Kinesthetic Costumes

This week-long performance workshop dives into the kinesthetic dimension of costumes. The warm-up will draw from the Skinner Releasing Technique to cultivate performers' presence and responsiveness to materials. Participants will build costumes with fabric, paper, tape, and wood, move in response to the materials, and inhabit a devised performance structure. The aim is to evoke visually rich imagery from the embodied experience. Performers of all ages and abilities are welcome. No dance experience necessary, only a desire to explore and deepen.
August 7-10 (Monday-Thursday) 5:30-8:30 at Contemporary Dance and Fitness
August 11th (Friday) 5 pm tech, 8 pm performance at Phantom Theater
August 12th (Saturday) 6 pm call, 8 pm performance at Phantom Theater
Call 802.229.4676 or visit to register!

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Laurel Jenkins choreography has been presented by the Getty Center, Automata, REDCAT, Danspace, and in Berlin, Coventry, and Tokyo. Jenkins has been commissioned to choreograph for L.A. Contemporary Dance Company and The Wooden Floor. She was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company (2007­-2012) and performs in Vicky Shick’s dances and in the opera Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms directed by Peter Sellars. Jenkins holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA from UCLA, and is the recipient of an Asian Cultural Council Grant.


August 7–12, 2017




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Published June 30, 2017