POW! (Performing Original Work)
From July 13 through August 17, 2017 on
at 7 – 9 PM
Create your own original performance! In this six-week workshop we will make work that explores the complicated intersection of dance and language. We will learn from dances that talk (Pina Bausch, Big Dance Theatre, Faye Driscoll, Alexandra Beller, DV8, etc) and texts that dance (Robert Walser, Deborah Hay, Karinne Keithley Syers, etc). We will write the moving body, creating texts that incite or document movement. We will dance the written word, creating movement that responds to, stages, or layers upon text. The workshop will include generative assignments for writing and creating movement, textual and physical improvisations, strategies for staging, layering and composing, feedback and editing, and a culminating performance of each participants’ original piece.
Open to all. Bring pen, paper, and body.