Immersive Performance Skills: Spheres of Awareness / Spheres of Influence
W/ Rebekah Morin

Saturday, April 13th – 11:00am - 2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

In interactive performance we are often concerned with the the size and shape of our kinesphere, or area of awareness and influence. This workshop will differentiate between the space we are taking into our awareness and the space we are seeking to influence, and play with ways to change the shape of those zones. We will do a physical warm up that prepares our senses to operate in 360 degrees. We'll then play with strategies for moving through space and people that range from slipping through quietly to disrupting the whole space to create a path. We'll play with ways to duet inside a crowd and ways to accumulate or release partners or audience.


Immersive Performance Skills: Status and Relationship
W/ Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Saturday, April 27th – 10:00am - 2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

Immersive performance requires a different setting than performing on a stage where performers need to project to be seen and heard. We are sometimes inches away from our audience and a strong understanding of how and when to dial up or down our energy to achieve a desired relationship with the audience can turn a scene into something deeply personal and effective. Lead by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Third Rail Projects Associate Artistic Director, participants will explore their own dials, as both performer and audience, and investigate how the smallest shifts in physicality affect the way the audience responds and pieces together a relationship and a story.

Immersive Performance Skills: Creative Practice of the Collaborative Artist
W/ Edward Rice

Saturday, May 11th – 11:00am - 2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

Many diverse skills are required of artists who collaborate with choreographers and directors in devising work. We may be called upon to generate text, movement, or design elements. Our full investment is needed, but you cannot be overly attached to the results of your efforts. This workshop is an opportunity to hone our collaborative skills by creating materials and developing it within different scenarios. In some moments, we will be left to our own interests and in others we will be given specific directives. All of this is to research how to cultivate our own creative practice when it is in service to a larger work.

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