Chris on working with Charlie Morrissey
Stopgap Dancer Chris Pavia talks about Charlie Morrissey's professional development workshops the dancers have been receiving.
Last week I was in a workshop with Charlie Morrissey and he led a dance workshop. He taught me some improvisation with a partner and to move and feel like there is someone with you while doing the movement, like the other person who is close to you or finding a way to be connected with the mover who is improvising around.
In some places Charlie mentioned to me to find a lighter touch like a butterfly on the body and to be as close to your partner. For me I felt that I was in a dream or something has landed on me. It’s like feeling a soft snowflake has just touched me on my body. I also liked the lifting and weight sharing because it’s the sense of pouring the weight and floating in the sky.For me I think of breathing and finding the coordination within the body that I feel that I can let my arms float and to be free.
Learning from Charlie has really taught me new things and also there is something there that I can teach other people. And to take away what I’ve learnt from Charlie. And it will make me a better dancer.