Whatever story we consciously work with as performers, our bodies tell the true tale. Through playful investigation and deep experimentation we can narrow the gap between an idea and the deeper story that is being told and received through our movement, presence, and voice.
In this workshop, we will begin our investigation and experimentation with three questions: What types of stories do we tell when we move, write, or speak/sing? How might we use all three of these to unearth a personal narrative with courage? Who is our story meant for? Other questions and departure points will surface as we explore several paths including vocal/breath work, shared writing, and structured movement improvisation. Come ready to playfully test your limits!
The workshop is appropriate for older teens and adults with any level of experience with words and/or movement. Participants, please bring a notebook and a towel or small blanket.
$45, $36 for ASK Members
clyde forth is a choreographer, dancer, and visual artist currently living in upstate New York. She has been creating and producing original dance works for over 25 years while also appearing in projects co-created with other dance makers, and making site-specific visual theater works. In 2014 she founded and is Artistic Director of Lokasparsa Dance Projects. Recent work has been presented at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Zen Mountain Monastery, Bridge for Dance in NYC, Byrdcliffe Theater, Art Omi, Mount Tremper Arts, and at the Booking Dance festival in Edinburgh Scotland. In 2019 her evening length solo, The Southern Thing, was presented in the ASK Presents inaugural season at Arts Society of Kingston. clyde has been on faculty or been a guest artist in dance and visual art departments at several colleges and arts organizations including Bennington College, Eugene Lang College, University of the Arts, Goucher College, Towson University, SUNY Ulster, SUNY New Paltz, and Kaatsbaan. Improvisation and its relationship to spiritual practices is one of her core interests as a teacher and all around ‘movement nerd’.