Shifting Ship: an emergent approach to dance-making with Julie Mayo
Saturday, October 30th at 11am-1pm
My dance-making process is made up of many “mini-practices.” It is one of inclusivity, seeing the potential and inspiration in a mishmash of activities. This practice stems from my valuing intuition as an active agent in decision-making and a trust that each of us is working with our own innate (as well as conditioned and learned) intelligence and sensibilities. In this workshop we will work with solo and group performance practices. We'll begin with a somatic warm-up, tuning in and tuning up, our whole selves (perceptual, imaginative, physical, vocal) and move into experimenting with various generative tools. We will make time for performing some of our studies and there will be time for discussion.
**Please bring paper and something to write with and something comfortable to sit on. Open to all.
Julie has been making dances for 20+ years. She is also a performer and a teacher. Her work has been called “an associative, sometimes absurdist choreographer” by the New Yorker and in New York her choreography has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, The Kitchen (DAP), Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks), JACK, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Studios for Dance and alongside the visual artwork of James Bierdeman at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery. Julie has been an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research, Center for Performance Research and is currently a 2021 Gibney DiP Resident Artist. She has been a recipient of residencies at Yaddo, Djerassi, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ucross, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Mount Tremper Arts. She has taught at many universities and colleges as a guest artist, at community venues, and currently teaches through Movement Research, freeskewl, and on her own Zoom’in platform juliemayo.com
Though we request pre-registration, we recommend paying for class at the event. We cannot accommodate refunds and the weather is unpredictable!
Payment is via a tiered system based on economic position. Determine your place on these scales by considering your circumstances of inherited wealth (financial and social capital) / other sources of financial support. Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Disabled, and Trans* folx may pay outside these tiers.
$7-15 - Unemployed
$15-25 - Stable Employment
$25-50 - Artist Supporter
Masks will not be required for class IF everyone in attendance agrees to a masks-optional class during an eyes-closed, anonymous vote at the beginning of class.