Seke Chimutengwende works in dance as a performer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast and in gallery based works by Trisha Brown and Tino Sehgal as well as with numerous independent choreographers.
For his own company Seke Chimutengwende & Friends he has choreographed four works including The Time Travel Piece for The Place Prize 2012 and King Arthur, which premiered at The Yard Theatre in London, 2015. Seke’s latest choreographic project, Black Holes, a duet made in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley exploring Afrofuturism, premiered at The Place in spring 2018. He is currently researching a new solo choreography, Plastic Soul, which will premiere in 2019.
Since 2006, Seke has performed over 60 solo improvisations internationally and has performed ensemble improvisation with Neat Timothy since 2009. Seke is currently a guest lecturer in improvisation at London Contemporary Dance School, The Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths University.
ELECTIVE WORKSHOP: IMPROVISATION AND TEXT
Improvising with words and movement
In this workshop we will look at at different ways of generating words and movement spontaneously in performance.
Where do words and movement come from? How do they inform each other? And how do we relate to what comes up?
We will look at the problems of not knowing what to say, the fear of not making sense and the question of how to transition between moving and speaking.
We will develop skills of listening, noticing and responding in performance and explore how to shape content in the moment. Seke brings all his experience and humour as a performer into this workshop. His teaching facilitates ease and confidence in performing and a joyful approach to improvising.