COMPOSITION + PRACTICE
A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO IMPROVISATIONAL MOVEMENT + WRITING
w/ Marlee grace
Friday May 17, 3pm - Sunday May 19, 3pm
Includes food + accommodations
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
During this 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 in many places but mostly Michigan. She works with improvisation as a method for navigating being alive and making work through movement, quilting, writing, and hosting the CENTER residency.
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.
The cost of this weekend is $465, and includes food and accommodations. Students are responsible for their travel to and from Succurro. Please see below for more specifics.
Accommodations are included: rustic but comfortable, and communal in nature. For those who would like to sleep in nature, 4 raised platform tents can house up to 12 people, and include beds, sitting area, and beautiful views! There is a shared outdoor bathroom, and indoor shower facilities. For those who would like to sleep indoors, there is a dorm-style room that houses 8 people, with ensuite bathroom. There are also 2 private rooms available, with shared bath, for an additional nightly fee. 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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You will be sent an invoice via Paypal, which is due upon receipt to hold your seat. Please provide an email address that is appropriate for both communication and receiving this invoice.
Full refunds, less a $20 admin fee, will be granted up to one month prior; 50% refunds will be granted up to two weeks prior; no refunds within the two weeks leading up to arrival.