Julyen Hamilton’s teaching investigates deeply the creative act and the technique needed to accompany and facilitate it. It stems from his experience as a soloist, director of Allen’s Line and performer in numerous ensemble situations over the past 40 years. His work observes how things are made, how they function and how knowledge, experience and intuition can be used to create the work we each wish to make. It naturally enters the worlds of physiology, philosophy, culture, imagination and the future. In recent years the compositional elements of major concern have been time, space, dramaturgy, music and the voice; they are informed his experience as a dancer who creates and organizes material instantly before the public. The basic work is the handling of the body and the ‘speaking’ from it in space, motion and time. Its co-ordination and its relationship to the material it creates – and then to the sharing of it in performance. His ability to distil and convey essential principles allows dancers from a wide range of backgrounds to engage in his methodology.
Julyen Hamilton is British dancer and tutor and he´s been devoted to dance for more than forty years. In both his solo and collective works, he mainly engages in improvisation according to postmodern principles. He considers theatre to be the present space of transformation, insight and understanding, where dancers, actors, musicians or lighting designers are led to compose in the instant moment. Improvisation is sophisticated and refined skill, which offers artists the ability to find and make good use of his or her own creative material. For more information about Julyen go to: https://www.julyenhamilton.com/
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