slowdanger physical integration (SPI)

Thu. Aug 23, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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$10.00 - $40.00
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$10.00 - $40.00
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with Taylor Knight & Anna Thompson of slowdanger

Date: Thursday, August 23
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Theater, Hamburg Studio Theater
Experience: Open to all
Price: Pay What You Wish (What is Pay What You Wish?)

Anna slowdanger & Taylor slowdanger's 'SPI' is an explorational movement experience accompanied by an evolving sound score. Inspired by their studies in somatic practices, BodyMindCentering, Laban Movement Analysis, Movement Theater, Corporeal Mime, improvisational methodologies and compositional studies, slowdanger guides participants to investigate non-verbal processing mechanisms through movement, groove, and sensory stimulus.

SPI is designed as an open-level practice. It challenges participants to explore connections to body, sound, and their environment. These connections are used to play, investigate, and regenerate.

Q&A with slowdanger

"​Coming to your class is like a moving meditation. I get in touch with my body, my creative intuition, my surroundings and my relation to others. Time isn't real during Slowdanger class - and I always leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and affirmed."
   –Ru Emmons

About Your Instructors

slowdanger performs above PGHPride June 2016
slowdanger performs above PGHPride June 2016

Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson are Co-Founding Artistic Directors of slowdanger, a multidisciplinary performance duo based in Pittsburgh PA. Their work fuses sound and movement into an elusive, but illustrative combination of improvised contemporary and postmodern dance frameworks, found material, electronic instrumentation, vocalization, physiological centering and ontological examination. slowdanger uses performance as ritual practice to delve into patterns of the circular rhythm of life. Within this process, they use collected field recordings, writings, found objects and performative structures to create their episodic body of work, ‘the memory series’. With each work that is put forth, a deeper understanding is found through the practice of making. slowdanger generates a thickness of memory through filtering veiled remembrances until they are distilled to their simplest form. Repurposing their own product so it remains constantly in process. This ever evolving process is akin to the construction zone where inspiration was drawn for the name, slowdanger. Breaking ground to build upon the demolished surface using old structures to a innovate a new concept or construction. From directing music videos to scoring a play, slowdanger transforms its shape to adapt to a variety of different containers. slowdanger’s performance work has been featured across the states in venues ranging from proscenium theater settings and galleries to nightclubs and dive bars. Anna/Taylor have created with Bill Shannon, MICHIYAYA Dance, Gia Cacalano, Jasmine Hearn, Maree Remalia|merrygogo, Beth Corning, Mark C. Thompson, The Pillow Project|Pearlann Porter, Jil Stifel, and Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson (s+vois). Their work has been seen at the VIA festival, The Andy Warhol Museum, Kahlon, theCURRENTSESSIONS, Honcho (PGH), The Pittsburgh Biennial, BAAD, Triskelion Arts, The New Hazlett Theater, and Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's NewMoves Contemporary Dance Festival. They have facilitated workshops at Middlebury College, Point Park University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Anna and Taylor alongside David Bernabo are curators of Lightlab Performance Series, a platform for experimental performance.

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City Theatre 1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203