Somatic Costumes into Improvisation and Performance

Sally Dean
Workshops Sat-Sun, Mar 9-10, 10am-5pm; Showcase Sun, Mar 17, 5:30pm
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Wear, move and create in somatic costumes that generate specific body-mind experiences.

Balloon Spines, Feather-Fingers, Heart-Protectors and more, will heighten kinesthetic awareness, fuel creativity and imagination into subtle and wild improvisations—culminating in an optional performance showing on Sunday, March 17th.

Participants may take either the Saturday workshop only, or participate in the workshop and performance-making process (Sat- Sun, Mar 9-10) to include receiving studio time during the week of the festival to develop their performance, as well as artistic feedback from Sally Dean.

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Free RSVP to the Performance Showing >>

‘Boundary costumes’ during workshop at Jazar Artist Residency, Pamplona, Spain, 2014. Film still by Maddi Barber. Costumes designed in collaboration between Sally E Dean, Sandra Arroniz Lacunza and Marta Jiménez Salcedo

About Sally Dean

Sally E. Dean (USA/UK) based in London, is an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer, teacher and writer with over 20 years experience in university, professional and community settings across Europe, Asia and the USA. Her teaching and performance work is informed by somatic-based practices, her cross-cultural projects in Asia and her background in dance/theatre – integrating site, costume and object. Sally teaches nationally and internationally to include most recently at Oslo National Academy of Arts (Norway), ImpulsTanz (Austria), International MASQUE Festival (Finland), Central School of Speech and Drama (UK), and London College of Fashion. Her work has been supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council. Since 2011, Sally leads the ‘Somatic Movement, Costume & Performance Project’, designing costumes that elicit specific psycho-physical experiences – leading to international performances, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, films and publications.  She is an MPhil candidate at Royal Holloway University (Drama,Theatre & Dance department), London.

Somatic Costumes into Improvisation and Performance is part of To Be Free: CounterPulse Festival 2019


March 9, 2019
March 17, 2019
$50 - $100