Dance Improvisation and Composition Workshop:
Play Practice Research
with Abhilash Ningappa
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 20 and 21, 2015
9-12 noon Tuesday and 7:30-10:00 pm Wednesday @CRIPA, Kalabhumi
The Workshop will focus on Improvisation, working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of kalari payattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the space and the people around.
For registration contact: Jill at 9486416173, (0413) 2622-840 or www.playpractice.in
Abilash Ningappa organises Play Practice Apprenticeship program, Goa Scholarship Program, Improjunction Scholarship Program, as well as residencies for artists who are visiting India as well as young artists from India.
He worked with choreographers such as Constanza macras in “Back to the present” and ” The past” , Katie Ducks Improvisation performances, Tania Carvalho In “Icosahedron”, Rex levitates Dance Company (Ireland). “Bodies in urban spaces” by Willie Dorner, Reinhild Hoffman in ” Pro Choreo Laboratory”, Ka fai in ” what i think about when i think about dancing” and Nuni Lazaga “To dream or not to dream”
His choreography work involves “Architect of self destruction” performed in Ibiza movement and performance Festival, ” No Speaking Solo” Performed in Isadora Festival in Russia, “Too far east is west” duet performance with Carla Guida Johnson, “Disposable Heroes” with Bangalore Dance Collective, “Troubled Duet” in Bangalore international dance festival, He presented a lecture performance called ‘Life Unedited” and performed 15 solos choreographed by all participant choreographers called “15 pieces ” concept by Daniel kok, in the frame of an exchange program called “Point to point” by Asia Europe Dance Forum supported by Asian Europe foundation,”Lets Make Up India” in Zurich
TEACHING: Improvisation and Composition
His Workshop is focused on Improvisation working on fundamentals like breath, speed and energy, involving the core structure of the body influenced by different methods of kalari payattu and other martial arts combined, focusing mainly on dancers relationship with the space and the people around.
The practice is about identifying our way of expressing into certain situations like a moment of confrontation, dealing ,accepting and mainly reacting. Inventing a score to create an incident and let the body react and mind follows and other way around. Using senses to provoke emotions created through incidents. Identifying the space filled with accumulated information through movement and research.
We experience reaction through various tasks and scores, to disengage mind from body and observing the reaction of body, recollecting or replaying the incident and to identify it with a new perspective, the new is nothing but a combination of various memories played in different time and space which is changing and passing every moment. Bringing feeling and letting the body occupy and transfer, letting it pass in order to give space for the next incident. Running from incident to incident, going through different emotional state, identifying the presence and absence, and identifying the state of mind and body through these different emotional state.