Channeling Creativity with Lauren Beale
A facilitated creative laboratory for Choreographers
This class offers a time and place to explore and investigate yourself as an artist/choreographer. It will include, movement exploration, writing, discussion and composition/feedback on choreographic/creative work. The focus will be on taking risks, invigorating, inspiring, provoking, challenging and expanding choreographic sensibilities. Rather than focusing on producing a finished product, the focus will be on a process orientation geared towards each participant’s individual creative process and personal objectives for the experience.
Some of the inquiries the course will address:
- Why do we make dances?
- What inspires us? What moves us? What are our impulses? What are we drawn to? What are we saying?
- How can we get to know choreographic habits and patterns, and push at the boundaries of our comfort zone to allow for greater risk taking.
- How can we access and free up our creative channels in order to create work uncensored and unapologetically?
- How can we refine our choreographic choices to ensure for the expression of our work to come through clearly?
Although the idea is process orientation, we believe sharing work and receiving feedback is an important aspect of artistic creation, therefore the experience will culminate in an informal showing of works in progress generated from the 2 weeks (for an intimate audience invited by participants). Showing work is optional but encouraged. These showings will take place on Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m. in Studio 350 of the Irey Dance Wing on the CU campus and will be followed by Q&A and discussion.
To register for Channeling Creativity please visit our Registration Page.