Elizabeth Corbett: Workshops / Dancer from the Dance

Wed 7 Jul 2021 - Thu 8 Jul 2021
16:00 - 17:00
Online: Via Zoom
€10 DI Members / €15 Non-Members
Professional / Advanced
Elizabeth Corbett

Improvisation Technologies and Phrase Modification

As a dancer with William Forsythe's company in Frankfurt, Corbett explored many new dialogues in dance. Forsythe’s companies blazed a trail for contemporary dance for more than 40 years. One of the evolving projects was the development of systems-based, real-time movement analysis approaches termed Improvisation Technologies. Evolving concepts and methodologies will be explored in Corbett’s classes. These can be used as tools for performed improvisation, as inspiration for choreographic material, or in developing new dialogues. Dancers are invited to play with systems-based improvisation and to share their dance knowledge.


Note: This class will be online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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Elizabeth Corbett danced with the Joffrey Ballet and the Milwaukee Ballet before she moved to Europe. There, she became a soloist with William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet and danced for over a decade in works including Love Songs, Artifact, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Enemy in the Figure, Steptext, Behind the China Dogs and other Forsythe works. Ms. Corbett now teaches ballet, improvisation technologies, and Forsythe repertory internationally. She was Dance Coordinator for Anne Teresa DeKeersmaeker's school of contemporary dance, PARTS, in Brussels from 1999 - 2005 and danced in a work created for her by Ms. DeKeesmaeker in a Rosas/Impulstanz production called With/For/By. She has been choreographic assistant to William Forsythe, Ms. De Keersmaeker and for Robert Wilson in productions for the Paris Opera and Rosas. Ms. Corbett has taught classes and workshops for dance companies, festivals and schools around the world including Dance Ireland, PARTS/Rosas, Impulstanz Vienna, Cullberg Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, University of the Arts Philadelphia, Movement Research, Dance Platform Istanbul, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and Beijing Dance Academy. She received her MFA from Hollins University in 2019 and has contributed works in Memphis, to New Ballet Ensemble Company and School since 2007.

Image: Agnes Noltenius

Dancer from the Dance 

This workshop forms part of Irish Modern Dance Theatre's Dancer From The Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography
Curated by revered Irish choreographer John Scott, the festival crosses many national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations. This 3rd edition connects live performance with the incredibly visual artform of dance films and live-streaming, and honours the diversity of Irish choreography from the four corners of the world. The Festival will celebrate live dance, dance films and new works in progress, as well as traditional Irish Céilí dancing.

Dancer From The Dance draws national and international attention to Irish choreographers north and south of the border and from the greater Irish diaspora. Following huge critical success in New York and at home in Dublin in 2019, and last year in 2020, the festival in 2021 aims to celebrate age, gender and the ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists. 

DANCER FROM THE DANCE 2021: In collaboration with Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick, Irish Arts Center (New York), Smock Alley Theatre, OntheBoards & Centre Culturel Irlandais 

Funders: The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.