Dance-Theater Devising Intensive #3

We are looking for artists to join Loom Ensemble to help create our 2019 show. We will be exploring body shame, self-destructive behavior and self-love. Performers will need to travel to our residency center in VT, and will be part of an intensive training, rehearsing, creating period. We are offering 3 Devising Intensives this fall. All performances and performance opportunities are still pending, though we plan to tour this work to Dubai and USA in 2019 — performers who are part of the creation process will be considered for the tours.

This is a particularly good fit for performers who are passionate about dance/theater training, are skilled in collaborative creation, interested in seeing what it’s like to be part of a rural company, living on an organic farm, sharing a communal lifestyle, and are curious about meditation.

Why Come? What will we do?
–Daily dance-theater training with other committed performers
–Rehearse and develop new material together
–Do table work/have awesome, thoughtful conversations
–Practice mediation and sing every day
–Watch the leaves change color and swim in the river
–Live in community, share meals together (food from our huge garden!), drink wine by the fire
–Be on a creative retreat
–Get to know other kick-ass artists
–See our rad community (the Art Monastery) in Vermont, and imagine your life here… ????

Devising Intensive
–During these weekends we will maintain a daily schedule of training in the morning, rehearsals in the afternoon, and discussions in the evening.
–Come to one, come to all three, write us if you are interested but can only come for part of the time.
–All performances and performance opportunities are still pending, though we plan to tour this work to Dubai and USA in 2019.

Context/history:
Since 2012 Loom Ensemble has been developing and touring new work in USA, Europe, and Dubai for 8 years:
–“Say I Am You” development started in 2012, premiered Dubai in 2013, and made it to NYC at The Wild Project in 2014
–“Prime” was developed at the Art Monastery Project in Italy, hit Dubai in 2014 and toured NYC, CO, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Germany.
–“Bootstraps” started in Colorado, premiered Dubai in 2016, and has toured NYC, VT, MA, and NC. Repeat performances in NC are schedule for this August.
–“Fading Brightness” development started at the Art Monastery Project in 2017, premiered in Dubai in 2018, and US performances are coming soon.
–Devising Intensives begin this summer for the next project…

To apply, please email LoomEnsemble@gmail.com
–Statement of interest. 1-2 paragraphs giving us some context about your background and interest in collaboratively devising ensemble-based music, dance and theater.
–Headshot + resume
–Website / reel / work samples

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Neva Cockrell is a dancer, director, and movement instructor. She tours internationally with Pilobolus (China, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Dubai, Mexico, Israel, and US) and directs new dance-theater works in the US, Dubai, and Europe with her company Loom Ensemble. When she isn't directing or performing, she is teaching her own movement technique, Catalyst Training, which she developed in 2016. She is based at the Art Monastery in Springfield, VT. Her life path is deeply ground in communal living, body-based activities, art-making, being outside, and contemplative practice.