* please note that the festival is for everybody regardless of experience level, however classes can often be intense and may include technique or skill work. push your edges but know your limits *
The intensives are workshops within the festival studying with one of two artists. These are limited to 30 participants each and consist of 4 hours of daily working in a group.
Morning sessions will be 9:30am-1:30pm Afternoon sessions will be 2:30pm-6:30pm
Because of the focused and cumulative nature of the work, participants in the intensives are asked to enroll and participate in all 4 days.
2017 Intensive teachers are Keith Hennessy and Ishmael Houston Jones
Daily classes will be ongoing from 9:30am to 7:00pm every day. Each class is 2 hours in length and will be taught by a rolling roster of the 9 teaching artists (no intensive teachers). Classes will consist of somatic inquiry/improvisation, technique classes + composition work. These can be signed up for as part of the festival package or on a walk-in basis, however each class is limited to 20 participants on a first come/first serve basis. Class descriptions available HERE
live music when available*
Throughout the festival and alongside the daily classes will be informal workshops, labs and discussions in the smallest of the 3 studios. These will be determined by the members of the festival but could include everything from score/choreography conversations, discussions about diversity and/or socio-political issues, small movement explorations . Studio 3 can also be used as a down-time room. Lab descriptions available HERE
Occasionally we offer mini-workshops within the festival w visiting teachers. Workshops inside the festival may consist of a wide range of topics from film and writing to the applications of costuming + sets/location for performance. This year (2017) Lailye Weidman will be leading a 2 hour workshop the description for which can be found HERE
There will be one movie night/slumber party from 8-11pm on Thursday
When a studio is open w/ nothing scheduled it is available for labbing or training. There will be open studio times most evenings throughout the festival in order to lab or perform with + for one another. An open jam will happen Thursday in Studio 2.
There will be 2 public performances featuring each of the 2017 teaching-artists on Friday and Saturday nights.
There will also be 1 informal group evening performance by attendees of the festival. This is called the Thing and will take place on Sunday evening * more information will be available soon *
*Please stay tuned for more information on the performances