Using Your Voice
W/ Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Saturday, October 7 – 11:00am - 3:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

The ability to control your voice when speaking in different environments is an important skill for both performance and everyday life.  Led by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner, this workshop focuses on vocalization from a somatic perspective, looking at breath, sound, and speech through anatomy, physiology and movement. Drawing from her work with Third Rail Projects performers, Marissa helps participants find ease, flexibility, and confidence in vocal expression. This workshop is open to everyone and all skill levels. 

Immersive Performance Skills: Communicating and Connecting with Audience
W/ Tara o'con

Saturday, October 28 – 11:00am - 2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

In this workshop we will explore techniques that allow us to embody material with clarity and consistency, while maintaining a sense of curiosity and improvisation that is responsive to the present moment and our audience, whether it is one person or many.  This balancing act is an essential approach to allowing our most honest selves to both be seen and to inspire genuine connection with our audience. A dance or theater background is not required but a willingness to move and improvise is essential. 

Messages from the Unconscious: Dreams and the Generative Process
W/ Tom Pearson

Wednesday, October 11 – 10:00am - 4:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

Tom Pearson (Co-Founder of Third Rail Projects and Co-Creator of Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise) offers this six-hour intensive, combining two of his most popular workshops: Cultivating Creative Space and Dream Logic and The Medial Self. This full day intensive focuses on cultivating responsive avenues for inspiration which explore solid and practical techniques to prepare and make room for the Muse in our daily lives. How do we create a nurturing framework for our visions, and when inspiration arrives, how do we practice listening in order to decode its messages (both the personal and archetypal) – through quieting ourselves, active imagination, and dream interpretation? What, then, are the questions we ask of our visions, and how do we take the symbolic extracts and create new life from the threads of meaning into our work and our lives? No requisite except an open and curious mind and willingness to participate in a wide variety of exercises and techniques.

Immersive Performance Skills: Creating a Cinematic Movement Practice
W/ Tara o'con

Sunday, October 29 – 11:00am - 2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

This workshop focuses on tools that deepen our ability to remain present and aware of the nuances of our experience and the environment around us while in performance. How can we move in a way that fully embodies our physical and cognitive experience and engages our audience in clear dynamic visual storytelling? Participants will practice making various physical and compositional choices, examining how these choices capture the viewer’s eye, and impact how movement is perceived. A dance or theater background is not required but a willingness to move and improvise is essential. 

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