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Charlie Morrissey

Charlie Morrissey
Charlie Morrissey is a performer, teacher, director and researcher. He trained at Dartington College of Arts in the England, and has been working in the UK and in many other countries around the world for 20 years. He creates large and small-scale site-specific and theatre and gallery based performance work in diverse contexts working with set and improvised materials.

His teaching is informed by ongoing and long-term collaborative working relationships with Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes and many others.

Charlie is part of the trio Moving Men with Jean-Hughes Miredin and Adrian Russi who have been teaching and performing together across Europe since 2007.

He co-organises a group called Movement 12 in Brighton – a group of dance artists who curate an international professional development programme for dance artists.

Charlie is currently performing his solo ON off, dancing in Siobhan Davies Dance in London. He is also an Associate Artist of South East Dance.

He has been practicing dance and Contact Improvisation for 20 years.
Intensive teachers   CI classes teachers   Special Workshops teachers
Charlie Morrissey Adrian Russi Eckhard Müller and Daniela Schwartz
Eckhard Müller & Daniela Schwartz Caroline Waters Ester Momblant-Ribas
Ilanit Tadmor Alexandra Bezrodnova Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas
Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas Elske Seidel Steve Batts
  Ilanit Tadmor  
  Jean-Hugues Miredin   
  Lior Ophir  
  Manuela Blanchard  
  Mike Vargas  
  Robert Anderson  
  Alexey & Anastasia Saevich  
  Alexander Girshon  
Charlie Morrissey

«Contact improvisation. As if it hadn’t been invented yet.»

About master-class:

This workshop explores the body and how it experiences movement in space.

We will explore ways in which we can listen to our experience in action. We will work solo and with a partner or partners looking at different ways in which we can tune ourselves to follow and ride our own and others movement.

The work will explore what happens when the body is in motion in relation to itself, to gravity, to the ground, to the space and to the bodies of others.

I’m calling it Contact Improvisation – As if it hadn’t been invented yet - because I’m interested in what happens when we don’t name something or have an idea of what it is before we start – and Contact Improvisation lends itself to this idea because it is in a constant process of being invented with each new dance. So this workshop asks what happens when we allow ourselves to be explorers – stepping out into the unknown with all the attention, alertness, anticipation and excitement that the act of exploration implies.

Within this exploration, we will look at specific exercises with new eyes and bodies. We will look at mass and momentum, falling, rolling, pouring, folding, unfolding, flying, falling, rising and riding the moment to moment dance that arises from setting our bodies and our imaginations in motion.

This workshop is for all those who are curious about movement.