and to those who will."
https://dancingfirelizards.com

10:45 - 11:15 break with snack

11:15 - 2 pm Lower Left Master Class

2 - 3:30 Lunch

3:30 - 6:30 pm Lower Left Master Class

6:30 - 8 pm Dinner

8 pm - 11:30 pm Performance directed and performed by Lower Left involving Intensive participants and opening into a Dance Jam


Sunday 1 - 3:30 pm
Q & A Potluck and “Integration Feast” - location TBA

To register for the Full ADIF 2019
Austin Dance Improvisation Festival 2019
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