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Austin Dance Improvisation Festival 2019

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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-Sunday) 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 www.lowerleft.org . 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.


Thursday 7:30 - 10:30 pm

Kicking off our festival with a Trion. What is a Trion? A trion is a localized excitation which consists of three charged quasiparticles. What? Local dancers sharing three different approaches to improvisational dance. We'll arrive together with Foundational Practices from Lower Left's body of work, lead by Kirsche Dickson and Andrea Marz. Move into connection with Contact Improvisation lead by Brandon Gondolez. Then wrap up the evening with Ecstatic Soul Sessions; Inquiry through movement by Mia E. Pem.


Friday 7:30 - 10:30 pm

MASTER CLASS - Lower Left


Saturday INTENSIVE

9 - 10:45 am 5Rhythms - Lisa DeLand

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


We look forward to moving with you at ADIF 2019!

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