Category Archives: Workshops

January 7 – March 11, 2015: Weekly OSF workshop with Susanna Hood and Meaghen Buckley, Montreal

à La Poêle, 5333 Casgrain (coin Maguire), #307
les mercredi matins du 7 janvier au 11 mars, 2015 de 9h30 – 12h30
Susanna: 7, 14 janvier; 18, 25 février
Meaghen: 21, 28 janvier; 5, 12 février
Susanna & Meaghen: 4, 11 mars

 

Coût: $240 pour la série complète ($20 non-remboursable pour réserver et le reste payable le premier jour) ou $25 pour un cours
Tarif Spécial: $200 pour la série si le paiement complet et non-remboursable est reçu avant le lundi 5 janvier, 2015.

Pour questions & inscriptions: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

L’Open Source Forms combine l’esprit et les idées intrinsèques du Skinner Releasing avec les pratiques en évolution des professeurs. Susanna propose cette méthode en tant que réceptacle principal au cœur de l’exploration du soi créatif par le mouvement et la voix, guidée par la philosophie que nous sommes tous naturellement des êtres dansants et chantants avec une vaste capacité d’expression, que le mouvement et le son sont deux manifestations physiques de notre tout, et que cette physicalité combinée ouvre une porte sur l’expérience de notre être primordial. L’enseignement de Meaghen ajoute le dessin comme outil supplémentaire pour les éléments de base d’OSF. Le dessin est exploré avec une variété de matériaux comme un autre type de mouvement: sur une surface ainsi que dans l’espace. En interaction avec l’imagerie interne d’OSF, l’acte du dessin devient une autre façon pour l’expérience vécue d’émerger dans le monde, offrant de nouvelles perspectives, de nouveaux matériaux, de nouveaux points d’entrée dans la pratique créative.

Cet atelier guide les participants à travers divers états de conscience dans un contexte d’improvisation. Ils utiliseront l’imagerie comme puissant outil de transformation et tisseront ensemble diverses façons de réchauffer le corps, la voix et l’imagination pour créer une physicalité présente et ouverte. Ce cours hebdomadaire de 3 heures regroupera le matériel de base d’OSF avec un travail vocal, de dessin, et d’improvisation.

Puisque le matériel couvert en classe est cumulatif, on encourage les participants à assister à tous les cours ou au moins, de commencer par le premier cours et de poursuivre de manière consécutive (quelques exceptions possibles.) Les cours sont offerts dans un milieu bilingue.

Open Source Forms draws on the intrinsic ideas and spirit of Skinner Releasing expanded on by the evolving practices of its teachers. Susanna offers this method as the main container for an exploration into the moving, sounding, creative self guided by the philosophy that we are all natural movers and sounders with a vast capacity for expression, that movement and sound are both physical manifestations of our whole self, and that this combined physicality opens a doorway into experiencing our primordial being. Meaghen’s teaching adds drawing as an additional tool to the core elements of OSF. Drawing is explored in a variety of materials as another kind of movement: on a surface as well as in space. Interacting with the internal imagery of OSF, the act of drawing becomes another way for lived experience to emerge into the world, providing new perspectives, new materials, new entry points into creative practice.

As an ‘open source’ system, OSF is focused on creative empowerment of the individual and guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us. The class guides participants through different states of consciousness in an improvisational setting, using imagery as a powerful tool for transformation, and weaving together various ways to warm the body, voice, and the imagination into a ready state of physicality.

This weekly 3-hour class will combine the basic Open Source Forms material with some vocal work, some drawing, and some improvisation. The material from class to class is cumulative, so participants are encouraged to attend either all the classes or consecutive classes starting with the first class (some exceptions apply). Classes are offered in a bilingual setting.

September 20 – 21, 2014: Weekend Workshop with Stephanie Skura, Coventry, UK

September 20 – 21, 2014, Coventry, UK

Two-day weekend Open Source Forms Workshop,
Hosted by Decoda

Open to All!

Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5:30pm

More Information & Bookings

Thank you  for your absolute generosity and joy of what you do and know.  It was a truly transformative experience — in many ways  a homecoming.  So many things I had been working on distinct from one another were synthesized — as well as bits that were darkly asleep!”

 

September 16 – 19, 2014: Graduate Intensive with Stephanie Skura, Coventry, UK

September 16 – 19, 2014, Coventry, UK

Decoda Graduate Intensive 16 –19, hosted by Coventry University
Monday – Friday,10am – 6pm

Second part of Graduate Lab and Graduate Intensive 2014, for current final year dance students and new graduates, to support the transition from student to independent dance artist. Participants will devise a series of performance scores with guidance by renowned U.S. artist Stephanie Skura.

More information

Bookings   open July 1; places must be booked in advance.

“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.”

 

 

SEPTEMBER 8 – 12, 2014: SCORES WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA WITH STEPHANIE SKURA

A radical approach to composition, working with SCORES as a fertile way to find content, method, and structure that’s unique for each project.

At La Caldera: Barcelona Summer Stage International Meeting Point
Institut del Teatre
Monday – Friday, 6 – 9 PM

Also teaching: Susan Klein, Jon Jasperse. With meeting spaces for thematic talks (free), daily 4 – 6 pm.

To Register: Email  aula@lacaldera.info attaching a cv and specifying the courses you want to do.

More information: http://www.lacaldera.info/pages/stage

“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired and inspiring teachers I have ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom and breadth of experience are a gift to those interested in expanding their perception of movement, where it comes from, and how it can trigger deep creativity on numerous levels.”    Juliette Mapp

 

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: