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The Creative Process: From First Idea to Final Destination
W/ Jennine Willett

Thursday, May 17 – 11:00am - 3:30pm
at The Kingsland Ward

This 4-hour workshop explores the notion that the creative process can be the most valuable and rewarding aspect of making work. It is the means, not just the end, that can be inspiring, fruitful and bring about the most growth to the artist.  Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects, Jennine Willett shares her approach to the creative process as a journey, where the itinerary is planned but flexible enough to allow for detours and changes in direction along the way to the final destination. This course breaks down a four-phase process that includes preparation, generation, organization, and distillation. Participants are encouraged to bring notebooks in lieu of electronic devices, as well as a brown bag lunch for the break.


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Administrative Skills: Creating Budgets
W/ Jennine Willett

Thursday, May 31 – 11:00am - 2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

While far less glamorous than the creative process, making a budget for a project of any size or scope can be just as challenging as making the performance itself. This workshop shares a systematic approach to crafting budget estimations, translating internal budgets into simplified budgets for proposals, and finalizing an accurate budget so that a production can begin. Participants will be guided through the steps of creating their own budgets using helpful templates, with plenty of time to ask questions along the way.


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The Body as Your Instrument: The Diaphragm
W/ Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Monday, June 4 – 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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.  Participants will explore how the diaphragm functions and how to smoothly transition from movement to voice, 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, a choreographic exploration, or an improvisational structure.  


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