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The Art of Movement | Dance Workshop
4 January @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This event is presented entirely in English.
Push the boundaries of your creativity… Explore how your body can move using art as your stimulus!
Learn how to move the lines, hold the spaces, and shimmer the colours within the displayed artworks in this exploratory movement workshop. Discover how to dance the inherent emotion in every brushstroke with clear guidance along the way. You will be guided how to interpret visual stimulus into your body and create new movement patterns you didn’t know were inside you! A little dance will be created that is individual to you by the end of the session.
No dance experience required, however an expectation of a good level of fitness is expected – expect to get hot and sweaty. Please wear trousers / leggings (no dresses / skirts) and ensure you wear loose, comfortable clothing. The session will be facilitated barefoot. Please bring a bottle of water and a towel.
Event suitable for ages 12+.
ABOUT YVONNE KOWER
Yvonne is a dance graduate from the Laban Centre London, LISPA, UMCS Poland (Folklore), and has trained with theatre practitioners from Gardzienice, Song of the Goat Theatre, and Teatr Zar.
For over 30 years Yvonne has trained actors, dancers and gymnasts, curated video and dance festivals, and works as an actor. Awarded the Master of Art from UNSW in video dance, her work has been televised, won awards, and she has presented at conferences nationally and overseas.
Her passion for folklore started started with Polish dancing classes at a young age with the Polish Folkloric Ensemble “Syrenka”, whereby she returned many years later as its Artistic Director, expanding its repertory and its authentic imported costume collection. She has also facilitated voice and choreographic workshops for a number of other Polish folkloric ensembles throughout Australia.
As part of her dance research, Yvonne has visited many ethnographic museums throughout Poland, and studied with ethnochoreographers in their home villages, where they shared the detailed history of embroidery and costuming in their personal collections. The geometric, intricate and colourful patterning has stimulated her to create folk inspired artworks that have a regular rhythm at its core.