Upcoming Workshop Series
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This workshop series trains performers to develop presence and the full embodiment of states of being/characterizations, and then to play with these embodiments both realistically and abstractly. The performer practices creating from a place of internal and external 'shape-shifting' rather than pretending. The practice integrates breath and sensory awareness exercises, centering tools, experiential anatomy, a spectrum of movement dynamics, Michael Chekov's approach to character development and compositional improvisation drawn from dance and 'kelmanworks' and Red Nose Clown. The work brings depth, presence, playfulness, and a broader palette to any performer.
Participants will explore:
- Engagement with Audience
- Focus & Centering
- Embodiment of States of Being
- Compositional Improvisation
Through presence (being moment to moment) and a common vocabulary of time and space, we will use play to create character, relationship and compositional improvisations.
There will be a focus on the development of psycho-physical centering, character development, phrasing of energy/movement, and exploring how movement reads to an audience.
SIX WEEK SERIES
Sept. 29-Nov. 3
sliding scale: $90-$120
(some partial scholarships available)
The Headwaters Theater
55 N Farragut # 4 (upstairs)
Portland OR 97203