Catching a Glimpse, Caroline Waters
|About masterclass: ||All levels. Drawing from music, movement and theatre practices, finding strategies to illuminate, examine and research the process and practicality of making work with others.
We will be working in a collaborative devised fashion, Looking at ways to generate material that can create skeletal frameworks to hang the material upon. Creating an atmosphere of experimentation, looking at the difference between found, arbitrary and imposed material. Gaining a sense of the relationship and co-existence of the two together.
This will happen via ideas/questions of image making, perception/states, mise en scene, rhythm, pace, working from inside out, tuning, excavating, witnessing, attempting to grapple with present tense; working with the awareness of ‘off’ and ‘on’ states. We will be working on scores that have been developed as a way of researching the inter-relationship of sound and movement, working with practice as the teacher, Finding words and describable images for the practice of playing together.
|About Caroline Waters: ||Caroline Waters is an Independent International Performance Artist and Arts Educator. Originally trained in Mime and Physical Theatre; she has constructed a body of work located in the use of improvisation in performance as a context for physical research. She trained with the likes of Steve Paxton, with whom she co founded Touchdown Dance, a company that works with sighted and non-sighted dancers, Simone Forti, Mary Fulkerson, Katie Duck, Kirstie Simson in the mid 80’s, and has been deeply influenced by the work of Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed.
Mainly drawing from Contact Improvisation and New Dance practices, Caroline teaches, performs and directs in various situations ranging from the performic to the therapeutic. Constantly traveling, she has constructed work in a variety of countries and contexts, often working in groups of mixed language, bodies and experience spanning the West – East coast of USA, across Europe, Eastern Europe bordering into Russia. She has developed work in Mexico and is currently collaborating with Artists from Japan and the Far East.
The work often focuses on collaboration and working with other Art forms and she is especially interested in working with musicians, video makers and writers. Often work is site based and she has experience with a range of non-theatre spaces as locus for performance. She has taught over the last 10 years as a visiting artist at Dartington College of Arts in the UK and has been a guest teacher at the former European Dance Development Center in Holland, The Bulgarian New University, Turku Academy Finland, University California Los Angeles, and for JKSD Slovenia.
She has a passion for festival organization and has been responsible for many International Improvisation Festivals in Europe, including ECITE, as well as being a curator at the CI25 contact birthday celebrations in Ohio USA. She has performed at various international Festivals including New York Impro Festival, Washington DC Festival, Frieburg Festival, Line Space Line Festival Los Angeles to name a few. She is a regular visiting artist in Budapest where she has supported the work of Eszter Gal, both as a teacher and co-organiser, as well as being part of a mixed ability performance group based in Budapest. Caroline has and continues to develop her own body of work internationally as a freelance improviser in performance, both as a dancer, teacher and musician.