Do not miss this opportunity to work with two teachers.


Kirstie Simson & Michael Schumacher

From 4th to 8th July 2016
From 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm

Space: La Caldera
Price: 300 €

Saturday 9th July at 7pm students works presentation and Michael Schumacher and KirstieSimson performance.

Vídeo: Force of Nature, 4 /02/2016 – Kirstie Simson i Michael Shumacher.

Improvisation practice and performance (Poster)

Kirstie and Michael will be combining their extensive experience of dance improvisation in this workshop. They will be sharing what has kept them inspired in their practices for the last three decades. The workshop will include practical explorations of movement and attention. They will aim to develop and tune kinaesthetic and perceptual awareness as a means of expanding experience and the grasp of what is available to us when we move. The classes will be about listening in the body and applying that listening to the activity of moving.

The work will be facilitated through exercises, open time for play and exploration, movement scores, observations and discussion. Much of the work will be experienced through partnering and connection with others, balanced with solo time for processing and reflection. The workshop will tap into the dancers inherent kinaesthetic awareness, and provide structures that offer the dancers own physical intelligence and range an open ground for exploration and integration. The workshop will be a forum for a shared learning experience between participants and teachers.


Kirstie Simson (UK) is renowned today as an excellent teacher and captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance improvisation. She currently holds a position at the University of Illinois, and continues to teach and perform all over the world. Has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure instant creation and of virtuoso improvisation. Called “a force of nature” by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance” according to Time Out Magazine, London.

Michael Schumacher is a performing artist with roots in classical and modern dance. He has been a member of several groundbreaking companies, including Ballet Frankfurt, Twyla Tharp Dance, Feld Ballet, Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Magpie Music Dance Company. As an independent artist, he has appeared in productions by Peter Sellars, William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen, Sylvie Guillem, Mark Haim, Paul Selwyn Norton, and Anouk van Dijk. Working as dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Schumacher has developed a unique approach to the discipline of improvisation. Schumacher resides in Amsterdam and gives workshops in movement analysis and improvisation worldwide and has received many awards.


¿How to register?

Send an e.mail to attaching a cv and specifying the courses you want to do.

To reserve a place is necessary to pay 50% in advance.

Once the course has begun the amount paid will not be returned under any circumstances.

Payment can be made ​​by bank transfer or in cash at the offices of La Caldera (C/ Eugeni d’Ors 12) in office hours: Monday to Thursday from 10am to 2pm and from 15.30pm to 6pm and Friday from 10am to 14pm
International transactions must be in euros.

Please note that expenses are to be payed by the remitter.

Each student is responsible for their own accommodation and travel to where the workshops and laboratories are performed.



If you pay before 2nd of May 30% of discount.

If you do the 3 workshops ask for your discounts.

Residents artists and associated of La Caldera, MUDANCES friends, associated to ApdC and CSD students (Institut del Teatre de Barcelona): 20% discount.

Discount are not cumulative.


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