Kolaborasi Workshops

Kolaborasi Project workshops aim to explore principles and stylistic elements from more than one cultural and technical background. The emphasis so far has been on exploring and integrating Western and Indonesian approaches to movement improvisation, focusing in particular on Skinner Releasing Technique (an approach developed in the USA by Joan Skinner) and Amerta Movement (developed in Java by Suprapto Suryodarmo).  These approaches together lend themselves to a deep exploration of movement patterns across cultures and art-forms, and of their patterns of thought, feeling and experience that underlie them.

Recent workshops include:

“Inside Out” workshop at Shotwell Studios, San Fancisco, USA on 1 February, 2009.  A workshop led by Sally E. Dean.  Insights into our cultural performance habits: integrating Javanese dance/theatre, somatic based movement, and physical theatre.
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"Inside and Outside" workshop at Padepokan Lemah Putih, Surakarta, Indonesia on.  11-17 February 2008.  A workshop led by Sally E. Dean combining Skinner Releasing Technique and Amerta Movement. Learn more

"Place, Space and In Between" workshop at Siobhan Davies Studios, London, UK as part of Independent Dance's Monday night series of improvisation classes.   Improvisation inspired by Indonesian research.
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"Introduction to Skinner Releasing Technique" workshop led by Sally E. Dean at Studio Banjarmili, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 2 - 5 August 2007 for Indonesian traditional dance and theatre artists, as part of "Bedhog Arts Festival" curated by Miroto Dance Company.

"Ritual Art into Performance" workshops at Toynbee Studios, London, UK in 2006 and 2007, curated by Sally E. Dean, as part of The Kolaborasi Project, for Suprapto Suryodarmo, founder of Amerta Movement approach and one of Indonesia's leading performing artists and teachers.  The latter workshop was accompanied by a lecture by Suprapto at the Indonesian Embassy in London, held in partnership with the Anglo-Indonesian Society.
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