PRACTICING PERCEPTION with BRIGITTA WINKLER (BERLIN / NEW YORK)
June 12 to 16, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Studio 303, 372 Ste-Catherine West, Montreal QC, H3B 1A2, Canada
Open to all professional performers, pedagogues as well as to advanced Tango dancers
“Brigitta is a wonderful and insightful teacher, with a radical approach to tango” – Miriam Ginestier
Practicing Perception – mindful interactions for an intimate dance
Where do we most deeply meet one another? Co-creation explored through Body Mind Centering and Tango – a partnering dance with revolutionary potential. Drawing from several somatic practises (BMC, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique) and 30 years of teaching and performing dance theatre and Argentine Tango, Brigitta has devised effective and inspirational exercises to engage and encourage co-creation. Beginning with warm ups to stimulate inner space, the workshop will propose single, partnered and group compositions, as well as some Tango technique as a Body Mind language. These connected creativity explorations are useful tools for all body based disciplines including contemporary dance, theatre, and performance art.
About Brigitta Winkler
Brigitta Winkler is a curious woman. She has studied, explored, and lived tango, dance, and somatics for 30 years. One of the first people to study in Buenos Aires in the early 1980’s, she later contributed to the Berlin tango scene and opened a dance studio in 1986 with her partners. She studied Alexander technique with Elisabeth Molle in Berlin and completed the 4 year Body Mind Centering program with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Massachusetts, and she incorporates both techniques into her teaching. Brigitta is a founding member of Tango Mujer which received the NEFA (New England Foundation of the Arts) grant. They have toured all over the USA including at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She is a frequent teacher in Russia and since 1995 has taught all over North America with her home base split between New York City and Berlin.
Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.