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IN STUDIO: Practice Sharing – Real Life Magic with Erin Hill

March 18, 2022— 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Fri.) 
$15-40 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Open to artists of all disciplines
Language: English and French
Capacity: 15 people
Practices related to Smoke and Mirrors presented at Tangente in March 2022 >

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CONTENT // In this workshop I will share practices and scores that I work with in life, in dream, in studio and in creating choreography. Some of their names are: Real Life Magic, Magnets, Telepathic Landscapes.

These practices are loose scores that focus on being in relation to others by emitting and receiving. Labyrinthine and relational, they involve language, voice, visualization, movement and maybe more. We will practice daydreaming together, feeling each others heat and imaginations from a distance, putting words to our thoughts & feelings and letting all this lead us into dancing together.

Rooted in corporeal capacities and curiosities for sensorial attunement, these practices amplify resonances between us humans, and the objects, spaces (walls, doorways, windows, fields, skies) and moments (daytime, night time, past & future) that spill out all around us.

ACCESSIBILITY// This workshop involves movement that is self-directed, the scores are suggestions and each participant is invited to manage their level of physical involvement to their own pleasure.

BIO // Erin Hill is a dance artist, performer, and writer. Through durational practices, she works with her body and life as a site of experimentation, noticing habits of perception and critically questioning from where these habits arise, as well as where they lead to. Hill’s research builds from a curiosity in cyclicity and notions of time. Working with ecological protagonists as dance partners, such as Sun, Clouds and Liquid Water, she invites their constraints and their teachings to guide her work.

Erin is an ardent collaborator with many playful and engaged artists, and as a writer has self-published “O” (an artist book, 2018), was Editor-in-Chief of “Moving Parts: Articulated Objects and Bodies in Performance” (CaféConcret, 2020) and contributes essays to other books. Erin currently makes home as a settler in the traditional gathering place Tiohtiá:ke, also known as Mooniyang, the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation.