Improvisational Creative Movement Workshop w/ Leslie Scates


DiverseWorks is pleased to co-present, with Dance Source Houston, former Artist Advisory Board Member Leslie Scates’ upcoming workshop at the Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies: Improvisational Creative Movement.

I wonder how many people, whatever their medium, appreciate the gift of improvisation. It’s your one opportunity in life to be completely free. — Twyla Tharp

Workshop Details

Section Dates: Four Thursdays, February 25 – March 17, 2016, 7 – 8:30 pm
Fee: $160; Rice Alumni: $144
CEUs: 0.6 Limited enrollment


How we move through the world is an expression of who we are as individuals. The way weImprov_S16photo use our bodies in everyday life and relate to others physically communicates an enormous amount. In this innovative workshop series, renowned dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist Leslie Scates will facilitate a range of improvisational, non-contact movement exercises designed to promote personal expression and collaboration. These engaging exercises can help you nurture your creativity, recognize and foster your strengths as an individual, and enhance your ability to communicate in groups (such as teams, families, and coworkers). This workshop series is suitable for most fitness levels.

No dance or athletic experience is necessary to experience the freedom and joy of improvisational creative movement. Enroll individually or register with a friend.

About Leslie Scates

Leslie Scates is a dancer, choreographer, dance educator, and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Houston. She is a frequent teaching artist with museums, universities, and professional performance companies including Core Performance Company, Recked Productions, and Lower Left Dance Collective. Scates brings the artistic and social aspects of group dance making together through her teaching, research, and practice of Ensemble Thinking, an improvisational dance practice that helps individuals collaborate creatively and read social environments skillfully. She was named one of Houston Press’ “100 Top Creatives” in 2014.



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