GROUP MOTION has arrived for a one-week workshop.
Led by Manfred Fischbeck and Brigitta Herrmann, Group Motion workshops combine structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance.
This company has come to Arcosanti for week-long workshops almost every year since 1991.
The Group Motion Company observes and expresses the human experience through movement. Each dance becomes a world of its own, transforming the stage into a ritual space to explore life’s mysteries and journeys. Group Motion finds inspriation in universal sources – from myth, nature, and social issues to relationships and everyday adventures.
Group Motion was originally founded in 1962 as Gruppe Motion Berlin, a chamber dance company evolving from the Mary Wigman School of Dance. In 1968, under the direction of Brigitte Herrmann, Helmut Gottschield, and Manfred Fischbeck, the company relocated to Philadelphia and was quick to receive critical success. Group Motion came under the sole artistic and executive direction of Manfred Fishbeck in 1989 and has continued to develop within the forefront of contemporary dance, working with nationally and internationally known choreographers and artists.