OCT 6 ║Spacious Collaboration—Workshop with Melinda Ring & Renée Archibald

Saturday October 6
1-4pm at FLOCK Dance Center

In the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Ave. || Studio 4
$15-$20 sliding scale at the door
$25 for workshop plus Oct. 5-6 performance HERE

Spacious Collaboration
In this workshop, we will attune ourselves to the known and unknown properties of the space, then move towards individual improvisation with the space in mind. Finally, we will work in collaboration with partners to build on each other’s ideas. This workshop is open to all movers interested in improvisation and collaboration.

See Melinda and Renée’s performance Shiny Angles in Angular Time Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at 8pm at Performance Works NW.

Buy a TICKET in advance, $25 for the workshop + performance!



Melinda Ring, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, CA, has lived and worked in New York since 2001. She creates dances, performance pieces, videos and installations. Forgetful Snow (2014), her last project, was commissioned and presented by The Kitchen, NY and The Box, Los Angeles, and documented by Contact Quarterly in Chapbook 6, Forgetful Snow. Current work in-progress has been supported by Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, Whitman College, Gibney Dance Center (DiP 2016) and Movement Research (AIR 2014-2016). She has developed programing as an artist-curator for Danspace Project. Educated Bennington College (MFA) and University of California, Los Angeles (BA); Critic in sculpture, Yale School of Art, 2014 – present; visiting Lecturer in Dance, UCLA, Spring 2016 (Movement Research exchange program). Ring is a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist awardee and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.

Renée Archibald is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher privileging movement as both material and structure in dancemaking. Archibald earned an MFA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed throughout New York City, the United States, and internationally with independent artists including Christopher Williams, Ann Liv Young, Joshua Bissett, Nina Winthrop, and Rebecca Lazier. Her choreographic work has been presented at NYC venues including The Brooklyn Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, and The Kitchen. She has received choreographic residencies through the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Movement Research, and Yaddo and has taught at Barnard College, University of Illinois, the Yard, and White Mountain Summer Dance Festival. Currently residing in Walla Walla, WA, Archibald is the first professor of dance at Whitman College.

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