Introduction to the Viewpoints Method – Kristin Scheinhütte
Expanding awareness, connection and presence
Do we listen with just our ears? And do we see only through our eyes?
Through the Viewpoints method we learn to see and listen with our entire being: expanding our awareness of our bodies and the people and space around us. Using movement, awareness-training and improvisation techniques, we open our senses to what is already there, awakening playfulness, imagination and listening on a deeper level.
Originating from postmodern dance, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company developed the Viewpoints into a method accessible for singers, actors, musicians, directors and ensembles of all kinds. Time and Space are deconstructed into nine components that help us develop a stronger sense for our surroundings and the current moment. The Viewpoints method is a great tool for ensemble-building, strengthening connections within a group and training curiosity and presence, as well as creating physical material for choral performances. In this workshop, we will take time to get in touch with the single Viewpoints and work on them individually as well as in group sessions.
NOTE: Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in.