Liz Kinoshita was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Europe in 2002. After graduating from PARTS in Brussels, Belgium, she’s worked with ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Tino Sehgal, tgSTAN, GoodMove/Eleanor Bauer, Hiatus/Daniel Linehan, among others, as well as making her own work with collaborators such as Clinton Stringer, Justin F. Kennedy, and Salka Ardal Rosengren. In 2013 she started her research into the mechanisms of the musical. Her creations include Article 0.0 (2011), VOLCANO (2014), You Can’t Take It With You (2017). Liz was part of the artistic team for West Side Story on Broadway, choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and directed by Ivo van Hove. Liz’s newest creation 11 O’clock is being shared on stage and screen 2021-2023.
About the class:
In this class we will focus on musicality in contemporary dance, and play with pairing dance with vocal practices. We will do thorough warm-up exercises, work on instant composition and writing with more time for reflection, and play with timbre, tempo, and percussive accents. I’ll share physical propositions with strong framing and parametres in solos, duets, trios, and group constellations, using our surroundings to inform our alignment, dynamic, architecture, and element of surprise in dancing.