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Wednesday English@America House

Speaking and Listening with the Body

This introductory level movement workshop will focus on listening and speaking with sensitivity. What do we notice? Where does our attention go? How can we direct our focus to bring nuance and clarity of intention to our actions, while also remaining open to the possibility of not knowing how something will go? Moving from a gentle, full-bodied warm-up into heightened awareness of the body as an articulate instrument of motion, we will work individually, in pairs, and as a group. NO prior movement or dance experience is necessary. This session will be led by New York City-based dancer, choreographer and professor of dance, Peter Kyle who is visiting Kyiv on a Fulbright Specialist grant, hosted by the National University of Life & Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.

Peter Kyle is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance, based in New York City. He toured internationally as a soloist with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance, and also performed in the companies of Mark Morris, Erick Hawkins, Gina Gibney, Laura Glenn, and the theater company P3/east, among others. He is a faculty member at Bard, Sarah Lawrence, and Marymount Manhattan colleges. He teaches annual workshops at Bearnstow on Parker Pond, is co-director of Sansori Young Creatives, an education start-up, and he has led creative residencies, choreographic projects and other workshops internationally, in Scotland, Norway, Germany, Poland, Cyprus, Mexico, and China. PKD has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and throughout NYC. Kyle’s Tiny Dance Film Series has been installed internationally since 2006. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Fulbright Specialist grant that brought him to Kyiv to conduct a project at the National University of Life & Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Triskelion Arts, a vibrant arts center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For more information, please go to: peterkyledance.org.

Please remember to bring your passport or driver's license.