Dance for the Camera Workshop with Katrina McPherson
Sat 24 Nov | 13.00-17.00 & Sun 25 Nov | 9.00-17.00
To celebrate the publication of a new edition of her book, Making Video Dance (Routledge, September 2018), Katrina returns to Dance Base to teach a 2-day workshop in making dance for the screen. With the focus on using improvisation to develop dance for the camera, Katrina will lead the group through a mixture of movement-based, practical exercises, as well as more reflective viewing-based tasks, designed to encourage exploration, experimentation and awareness of the form. Open to participants of any ability or experience. Please bring a camera or phone for filming if you have one and wear clothes that you can move in.
Katrina McPherson is an award-winning screen dance artist whose practice is informed by her background in dance and video art, as well as her wide experience as a director of arts programmes for television. Katrina’s recent directing credits include the In Motion on-line series made with The Work Room Glasgow for BBC’s The Space and collaborative screen dance works such as we record ourselves, The Time It Takes and ground-breaking works such as Moment, and Pace. She is an experienced lecturer and workshop leader and has taught extensively worldwide.
Image from Paysages Mixtes/MIxed Landscapes (2017) by Katrina McPherson and Harold Rheaume. Photo: Brian Hartley