Fundamentals: Undersurfaces into Lightness
Through exploring undersurfaces of the body we will hone an engagement with qualities of lightness and precision that lead to a heightened permeability to impulses from our partner and to surprising moments of pleasing disorientation and surging momentum.
Jordan Fuchs is an experimental choreographer, performer and educator, who uses improvised and pre-set choreographic structures to create dynamic, engaged states of presence and physicality for dancers, able to work in a variety of solo, ensemble and contact improvisation based partnering contexts. Believing in the unmediated, expressive capacity of the human body in motion, he values multiplicity of interpretation, disorientation, and risk-taking. His choreography has been noted for “redefining chaos” and for creating “illusions of delicate complexity” (Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice) and been presented nationally at numerous venues, as well as commissioned by Danspace Project (NYC) among others. The founder of the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival in 2009, which he continues to coordinate, Fuchs has been on faculty at Movement Research, taught workshops at numerous universities and festivals across the United States and internationally in Taipei, Moscow, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Western Australia, and co-written an article on integrating partnering and improvisation into traditional technique class in Contact Quarterly. He has had the pleasure of dancing with artists including K.J. Holmes, Kirstie Simson, Leslie Scates, Sarah Gamblin and Brandon Gonzales. He is an associate professor of dance at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas and a Fulbright Specialist. www.jordanfuchs.org