Master class and performances by Coe and Morrissey in Viljandi
Katye Coe and Charlie Morrisey, choreographers from United Kingdom are visiting Culture Academy from 10th to 15th February.
Coe and Morrisey will lead a modern dance master class and lecture. They will also present their short performances ON off, Go and Where we are not in Viljandi and Tallinn.
The master class involves different exercises and compositional tasks that lead the dancer into deeper understanding of moving and into the physical and cognitive processes dealing with performing. Coe and Morrissey work with solos, duets and group assignements that involve both body and mind. They will use contact improvisation, elements and approaches from Skinner Release Technique and Tuning Scores.
Charlie Morrisey is a choreographer-director, performer and teacher. He has been internationally active for 25 years. His creations are space-specific works in galleries, theatres and other palces. He teaches at different dance companies, festivals and schools. His works have been influenced by choreographers such as Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Siobhan Davies, Gill Clarke, Becky Edmunds, Scott Smith, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes, ning Katie Duck. Currently he works with Siobhan Davies Dance company and with film maker Marisa Zanotti. He lives in Brighton, UK. Check his website: www.charliemorrissey.com
Katye Coe (UK) is an independent dance artist and a teacher in Coventry University. She is also founder and artistic director of Decoda, a dance organisation. She has been teaching, directing and performing since 1998. Her last classes outside of university work have been with Greewich dance agency and STÜ, an Estonian company. She collaborates closely with Florence Peake, Joe Moran and Charlie Morrissey. She is a qualified Skinner Release technique teacher since 2011. She has studied moving techniques under Helen Poynor for 5 years and graduated Masters in Creative Practice from Trinity Laban.
Katye Coe's and Charlie Morrissey's master class and performances are supported by Estonian Endowment Fund.