Friday, May 5: 7pm-8pm
Saturday, May 6: 10am – 4:30pm
Sunday, May 7: 10am – 1:30pm
These workshops build on the awakened physical body as a vehicle to express experience, including the experience of the imagination, with depth, precision, and delight. Awareness and play are fundamental revealers of spontaneity and we play extravagantly and subtly with how we occupy our own presence. We explore both solo and ensemble scores through exercises that are simple, playful and challenging. Each exercise expresses the relationship between awareness and action, between form and feeling. Throughout each training greater clarity and artfulness in physical communication is achieved as well as how to fully play with sound and language that originates from the body. Depending on the length and emphasis of a particular workshop, different issues may arise: the balance between discipline and freedom, how to be in relationship with a partner and still stay rooted in one’s experience, how to cultivate a fearless relationship with the unknown, issues of content, of breath and the mind, etc. We improvise our way forward supported by a rigorous and intelligent curiosity in an encouraging atmosphere. Workshops are open to all, those with theater/movement training and those without.
Western Sky Studio 2525 8th St, #13A, Berkeley, CA, 94710