Dance workshops: Modern art movements
With Danielle Micich, artistic director of Force Majeure
Embody the revolutionary spirit of the moderns with mass movement workshops for all, led by Danielle Micich, artistic director of celebrated dance theatre company Force Majeure. Inspired by our exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, dance in the spirit of a different art movement each week, from the jagged forms of Picasso’s cubism to the vibrant energy of Kandinsky’s abstraction.
Absolutely no experience is required and the directions are easy to follow, so get ready to express yourself like the artistic radical you are!
Image: Brett Boardman
Modern art movements: Impressionism
This week, dance to the painterly rhythms of impressionism. The impressionists captured the fleeting natural effects of light, weather and the time of day in their dazzling landscapes. Inspired by Monet and Cézanne, Danielle will lead you through a series of movement exercises that respond to our own impressions of nature.
Wednesday 9 January 2019 6:30pm – 7pm
Modern art movements: Fauvism
Express yourself in a Fauvist way, inspired by artists such as Matisse and Vlaminck. Nicknamed The Fauves ('Wild beasts’), these artists were amongst the first great radicals of the 20th century. They earned their nickname because of their use of lurid, clashing colours, so we’ll take those bold colours as our creative starting point for this week’s movement workshop.
Wednesday 16 January 2019 6:30pm – 7pm
Modern art movements: Cubism
Cubism, with its jagged, geometric shapes piled onto the canvas, is one of the best-known art movements of the 20th century. In this week’s workshop, be inspired by the cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. 'Invented’ by Picasso and Braque around 1907, cubism attempted to capture the various angles and perspectives we see the world from—and we’ll work with those fractured forms in tonight’s workshop.
Wednesday 23 January 2019 6:30pm – 7pm
Modern art movements: Abstraction
Abstract art might seem baffling at first, but it’s really all about expression and experimenting with what art can be beyond being a 'picture.’ Express yourself this week with dance movement inspired by the first abstract painters—from Kandinsky’s wild cacophony of shapes and colours to Malevich’s daringly minimal Black square. In the final workshop of the series, Danielle will explore shape, colour, texture, line through dance.
Wednesday 30 January 2019 6:30pm – 7pm