Time: October 22, 2010 at 6pm to October 24, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Red Bean Studio, Midtown, NYC
Street: 37 street
Phone: 917 841 8657
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Sten Rudstrom/ Satu Palokangas
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2010
The Core of Expression
Date & Times:
22-24 October 2010
Friday, Sat & Sun
Fri 6-9PM, Sat & Sun 10-4
Action Theater™ & Laban/Somatics with
STARTING DEEP WITHIN THE CORE BODY, this workshop explores expressions and articulations that arise from our physical structures, providing pathways to previously uncharted possibilities.
COMBINING ACTION THEATER™ WITH LABAN Movement Analysis, we will shine further awareness into our inner worlds, enabling a more spontaneous and conscious expression. In creating specific limitations on areas of action and response, this workshop allows us open to the unknown, breaking free of fear and embracing the unfamiliar.
ACTION THEATER™ is a map towards increasing one’s awareness and meeting the incredible variety of personal phenomena. Working solo and in groups, participants are lead through improvisation exercises. The exercises are simple, playful and challenging. These exercises develop your capacity to stay in the present moment and fine-tune your perception. They awaken feelings, thoughts, and memories; draw out your imagination, intuition and encourage creative expression. The exercises renew your ability to play and gain new personal insights.
Through the LABAN & SOMATICS WORK we will explore how movement influences our perceptions and our abilities to act in the world. Studying the subtle articulations that stem from the core body, the spine and the pelvic floor most specifically, we will learn to refine our instrument and gain further awareness of the interrelations between our body and the mind. The focus of this work is to notice more deeply the choices we are already making at the bodily level and how those habits are reflected in our thoughts and actions. Learning to shed light to these places we begin to sense more options, and our ability to respond creatively rather than out of habit to the world around us, will increase manyfold.
DURING THIS TRAINING, students will work alone and with others in physical & vocal exercises. These explorations quiet the conceptual mind and hone awareness. Other exercises strengthen and expand skills of performance: movement, voice, composition, listening and relationship. Students increase their ability to hold and express emotion, enliven imagination, and recover lost personal material. Every exercise enlightens the relationship between intention, awareness and action as well as engaging the heart and mind.
THE WORKSHOP is suitable for everyone interested in body-based improvisation who wishes to enhance and refine their expressive imagination and develop vocal, verbal and physical performance skills; dancers, actors, dance/movement therapists, teachers, etc.
STEN RUDSTRØM has worked for over 19 years with Ruth Zaporah, developer of the improvisational performance training process Action Theater™. Widely respected teacher/performer throughout the United States and Europe,n his workshops are high-energy, articulate and promote stronger performance skills. www.stenrudstrom.com, www. actiontheater.com
SATU PALOKANGAS is a performer, educator and a somatic movement therapist whose work is rooted in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, ecology, embodied anatomy, bodywork and dance. Intrigued by change, her work is both subtle and fierce, guides students into meeting the many parts of themselves, challenging and fine-tuning their perceptions of reality. Satu regularly teaches at the Theater Academy of Finland and in dance institutions and festivals around Europe.
917 841 8657 (U.S.)
Fee: $185/$165 if paid by 8 Oct 2010