Fall 2022 Workshop with Deborah Hay in Austin, TX

Fall 2022 Workshop with Deborah Hay

"finding coherence in movement and choreography -- for performers interested in both"

My mind is my body in dance. This coherency sustains my practice. 

It is how I maintain and confirm my interest in movement, performance, and choreography. Tools will be offered to support access to your own experience of coherence while dancing.

I will guide a daily collective movement practice based on finding coherence through the cellular body. Writing will be part of our practice. Working within modules of 5 persons, short individual and ensemble choreographies will accrue through the movement and writing that transpires each day. Choreographically the only caveat is that there is no obvious representation or illustration in the movement.

-Deborah Hay


September 12-22, 2022; 10am-4pm

*Saturday, September 17 off


Private Historic Ballroom

Austin, TX




Applications open May 9, 2022 thru June 30, 2022

*Applicants will be notified by July 5, 2022


Our hosts will follow CDC protocols. Masking is recommended and updates will be provided closer to date based on local numbers. We ask that international travelers provide a negative test upon arrival. We are in a spacious and private historic house and ballroom. There are multiple windows and vents for air ventilation. We have access to shaded porch area outdoors with rocking chairs and ample room to spread out to enjoy the fresh air overlooking Austin's lady bird lake. 


Amy Morrow


Details and registration: https://www.thetheorists.org/dhdc

Non-Discriminatory Learning, Choreography & Performance (Waiting List)


Non-Discriminatory Learning, Choreography & Performance (Waiting List)



At the end of the day, we have to manufacture our own meaning, our own purpose – we have to manufacture coherence… to make sense of existence. And when you manufacture purpose, that doesn’t make it artificial – that makes it so much more noble than accepting purpose that is thrust upon you from the outer world. From The Search for Meaning by Brian Greene

Early in my career I knew I could no longer accept the values of an art form that already shaped the trajectory of my life. I was fed but not nourished by my experiences of movement and performance. From that moment on my bodily research has centered around a process I call non-discriminatory learning – rejecting the given that space is empty or that the word empty describes what is not visible to the naked eye. Deborah Hay

At the conclusion of this 5-day workshop Hay will chose a small group to collectively determine how to use their experience of non-discriminatory learning to develop a process that can visually translate as ‘vignettes’. The 2-day intensive would include the future projection of a 5-week workshop in 2023 where new vignettes would be choreographed and performed during a week of Berlin-based performances. Performances on 27.06. & 28.06.22  10:00-16:00 (June 27 & 28, 2022).

Thu 23.06.22: 15:00 Talk with Deborah Hay and Dr. Gabriele Brandstetter


Deborah Hay is a radical and influential choreographer and performer who continues to examine how perception influences our experience of dance. She has an Honorary Doctor of the Arts Degree from the Theatre Academy Helsinki and is an inaugural recipient of a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artists Award.  She has written 4 books about her experiments with perception and the moving body. Tanz Im August 2019 and Barcelona's Mercat de les Flors have presented retrospectives of her work. www.deborahhay.com

MO-FR: 10:00–16:00 (EXCEPT THU: 10:00–17:00) WITH LUNCH BREAK 
PRICE: 500/440*
*EARLY BIRD BEFORE 02.06.2022 (June 2, 2022)


·       MONDAY 20.06.2022, 10:00–16:00 

·       TUESDAY 21.06.2022, 10:00–16:00 

·       WEDNESDAY 22.06.2022, 10:00–16:00 

·       THURSDAY 23.06.2022, 10:00–17:00 

·       FRIDAY 24.06.2022, 10:00–16:00 

Registration: https://widget.fitogram.pro/tanzfabrikberlin/?w=/event/9d94ce03-9b4e-4413-9592-994edb4ef418%20