COMPOSITION + PRACTICE
A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO IMPROVISATIONAL MOVEMENT + WRITING
w/ Marlee grace
Friday Aug 31, 3pm - Sunday Sept 2, 3pm
Sliding Scale: $350 - $600
Includes food,accommodations, materials
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
During this three day weekend in the studio and open field, we will work as a group to explore improvisation as a practice, as a tool for performance, and as a practical way to process what is around you. As we explore our own inner worlds we will focus on our creative practice through mediums of movement, writing, collage making, experiencing sounds together, laying on the earth, and more.
This workshop is an effort to commune with others dedicated to expressing aliveness through an embodied movement practice. We encourage participants to attend or are committed to deep self inquiry, radical questioning, self forgiveness, and the process of an ever unfolding practice at the individual and community level.
Each day we will work to compose small dances
We will read
We will write
We will lay on the earth
We will talk to each other
We will rest
We will dance
Marlee Grace is an improviser and writer living on the rural coast of California. She works with improvisation as a method for navigating being alive and making work through movement, quilting, writing, and podcasting. Marlee also runs a community space and public studio in Inverness, CA called CENTER.
Marlee has a BFA in Dance from the University of Michigan and has a project called Personal Practice that exists on a photo sharing app. This daily dance documentation project has been featured in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Uppercase Magazine, and more. Marlee works with musicians such as Mary Lattimore, Emily Sprague, Kacey Johansing, Ben Livingston, and more to bring live improvised sounds to her performances and teaching
The cost of this weekend is by sliding scale between $350-600 -- please consider what level you are able to contribute. If you are in position to aid in covering costs for others, it is greatly appreciated.
Accommodations are included: rustic but comfortable, and communal in nature. 4 raised platform tents can house up to 12 people, and include beds, sitting area, small wood stove, and beautiful views! There are shared outdoor bathrooms and shower facilities. Please include any accessibility information we need to know at application, so that we can discuss and accommodate.
Food will be is provided from local farms and includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. Please be sure to include any dietary restrictions in your application.
Getting to and from Succurro is the responsibility of participants, and we will help coordinate carpooling as best we can. Though there are no direct trains to the Western Catskills area, there are daily buses from to Delhi (15 minutes from Succurro) via Adirondack Trailways.
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Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.
PayPal invoices are sent to the email provided and will include a 3% processing fee charged by the service. Checks must be received to Succurro within a week of application to hold your spot.
Thanks for your interest in this weekend workshop! We have a few spaces left, that are first come first serve, and we will process in the order received. Someone will be in touch ASAP.