All posts by Stephanie Skura

Choreographer, director, teacher, writer, and creator of Open Source Forms.

June 16 – 27, 2014: Two-Week OSF Summer Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura

June 16 – 27, 2014, Seattle
11 AM – 2:00 PM, Mon – Fri

Washington Hall
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA

Two-week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop
 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura. Open to all! 


Daily 3-hour sessions.
For anyone interested in OSF teacher training in the future, & everyone interested in OSF sessions. No prior experience necessary.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

This workshop brings together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community-building, and visionary organization-development. 

Contact & Registration

Cost: $600
Contact Keely at info@opensourceforms.com to register.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

Contact us with inquiries:

 

April 2, 3, 4, 2014: OSF with Stephanie Skura in New York City at Movement Research

April 2, 3, 4, 2014: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,  2:30 – 5:30 PM
Cost: $100

At Movement Research
New York, NY

Freedom + Rigor + Courage

Methods for conceptual & creative freedom, specificity, integraton, courage & depth in movement, vocals & performance. With juicy experiments finding pathways between conscious & subconscious, movement & voice, witnessing & participating.
Bring paper & pens for writing & drawing.

MORE INFO: http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops

“The most inspiring teacher of movement-based creative process I know.” Alex Crowe, UK Teacher/Choreographer

Fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), Skura developed Open Source Forms (OSF) after 12 years as SRT’s core faculty, & decades of radical performance practice. OSF is about cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of SRT & creative process: shedding outer layers, finding primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, & imagery as powerful tool for transformation. Drawing on her innovative research in improvisation & composition, Skura’s teaching derives from a process that supports diversity, collaboration, & individual empowerment.

April 14 – 25, 2014: Two-Week OSF Workshop in London with Stephanie Skura

April 14 – 25, 2014, London, UK
10 AM – 1:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Two-week Open Source Forms London Workshop

Opportunity to study intensively in Europe with OSF creator Stephanie Skura. Partially fulfills prerequisites for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program. 

London Buddhist Arts Centre
Bullards Place
London E2 0PT

Cost: £400 or £315 if non-refundable deposit received by 15 February 2014
Enquiries: Contact Iris Chan at osfukbookings@gmail.com
Booking: Send deposit of £150 by 1 Feb to secure early booking discount via Paypal – please email for details. Balance of payment for all bookings due on 15 March.
World class genius and one of the most  imaginative artists I know. She got my students on fire & me in a roaring blaze.” Ariel Blau, teacher, theater maker, puppetry wizard

May 23-25, 2014: OSF Weekend Workshop in San Francisco with Stephanie Skura

Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 23, 24, 25, 2014
Friday 5 – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5 PM

Stephanie Skura in the Bay Area is made possible by the Bridge Project, a program of Hope Mohr Dance bringing notable choreographers and master teachers to the Bay Area.

More info: Contact Hope Mohr Dance at hopemohr@gmail.com

“I felt lithe, powerful, and always more whole than I am accustomed to feeling – a complete being moving with hypersensitive integration. A beautiful day – endless ideas, limitless energy.” 

June 16 – 27, 2014: Two-Week OSF Summer Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura

June 16 – 27, 2014, Seattle
11 AM – 2:00 PM, Mon – Fri

Two-week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop
 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura. Open to all! 
Daily 3-hour sessions.
For anyone interested in OSF teacher training in the future, & everyone interested in OSF sessions. No prior experience necessary.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

This workshop brings together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community-building, and visionary organization-development. 

Contact & Registration:   Register early to reserve a place!

Cost: $600 or $500 if non-refundable deposit received by March 15.
Info: Contact Keely at info@opensourceforms.com
Bookings: Send deposit of $100 by March 15 to secure early booking discount via Paypal — email for details. Balance of payment due on May 15.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

Contact us with inquiries:

 

Stephanie Skura

A “radical & perpetual innovator”, Stephanie has created interdisciplinary movement-based performances for three decades. Her process focuses on the power and totality of each performer, collaboratively discovering & developing material.

Called “a major American experimentalist”, she has an international reputation for adventurous work, performing and teaching in 30 of the United States and 15 countries. Her New York City-based touring company performed worldwide for 15 years.

Skura’s current work, including Sacrilege is Needed. Competency is Hell., The Corduroy PrayerTwo Huts, and Noir Noir Noir, integrates a radically visceral approach to language, continuing her life-long investigations of the boundaries & intersections of dance, theater, poetry and performance.

Now based in the Pacific Northwest, she works independently with several companies, artists and institutions. She was on Graduate Faculty at the University of Washington School of Drama Professional Actors Training Program, and Core Faculty of the Skinner Releasing Institute, working closely with SRT creator Joan Skinner. She’s taught at such places as the American Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, European Dance Development Center, Naropa Institute, Movement Research in New York, and in residencies at many colleges and universities around the country.

Her work has toured at major festivals in Zurich, Vienna, Lisbon, Budapest, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, France & Canada, and at such US venues as the Walker Art Center In Minneapolis, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and in New York City at Roulette, Dance Theater Workshop, the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, Central Park Summerstage, Danspace Project, and Performance Space 122.

She created and directs Open Source Forms, a practice and teacher training program focusing on deep commonalities of Skinner Releasing and creative process. From 2005-10, she was Associate Artistic Director of The Gravity Project, an integrative theater company weaving movement, design, music, and poetic text. She’s a regular guest artist at Juniata College’s  theater department, and helped develop its innovative curriculum.

Skura has received 7 Choreography Fellowships and 5 Dance Company Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, one of the first “Bessie Awards” for Choreography, and many other government, foundation and corporate grants, as well as commissions from several dance companies. She holds a BFA & MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

An innovative teacher & mentor, Skura’s worldwide influence on students, teachers, artists, choreographers, and audience members has been a major force in the field of dance and performance. With a deep respect for individual diversity, and a sturdy respect for the subconscious, her work is guided by integration of body/mind/heart, creativity & technique, form & content, art & healing, intellect & intuition.

Her non-fiction & poetry have appeared in several literary journals, and in Dance Magazine, the Village Voice, Contact Quarterly, and the book Reimaging America: Art & Social Change.