In this workshop artists/students learn about the creative and developmental process of solo work based on real life experiences, oral histories and autobiographical material. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Creating a character

  • Research and interviews

  • Premise of story

  • Telling your story

  • Theatrical conventions and influences

  • Voice Movement Writing

 

The workshop is an hour and a half and is limited to 10-12 students, preferably in an open classroom or theatre space. In a residency longer than one week this workshop can be extended to allow students to research, write, develop a character and perform an original monologue.

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

B-Boying

In this workshop, you will be taught the mechanics and history of B-Boying', including:

 

  • A how to demonstration of foundation
    (basic fundamentals of B-Boy/Girl movements)

  • An introduction to basic freezes and power moves.  

 

 

The workshop is an hour and a half and limited to 15-25 students, preferably in an open classroom or theater space. This workshop may include dancers at a varying level of skill. B-Boy/Girl experience is not necessary.

Creating Solo Work

Voice

Due to the demands that solo performance has on the body and voice, this workshop is designed to help performers take care of their instrument through proper:

 

  • Nutrition

  • Eating habits

  • Warm-ups

  • Vocal rest based techniques borrowed from Fitzmaurice, Rodenburg and Yoga

 

 

At the end of this workshop artists/students will have a personal warm-up and a better understanding of caring for and using the body/voice for performance. The workshop is an hour and a half and limited to 15-25 students, preferably in an open classroom or theatre space.

 

Acting

This workshop will teach students how to interpret a character for stage or film.

Using a foundation based on the Stanislavski Technique, and influences from other masters such as Peter Brook, Michael Chekhov and Michael Shurtleff, students are taught how to lift a character from "The page to the stage," using:

 

  • Relaxation

  • Concentration

  • Given circumstances

  • Commitment to an action

  • Objectives

  • Imagination

  • Emotion and improvisation

 

 

For more information on any other classes, residencies, and/or private lessons, please contact me below.

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Ensemble Building

This workshop is designed to develop:

  • Ensemble work for actors/dancers who create original work

  • Exercises that sharpen focus.

  • Rhythm, timing, text, movement, and imagination.

  • How to create an atmosphere and awareness

  • How to transform space using a collective's body of energy.

 

 

The workshop is an 1 1/2 hr and is limited to 10-15 students preferably in an open classroom or theatre space. In a longer and more intense residency, the workshop may be extended to allow ensembles to create and perform an original performance piece.