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PERFORMANCE PRACTICE/PRACTICE PERFORMING
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Edward Rice

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 11:00am–2:00pm
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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Directing the Sensory Experience
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Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 10:00am–2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

In immersive performance our senses are literally immersed in the experience. Sound, touch, smell, taste, and vision can all be used to change or heighten the audience experience. In this workshop, we’ll explore each of the senses and how it feels to receive different kinds of sensory input. Using simple scenarios, we’ll investigate how sensory experience can shift the dynamic in an interaction, the tone of a room, and/or the storytelling of a scene.


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Immersive performance Skills: Again! Again!
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rebekah Morin

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 11:00am–2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

This workshop asks; what exactly do we mean by "repeatable"? We will play with the idea of repetition vs. repeatable structures by examining precise choreography and loosely organized improvisational events. We'll look for places where the opposites exist in the extremes and push each form towards the other by asking questions about parameters such as time, space, intention, and outcome. Each participant will design a short scene or event that is repeatable, however we decide to define that.


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Physicality/Character & Storytelling
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Rebekah Morin

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 11:00am–2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

In this workshop, we will use improvisational scores to study how modulating our physicality changes the way our form and presence are perceived. We will look at how collecting a vocabulary of specific physical traits and tactics promotes the emergence of a character and explore how transformation in this physical vocabulary throughout the arc of a performance tells a story. Students will leave this workshop with tactics to develop their own work as a maker or collaborator.


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Immersive Performance Skills: Creating a Cinematic Movement Practice
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Tara O’Con

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 11:00am–2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

This workshop focuses on tools that deepen our ability to remain present and aware of the nuances of our experience and the environment around us while in performance. How can we move in a way that fully embodies our physical and cognitive experience and engages our audience in clear dynamic visual storytelling? Participants will practice making various physical and compositional choices in performance, examining how these choices capture the viewer’s eye, and impact how movement is perceived.


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A Couple, a Few, Some, Many
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Rebekah Morin

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 10:00am–2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

This workshop examines how leading, following, and consensus building evolve in groups of different numbers. Moving improvisationally together and building small scene structures we'll explore the way our net of attention and our priorities shift and flow as we work alone, in pairs, and in groups of different sizes. We will examine the inner dynamics of the groups, what is being communicated within, as well as what might be communicated to an audience.


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The Body as Your instrument: The Diaphragm
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Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 11:00am–2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

As part of a series offered by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, this workshop shares the methods she has developed over the years, as a performer and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner, to explore and understand the body as an articulate instrument. The Diaphragm is fundamental in both movement and voice work. Performers in immersive work often need to transition seamlessly from one to the other and back again. Participants will explore how the diaphragm functions while being guided in an educational and therapeutic exploration of their own movement patterns and possibilities, demonstrating the ways in which somatic exploration of this type can become the root of a performance practice or a creative process.


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Immersive Performance Skills: Spontaneity and Structure
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Edward Rice

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 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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