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Creating a Cinematic Movement Practice: Physicality, Presence, and Perception
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Tara o'Con

Saturday, September 22 – 11:00am-2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

As part of series offered by Tara O’con, long time Third Rail Projects collaborator and performer, this workshop delves into what it means to make movement choices from the p.o.v of the viewer, focusing special attention to the power of presence and awareness. Participants will practice making various physical and compositional choices in performance, fueled by the dynamic sensory experience of their body in relationship to time, focus, space, proximity, and distance. Examining how these experiences activate instinct, capture the viewer’s eye, and impact how we allow ourselves to see and be seen. 


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Expanding States of Performance
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Tara O'Con

Sunday, September 23 – 11:00am-2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

This workshop focuses on the ways we navigate the unpredictability of live performance and the improvisation that comes with being in front of, next to, or interacting with our audience. Participants will practice adapting to both unforeseen circumstances and igniting elements of chance and curiosity into the repetitive nature of knowing what happens next. How can we blur the lines between what is real and what is performed and still be in control or our performance experience?


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Immersive Performance Skills: Spontaneity and Structure
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Edward Rice

Friday, September 28 – 10:00am-2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

In most immersive and site-specific performances, where anything can happen, a balance of spontaneity and specificity, and the ability to make quick and thoughtful on-the-spot choices, is a key skill for responding to audience and fellow performers. To do this, it’s also vital that we invest in a solid structure that supports us. In this workshop, Third Rail Projects company member Edward Rice introduces improvised movement and text-based techniques that practice spontaneity and responsiveness within a set structure.


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Immersive Performance skills:  Performing Practice/Practice Performing
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Edward Rice

Friday, October 19 – 10:00am-1:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

While site specific and immersive works can have a wide range of aesthetics, they all require a physical rigor.  As performer, you are asked to maintain consistent performances while your internal state changes from day-to-day, or even hour-to-hour. This workshop will use a guided long-form improvised structure to simulate the experience of performing a two-hour show.  Through this we will explore how to sustain the performance of these types of works.  Previously attending a TRP workshop is not required, but this workshop is an excellent chance to apply some of those skills. 


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Using Your Voice
W/ Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Saturday, October 27 – 10:00am-4:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

The ability to control your voice when speaking in different environments is an important skill for both performance and everyday life. Led by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner, this workshop looks at vocalization from a somatic perspective, looking at breath, sound, and speech through anatomy, physiology and movement. Sharing the work she has done with Third Rail Projects performers, Marissa helps participants find ease, flexibility, and confidence in vocal expression. Participants will explore the different aspects of the voice, and their potential application to an immersive theater practice.  This workshop is open to everyone at all skill levels and will include a lunch break.


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