Using the available range of motion, participants will explore relating story, concept, or mood through physical movement in a performance setting. Based on the ever-evolving techniques and aesthetics of butoh-inspired dance, Dr. Gerardo will lead a three-day workshop to examine and develop skills to nurture the ability to put the intention of imagination into immediate physical effect and to interact spontaneously with others toward the goal of performance, which will be shared at the end of the workshop in a public presentation.
No prior experience required.
Minimum age 16 years old (exceptions for those with prior dance training.)
The workshop will culminate in a showing that will be open to the general public on May 17 @ 2pm.
Early registration provides discounts and is highly recommended.
Space is limited for Packages #2 & #3.
Early Bird discount ends on February 14, 2020.
Multiple levels of participation are available. Please read the following carefully to select your desired level of registration.
Pricing and Schedule:
Package #1: Action Art Student (all ages and abilities)--$25
Thursday, May 14, 7-9pm Public Welcome
Introduction Talk with Film PLUS admission to performance May 17
Package #2: Workshop Participant
$180 early bird/$200 regular/$220 Day-of registration
Includes Package #1 PLUS:
Friday, May 15, 5-9pm
Basic Principles & Theory; Creative Exporation & Practice
Saturday, May 16, 12-3pm
Theory & Pratix
Package #3: Workshop Performer
$255 early bird/ $275 regular/ $$295 Day-of
Includes Packages#1 & #2 PLUS:
Saturday, May 16, 2-5pm
Exploration & Coordination
Sunday, May 17, 12-2pm
Warm-up, Practice & Preparation
Sunday, May 17, 2-3pm--Open to the Public
Performance presentation --Suggested donation of $10
Short Bio for Hortense Gerardo:
Hortense Gerardo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Performing Arts at Lasell College and the Artist In Residence at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston. Her teachers in butoh include Maureen Fleming, SU-EN, Katsura Kan, Atsushi Takenouchi, Eiko and Komo, Tadshi Endo, Mari Osanai, Akira Kasai, Moeno Wakamatsu, and Ko Murobushi. Recent works include: RAZE THE BAR (Fence International Network in La Charité-Sur-Loire) SHADOW | PROOF HOUSE, GLASS HEART SOLOS and CRAFTING HIGH ART (Nuit Blanche, Toronto). Commissioned works include, Amputation for Project Guggenheim, American Rose, for the American Friends Service Committee and Smith College, and Drums of a Common Language for Odaiko New England.
For more information: www.hortensegerardo.com and
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