Alexandra Beller Summer 2018 Intensive
with Alexandra Beller and guests
June 11-15, 2018
at Gallim Studio
520 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Get a taste of a different ways of moving, performing and making in a week with Alexandra Beller and guests. Each day starts with a one hour Somatics class with Alexandra Beller, followed by a Technique/Repertory process with a rotating teacher and concluding with a master class focusing on a different performance or creation practice. Space is limited, sign up today!
10am-11:15am: Somatics/Bartenieff Fundamentals with Alexandra Beller
11:30-3pm: Technique/Repertory Process with: Kelly Bartnik, Maria Bauman, Olivier Tarpaga, Alexandra Beller, others (lunch break between 1 and 1:30pm)
3:15-4:45pm: Master Class Process with: Todd Coulter, Alexandra Beller (Movement Choir), Deborah Black (The Viewpoints), others
About our classes:
SOMATICS WITH ALEXANDRA:
Using principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals, the class focuses on improving body mechanics, increasing efficient movement patterns, and conditioning the body to choose the most organic functional pathway for any given movement situation. Daily start to further practices. Monday-Friday 10am-11:15am.
Each day, a different choreographer teaches a three hour course: starting with a full movement technique class and followed by Repertory from their company. This year's teachers include Maria Bauman/MB Dance, Kelly Bartnik, Alexandra Beller, and more.
is a NY-based choreographer, performer, teacher and producer. She is an original cast member of the Boston and NY productions of Sleep No More, originating the role of Bald Witch. She has also performed with Witness Relocation (The Loon), Optika Moderna (Waking La Llorona) Cora Dance (Prey, Elsewhere), Melissa Briggs Dance, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (Midsummer Nights Dream – Puck), Woodshed Collective, Carl Hancock Rux, William Pope L., Switch N Play, and Shelter Theatre Group (Macbeth). Her own work has been presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX, BRIC Studio, DTW (formerly), Dixon Place, Joyce Soho, James Madison University, Long Island University, Dogtown Dance Theater, and Arena Stage. Kelly has been a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College, co-director of BAXCo and is currently teaching Advance Contemporary at Mark Morris and Advanced Movement for NYU’s Playwright’s Horizons Theater School. She is also in the process of mounting and directing a new long-term immersive series entitled HERE. KELLYBARTNIK.COM + HERENY.COM
About Technique/Repertory: In approaching a technique/repertory combination, we will start from a place of accessing a heightened physical and emotional awareness for the individual in a supported environment, accessing a state of released inhibitions while harnessing our intuitions and intentions. With this groundwork laid, the repertory portion of the class will explore the degree to which our full presence can be utilized to spark genuine responses from a place of guttural physical response, focus and narrative investigation.
Each day concludes with a master class focused on a different performance practice or way of creating. Instructors include Deborah Black (The Viewpoints), Todd Coulter (pictured), Alexandra Beller (Movement Choir) and more.
The Viewpoints with Deborah Black
About the Six Viewpoints: In this class, we will tune into the body and mind to develop a heightened presence to gravity, balance, tension, and release in movement. Using this awakened body, we will move into a improvisations with the individual Viewpoints (space, time, movement, shape, story, emotion) and their dialogue with one another. The theory of postmodernism will be discussed and embodied to see how it creates a dialogue across differences, a toppling and re-building of hierarchies, and a new definition of collaboration.
Deborah Black is a multi-disciplined embodied artist and teacher. She has trained with both Mary Overlie and SITI Company. From 2013-2016 she was based in Europe teaching The Viewpoints at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg (NL) as well as workshops in Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the UK. While previously living in NYC for nearly 15 years and working with Deborah Hay, Siobhán Cronin, Joe Williams, and the SITI Company, she began her current research of collective and individual daily practices, conflict management, the space between dance and theatre, and ecology. She has a BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Breaking the Canon with Todd Coulter
TODD COULTER has been teaching acting and directing for over a decade and has developed and performed in hybrid works that live somewhere between the camps of theater and dance. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and his productions have earned regional awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He has taught in the Northeast at Colby and Wesleyan and has been a guest artist at Princeton. He has played cello in the Queer Urban Orchestra and Orchestra Amadeus. You may have seen him at Gibney or in Alexandra’s classes from time to time.
In our time together we will look at both traditional ways to create character in so-called canonical texts only to break those rules to explore different approaches to text, gender, and performance.
SIGN UP FOR OUR 2018 SUMMER INTENSIVE:
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SIGN UP USING THE FORM BELOW AND MAKE A $50 DEPOSIT FOR YOUR SPACE TO BE RESERVED. PLEASE REVIEW CANCELLATION POLICY BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP.
Summer Intensive: Deposit is non-refundable. AB Dances will provide a full refund of course price minus deposit if reservation is cancelled before 6 weeks in advance of first start day (by April 30). By May 16, 2018: 1/2 of full course price is due. At that time (May 16, 2018) only half of full course price (minus nonrefundable deposit) will be refunded. Full payment for course is due by Monday, May 28, 2018 (two weeks in advance of start date). At this time no part of the full course price is refundable (exceptions made ONLY on a case-by-case basis). If you have something you believe could be a conflict, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at sign up to discuss options.
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