March 27th 2017 in Choreography by

Composing Improvisation

A reflection on Score 10 directed by Hannah Pickett

Over the last 6 months, I have been working with a collection of dancers and a musician to collaborate and create an improvised performance. My choreographic approach explores how an improvised performance naturally develops into a holistic piece of work. I want to develop a performance approach to dance improvisation, which examines how performers can instantly create …

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March 6th 2017 in Choreography by

Reflection on Score10

Feb/March 2017
After the January Score1o performance, I have analysed and reflected on the process so far. Here are my notes and feedback to my performers:
Performing when Exit
Being Selfish and Selfless
Moments can not be repeated but referenced
Go back to 20 minutes
Time for development
Breaking habits
Eyes on them
Contact
Falling to safety
Bigger space
Using whole space
Time on stage
Endurance
Beginnings
Music shifts
Rhythm – Finding it?
Repetition
Cohesion
Variation
Limit duets
Development curve
Unspoken common language
Awareness of overall
Instant ideas are the …

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November 18th 2016 in Teaching by

Reflection on Workshop

Written by Alice Smith
Hannah Pickett Workshop

During the session Hannah worked with improvisation and scores, she opened the session by presenting her current working focus: Self, Environment and Others and described these as a consideration of how you feel, where you are and who you’re with whilst you’re moving. This proved to be a beautifully effective way to generate movement in a short space …

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