The CURRENT SESSIONS is thrilled to partner with International Theater Arts Institute for our upcoming workshop series, LAB // SESSIONS, from August 17 to 20, featuring select artists from the Volume V, Issue II. performances.
All classes are on a sliding scale of $5-10 (cash only) and will take place at IATI Studios, 64 E 4th Street, 2nd Floor, in the East Village, NYC. Make sure to RSVP ahead of time at the designated links below, as these creative workshops are meant to be kept intimate.
LAB #1: STORYTELLING, MOVEMENT + THE CAMERA
WITH YARA TRAVIESO
Monday, August 17, from 3pm to 5pm
For Filmmakers + Artists - All Levels
Narrative, Collaboration, Media - LAB #1 is for filmmakers and dance artists interested in telling stories through the lens and with subjects in motion. We'll develop collaborative short video projects with your smart phone or camera. Open to all levels and artists.
LAB #2: EXPLORATION IN CONTEMPORARY FORMS
WITH ASHLEY ROBICHEAUX
Tuesday, August 18, 3pm to 5pm
For Intermediate / Advanced Level Dance Artists
Cultivation, Specificity, Evolution - LAB #2 consists of a warmup that studies both internal and external ideas within the body, plus phrasework that will build on specificity and dynamic. Cultivating movement that is woken up by the senses, improvisation games and tasks expand the possibilities for movement, creating awareness in and around the individual. Repetition of material with additional compositional layers will lead to obstruction of that specificity. Partnering with another individual will also add another challenge - how we can interlace the individual phrase into partnered moments, and vice versa, to create one seamless dance?
LAB #3: IMPROVISATION TECHNIQUES + REPERTORY
Wednesday, August 18 from 3pm to 5pm
For Advanced / Professional Level Dance Artists
Interpretation, Detail, Refinement - Led by Co-Artistic Directors Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn, LAB #3 focuses on the repertory of LoudHoundMovement, and the inception, development, and refinement of these works. Often influenced by interpretation within a codified movement vocabulary, there will be a focus on advanced improvisation techniques and the ability to unlock a larger range of movement and expression. Using this information, the workshop will then teach some of LoudHoundMovement’s repertory, exploring a range of contemporary movement vocabulary, from the highly physical to the immaculately detailed.
LAB #4: SOLO SHAKEDOWN FEVER
WITH ALEXANDRA MARICICH + MARIAH MARTENS
Thursday, August 20 from 3pm to 5pm
For Dancers + People Who Like to Move - All Levels
Fear, Freedom, Pleasure - LAB #4 will begin with a unifying, community building warm up, before we dive into the thick juicy madness of Solo Replay. Taken, stolen, butchered and passed down from Lisa Nelson's tuning scores, we will use improvisation to develop fleeting moments of solo inspiration and non-verbal group feedback, techniques used in the creation of Ask Me About My Ass. Come lose yourself or find yourself. This class is suited to any and all who want to be seen (and those who don't want to admit to it).
International Theater Arts Institute (IATI) is a New York-based, non-profit performing arts organization established in 1968, dedicated to serve all audiences in Spanish and English languages. Our vision is to bring art into the lives of those in poverty, ethnic and cultural isolation. Therefore, our artists address contemporary issues of broad human interest and frame them in an appropriate cultural context of powerful social impact to provoke introspection and social awareness. We are also devoted to the emergence of new artistic talents in the disciplines of theater, music and dance, providing training and encouraging the fulfillment of artistic potential.