Sunday May 21, 2-6pm
PADL West presents a workshop with internationally renowned dance artist Jeanine Durning
UCSD, Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 9209
Sunday May 21, 2-6pm
$40-$75 sliding scale
doing being being doing
The idea is not the thing. Each of us is an ever-shifting complex of radically divergent memories, desires, impulses and perceptions. This is a lab for cultivating multiple considerations on multiple levels, put into conscious action and practice. Based on the practice I call nonstopping, we'll work to deepen attention to subconscious thoughts, feelings and perceptions, coming to form and action, namely through a circular series of nonstop moving, speaking and writing. This is a practice that potentially brings us closer to understanding and being comfortable with the inherent, compositional structures of our thinking (eclectic, idiosyncratic, and often paradoxical) which materialize directly and become visible in our actions, behaviors, and communications, as well as in our performance choices, compositions and choreographies. Nonstopping works with uncensoring movement and speech as radical acts of being/doing, while sharpening attention to the specificity of a continuous present. We'll work as a group, in pairs, and solo. All levels, all people, all disciplines are welcome. Please just bring your basic, unfiltered desire to move, a willingness to articulate uncensored thought, and a pen and notebook.
Jeanine Durning (NY) is an artist working in dance and performance. Her choreography has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” In NYC, her work has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, and Danspace Project. Her most recent research is based on a practice she calls nonstopping - her solo inging (based on nonstop speaking) and the group work To Being (based on nonstop moving). Durning has performed inging more than 40 times across the US, in Europe and Canada. Her work has received support from The Alpert Award for Choreography, The New York Foundation for the Arts, a Movement Research Artist in Residence/NYC, a Dance in Process Residency through Gibney Dance/NYC, a Viola Farber Residency through Sarah Lawrence College, and an upcoming residency through the Rauschenberg Foundation. She is often commissioned to create original work, and since 2002 has created over twenty works for performers and companies. Jeanine has had the privilege over the years to collaborate with and perform the works of many choreographers including Deborah Hay, with whom she has worked on and off since 2005. Durning has a dedicated teaching practice and has been guest faculty at, for example, SNDO/Amsterdam, HZT/Berlin, Movement Research, Tisch/NYU, New School/Lang College, and WAC/UCLA.
PADL West would like to express our gratitude for the communities of Movement Research in NYC, UCLA's Department of World Arts and Culture, and Los Angeles Performance Practice, for generously bringing Jeanine to the west coast.