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Education


Workshops | Master Classes | Residencies

 

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Education


Workshops | Master Classes | Residencies

 

Educational Offerings

Designed to appeal to artists from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and communities; our education program shares performance skills employed in our contemporary dance, site-specific, and immersive works. We bring creative minds together to explore topics through inquiry, experimentation, and collaboration.

Creative Process + Composition

Led by the Artistic Directors of Third Rail Projects, these courses share both the company’s collaborative methods and those that are unique to each director.

Performance + Technique

Our Teaching Artists, all long-standing company members, offer a variety of technique and performance courses, providing generous insights honed from years of experience with audiences in our work.

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Workshops


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Workshops


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

With an open atmosphere for exploration and discourse, our small class sizes create intimate environments where artists can connect and exchange ideas. All workshops are open to all skill levels, but have limited capacity so advanced registration is required.  A dance or movement-based theater background is not required but useful. A willingness and ability to move and explore are the requisites. All in-house workshops are three hours in length, unless otherwise indicated.


May

May Intensive with Co-Artistic Director Tom Pearson

Creating Immersive Work: Movement-Based Studies in Conflict

Series Overview: This new intensive offered by Third Rail Projects Founder and Co-Artistic Director Tom Pearson will feature four aspects of an inquiry into conflict as it pertains to immersive theater, one class per week through the month of May. These offerings may be taken all together or individually, and each will focus on a different type of relationship that is unique to site-specific and experiential storytelling, as crafted from the perspectives of author and performer. All sections of the intensive will be heavily movement-based in terms of their initial focus, though we will also work with additional ideas that include text, environment, objects, the senses, textures, and proximity.

Conflict with Self

Crafting Dynamic Solos and Soliloquy

May 3rd | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Conflict with Scene Partners

Movement-based Duets for Unusual Spaces and Circumstances

May 10th | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Conflict with Environment

Partnering with Real-world Architecture

May 17th | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Conflict with Audience

Crafting one-on-one engagements

May 24th | 11:00am - 2:00pm


Workshop Leaders

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Master Classes


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Master Classes


Master Class Offerings

Our Master Classes are available to academic institutions, arts organizations, and professionals from many industries.  Our classes are customized to share the applicable and relevant aspects of our creative practice that speak to each unique community.

To inquire about a class for your organization, please connect with us at
edu@thirdrailprojects.com

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Teaching Residencies


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Teaching Residencies


RESIDENCY OFFERINGS

Our Teaching Residencies expand our educational offerings into longer curriculums that are tailored to meet the unique interests of each organization or academic program. Participants are encouraged to bring their unique voices and perspectives into the process, experiencing the collaborative approach to art-making that is integral to Third Rail Projects’ work.  These intensive exchanges culminate in performances that range from in-class or small public showings to fully realized productions.

Past Teaching Residencies

To tell us more about your program, connect with us at
edu@thirdrailprojects.com