The CURRENT SESSIONS is pleased to continue a partnership with International Theater Arts Institute for our upcoming workshop series, LAB // SESSIONS, from March 7 to 10, featuring select artists from the Volume VI, Issue I. performances. Each workshop is from 12pm to 2pm.
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. RSVP recommended through the designated links below, as these creative workshops are meant to be kept intimate and resourceful.
LAB #1: DANCE THEATER + VOCALIZATION TECHNIQUES
WITH CHRISTINANOEL REAVES
Monday, March 7 from 12pm to 2pm
Modern Dance and Vocalization - Professional Level
Athletic, Technical, Musical - LAB #1 with The Creature combines athleticism, vocalization, improvisation, and modern and ballet techniques. ChristinaNoel, Artistic Director of ChristinaNoel & The Creature, begins with a moving warm-up for the body and voice which builds into a swirling floor phrase, followed by an adagio encouraging nuance and choice making. Class culminates with a fun and vigorous grand allegro, merging contemporary forms.
LAB #2: EXPLORING IMPROVISATIONAL MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES
WITH TEDDY TEDHOLM
Tuesday, March 8 from 12pm to 2pm
Improvisation/Contemporary Modern - Intermediate/Advanced Levels
Investigative, Open-minded, Conceptual - LAB #2 will focus on identifying improv habits while investigating compulsions to explore a deeper, newer sense of movement. Artistic Director of tedted Performance Group, Teddy Tedholm's improv-centric based class creates value in all movement but begs the student to continue researching new possibilities in solving movement tasks.
LAB #3: INTO SITES
WITH SHANDOAH GOLDMAN
Wednesday, March 9 from 12pm to 2pm
Site-Specific Composition - Contemporary Dance or Theatre Experience
Site-specific, Theatrical, Moving space - Led by Artistic Director of Carte Blance Performance, LAB #3 will serve as a laboratory for exploration and curiosity where perspectives for making work in relation to specific locations will be introduced. We will consider context, abstract movement and theatrical elements in relation to diverse contemporary art practices.
LAB #4: THE PELVIS AS A MOTOR
WITH KATHLEEN KELLEY
Thursday, March 10 from 12pm to 2pm
Physical, Exploratory, Anatomy-based - Led by Kathleen Kelley, LAB #4 will focus on the pelvis as a motor for movement. Through improvisational structures, touch-based partner work, anatomical explorations, and phrase movement, we will ask: how can you use gravity and the anatomical potential in your pelvis to move big, move with power, and literally throw your weight around? The class is appropriate for all levels of movers, dancers and non-dancers alike, though must be comfortable with improvisation and touch-based partner work.
About LAB // SESSIONS
LAB // SESSIONS, a workshop series hosted by the CURRENT SESSIONS, allows professional dancers and non-dancers alike to learn about the creative process and individual style of select choreographers being presented at the SESSIONS. Focused on movement research, creative dialogue and experimentation with a sense of play, rather than a technique class, LAB is a platform to connect our choreographers with the NYC dance/performance community and establishes an educational component to the CURRENT SESSIONS.
About IATI THEATER
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.