MoveABOUT: Transformation Through Movement
A series of practical creative workshops given by students of Hilde Holger (1905-2001)
At the end of October 2010, as part of Hilde Holger’s Centenary Project, six of her dance students taught two inclusive weekend workshops, each targeting the various aspects of her legacy. Teachers and therapeutic professionals were also invited to participate or watch any of the workshops. The series, supported by Camden City Council, took place at the InterChange Studios, and culminated in a Forum Discussion entitled ‘The lost link Hilde Holger.’
Hilde Holger (1905–2001), was an avantgarde expressionist Viennese dancer who quickly made waves in the Secession and Hagenbund, as well as across Europe dancing in Gertrud Bodenwieser’s company and her own. Teaching fascinated her unusually early, at the height of her solo career. Forced into exile in 1939, she lived in India, finally resettling ten years later in England. With her ever broadening life experiences, she broke yet another boundary when, due to her son having severe learning disabilities, she pioneered Inclusivity, with similar boys and a professional dancer at Sadlers Wells in 1967/8.
Royston Maldoom OBE
Carl Campbell ACP Soc.
|Primavera Boman studied dance with Holger, then sculpture with Sir Anthony Caro at St Martins, and film at Lon-don School of Film Technique. Winner of a Martha Graham Scholarship to New York, National Diploma Fine Art and Design, with honors at St Martin’s School of Art, London, Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to New York, Bronze Medal in International Film & Television Festival of New York, and Ludwig Vogelstein Award. Boman produced an important Dance-Sculpture series at the Mermaid Theatre and later in New York, continued to produce multi media events as the Ballet and Alignment Instructor at Theatre Dance, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre. Boman was a Post Graduate teacher at New York University in Related Arts, and Dance Instructor to the Fine Arts Workshop, Carnegie Hall. Alignment Therapy Workshops have been delivered by Boman in the States, Europe and UK since 1969. Workshops in London were taught at The Place.