TEACHING PROJECTS
Cutness Studies

TRIPSPRING21 ARTISTIC RESIDENCE AND PRODANCE WORKSHOPS LED BY KEITY POOK AND BUN KOBAYASHI
 
                                                       / LONDON TripSpace /
 

Keity and Bun 9.jpg
Artwork by Giovanni Bello

At TRIPSPACE Bun and Keity have explored Keity's interest in the mechanics of cuteness, how it affects the onlooker and how the onlooker feels compelled to respond to it and Bun's focus on clarifying the dynamic qualities of their movement, so that the forces and emotions in their bodies are tangible and tactile. Playing with constraining the singing and speaking voice through movement has been another element of their creative investigation.

Linear Synesthesia

LINEAR SYNTHESIS MOVEMENT DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH ARTISTS CONSTANTIN MALMOIRE & KEITY POOK

                        / PÄRNU / SALZBURG / BIRMINGHAM - Centrala/

LINEAR SYNTHESIS translate automatic drawing through movement. A combination of Constantin Malmoire's graphic skills and performance skills of Keity Pook will make people dance as they draw. In the first part​ of the workshop, participants are given tools and encouraged to explore and create their own style of lines. Next, you are invited to interpret these lines through movement, with a diverse range from inner movements to​ outer movements. 

The main exercise starts from describing a movement within the body, from one part to another, and culminates in describing eventful trajectories in the space of the room. In the second part of the exercise, participants are invited to create their own alphabet, interpret it with a moment, then perform in solo or in groups. All this would be based on asemic writing.

Artwork by Constantin Malmare
Magnetic  Moments

RESEARCH ABOUT DEVELOPING BODY SENSITIVITY OF

NON-DANCER CREATIVES
                                                       

                                                  / COVENTRY UNIVERSITY / 

Through this research, which was a practical part of my teacher diploma thesis, I wished to introduce Contemporary Dance thinking and styles, but also develop my own personal teaching method.  My research subjects were people from art and science studies (theatre, fine arts, chemistry, physics), and they all had not undergone professional studies in dance. In my research, I choose to teach body knowledge through different dance techniques and methods (dance elements in Creative Dance, individual movement research through structured improvisational tasks, Contact Improvisation, Floor Work techniques and ballet exercises). 

Artwork by Constantin Malmare

From participants' feedback, I found out that they developed their body memory, coordination, body sensitivity, senses to the touch, focus, and group unity. Furthermore, from my observation, I can affirm that their body sensitivity, cognition and knowledge developed broadly. Also, we created the piece MAGNETIC MOMENTS, which summed up our research process and was shown on 27 of May 2015 at Coventry University.