The Bridge Project presents
2018 Fall Teaching Artist
November 3, 2018
Workshop 4-7 PM
Performance 8 PM
Location: Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama Street, San Francisco
WORKSHOP November 3, 4-7 PM
Labor, Structure, Desire
A conversation between language, movement and each other, this class invites dance makers, performers and individuals to explore the emotional and dynamic edges of rigorous physical states. How may our dancing be simultaneously political and abstract? Formal and spontaneous? Precise and kinky? Deriving inspiration from a variety of teachers and sources, we will use improvisation, repetitive movement and task-oriented structures to create dances that value immediacy, depth and complexity.
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PERFORMANCE November 3, 8 PM
Following the workshop, Kravas will perform material from a new on-going project called Solid Objects, a collaboration with visual artist Victoria Haven.
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About Heather Kravas
Heather Kravas is a choreographer and performing artist. Since 1995, she has investigated choreographic, improvisation and collaborative practices in contemporary dance to explore the limits of choreography as a form and her abilities as an artist. Combining recognizable traditions, tasks and somatic practices her dances grapple with structural idealism and uncontainable emotions. In a renunciation of the spectacular, she strives to illuminate actions such as labor, listening, concentration, failure and presence.
Kravas grew up in Pullman, Washington, where, under the tutelage of Deirdre Wilson, she studied classical ballet and the experimental theater theories of Jerzy Grotowski. Significant to her understanding of dance as a relevant and complex form are the many artists/teachers/colleagues she has been privileged to work with/for: Antonija Livingstone, DD Dorvillier, Dayna Hanson, Stephanie Skura, Marina Abramavic, Okkyung Lee, Yvonne Meier among many.
Ms. Kravas has received support from Creative Capial, the Doris Duke Impact Award, Foundation for Contemporary Art, MAP Fund, National Performance Network, Seattle Arts Commission, 4 Culture, f.u.s.e.d, Bossack-Heilbron Foundation, the Yard and Pact-Zollverein. Her choreography has been presented at venues including American Realness, Base, Chez Bushwick, The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project @ St.Markʼs Church, Fusebox Festival, The Kitchen, Movement Research @ Judson Church, On the Boards, Performance Space 122, Tonic and Velocity Dance Center as well as internationally.
Heather currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her family.
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