Weekly Practice Lab at The Tiny Theater PDX
WHEN: Thursdays 7-9:00 pm starting 1/4
Maximum Participants: 7
Suggested Donation: $10-$20 sliding scale
To Register and for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in OK - please notify by e-mail that you are planning to attend due to limited space.
WHERE: The Tiny Theater PDX
(If you have not attended a class at The Tiny Theater PDX, please contact the instructor for the exact address.)
TO WEAR: Comfortable clothes in which to move
TO BRING: Water, sketchbook, drawing materials
FOR WHOM?: All levels of experience in dance or art
A weekly practice to train the body and mind as a pathway into creativity and performance. With each class we start with the idea that it’s not the “what,” it’s the “how.” We will start with a simple warm-up in which we play with gravity and build resilience, and then students will explore a question that lead into somatic explorations, visualizations, scoring and improvisations. Each session includes the option to perform and to witness the daily score. We will also take time when possible to end each session with an expressive drawing.
Payment in the form a sliding scale donation, can be made via cash, or through the PayPal links below, NOTAFLOF.
This method is an enjoyable, beautifully low-impact, but fully four-dimensional practice, a daily movement session for all ages. The class begins seated, then moves to the floor, progressing through all possible spinal motions: arch, curl, lateral bends, undulations and spirals to relax and massage the organs, create space in the joints, shape and strength in the muscles, ending with a full-body sense of length, resilience and calm. Originally created by Juliu Horvath, there are sixty and ninety-minute formats to this class. -Taught by Jennifer Gwirtz
Fieldwork Work Groups
The Field is a peer-to-peer forum for artists to share developing works and exchange feedback. The Fieldwork method reveals how each piece is perceived by others and fosters a detailed information exchange. Incisive and stimulating critiques are guided by an experienced facilitator. Fieldwork work groups meet for between four and ten weeks, ending with an informal showing.