OSF Advanced Practice Weekly Online Sessions

18 October – 20 December 2020
Sundays 10 AM – 12 PM Seattle time [zoom]

[In your own time zone: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com]

Rotating Facilitators: Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, Keely Isaak Meehan, Stephanie Skura

Following our surprisingly rewarding experiences offering Open Source Forms programs ONLINE VIA ZOOM in July and September, we’re excitedly following up with two-hour weekly online Advanced Practice OSF Sessions beginning October 18, 2020. 

Designed for those who’ve experienced the full spectrum (3 weeks) of Introductory OSF or SRT
, and want to deepen their practice and/or pursue OSF Teacher Certification. 

We discovered we can indeed feel in-community with each other despite inhabiting separate far-flung environments. That we can experience rewarding levels of intimacy, adventure, trust and compassion. And that with a playful approach to screens, we’re able to find new forms while avoiding the dreaded ‘zoom fatigue.’

Advanced OSF material is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from advanced Skinner Releasing practice. It’s where OSF/SRT Introductory work is headed! New alignment insights, new depths, more & deeper deep-states, transporting imagery.  Joan Skinner did not intend Advanced Level SRT to be codified or limited to the 12 ‘Ongoing’ SRT classes.  She left us with a wealth of material not included in those 12 classes. Our advanced sessions are culled from decades of notes, explorations, and advanced material created and passed on by Joan and other veterans, integrated with improvisation experiments — material developed and augmented by Stephanie and other experienced OSF & SRT teachers during the past 25 years.

We’re the only SRT or OSF teachers on the planet, that we know of, currently creating classes at this advanced level! 

To ensure responsible facilitation, participant numbers are limited. Hold your place by registering for the whole series at a significant discount, or register in advance for single sessions.

Once again, we offer three payment options: full price, online price, and out-of-work price. Full price participants help subsidize those in our field who are, sadly, out of work for the duration — THANK YOU!

A way of moving toward wholeness, sanity, & creative empowerment in our increasingly challenging political climate. 

“Brought me back into a place of great buoyancy & creativity…Such a profoundly empowering, healing & creative body of work.”  Gillian McGinty, California

“It was very important for me to engage in this creative practice, awaken new pathways of my imaginative & physical self, & to be held with such care even in the virtual medium.”

“What a delightful time to spend by the screen that normally just brings tense body & stressed mind — but now what a releasing, healing, creative, touching & funny time it has brought. Thank you for your courage,efforts & generosity to realize this.”  Titta Court, SRT teacher, Finland

Practice & Process Montreal Oct 30-Nov 1, 2020

Weekend Intensive co-facilitated by Sarah Bild & Susanna Hood (bilingual Eng/Fr)

La Poêle studio, Montreal

Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2020

Friday, 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm (with 1hr lunch break)

*COVID alternative dates: Dec 4 – 6, 2020, same hours

Full workshop: $125

Fri night, Sat & Sun 10am-12pm: $65

8-person max, preference given to full workshop participants

Info, registration and payment: lapoele307@gmail.com

Pulling from their practices of Open Source Forms and Action Theater™, Susanna Hood and Sarah Bild will guide us through physical and sensory awakening of the body/mind to prepare us for creative practice. Inviting breath and imagery into the physical self, we will open ourselves to our physical and metaphorical environment and practice noticing, tending to and following creative impulses as they arise, opening a dialogue between inner experience and outer awareness. How does one impulse invite another? How do we give shape to those impulses? How do we embody them for full expression? How do we frame them in space and time? These are questions we will investigate and experience in the afternoon hours.

OSF Beyond Beginnings Online Oct/Nov 2020

10 classes of Intermediate-level OSF material + improvisation

Facilitated by Susanna Hood (bilingual English/French)

Possible as drop-in for those who have experienced OSF basics

Wednesday, 1pm-3pm EST

October 7 – December 9, 2020

Each class: full price – $25; un/underemployed price: $10

Info, registration, and payment: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

Trova la tua danza con open source forms – October 2020

Il 2 ottobre 2020 dalle 18:30 alle 20:30 comincia questo corso breve fatto di 9 classi da 2 ore presso lo Spazio Teatro IDRA in via Moretto, 78 a Brescia. Il corso prevede la prima lezione di prova gratuita che sarà parte delle 9 classi. Per iscriversi alla prova contattare segreteria@residenzaidra.it – tel. 030 291592 – per chi ha già esperienza nel percorso sarà possibile iscriversi ad una sola delle classi (o più) sempre contattando Spazio Teatro IDRA.

Open Source Forms è basato su Skinner Realising Technique. Si tratta di un percorso guidato, una pratica esperienziale e orientata al processo individuale che affonda le sue radici nella danza contemporanea d’avanguardia, Alexander Technique e altre discipline.

These 9 classes of Open Source Forms start on the 2nd of October from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Brescia (via Moretto, 78 – Spazio Teatro IDRA) – ITALY. This path offers a free starting class. To subscribe please contact: segreteria@residenzaidra.it – tel. 030 291592. For those experienced in the work, drop-in classes are available: segreteria@residenzaidra.it – tel. 030 291592.

info: http://www.idrafactory.it

Waitlist Open for 2020 OSF Sourcing Deeper with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Apply Now!

The 2020 OSF Sourcing Deeper Program is currently full. However, we have a waitlist open for qualified applicants. Please apply below if you are interested in this program.

Please Note:

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.

July 6-24, 2020
Monday – Friday, mornings & afternoons: 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm PDT
Location: ONLINE

Faculty: Stephanie Skura, Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

Jump to Pre-requisites and Application

The  3-WEEK OSF SOURCING DEEPER  preparatory program (formerly called OSF Pre-Teacher-Training) is designed for experienced OSF & Skinner Releasing practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may want to take the work in other directions.

Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs.  It’s also designed for those who might take the work in other directions —  e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or purely for study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time. 

OSF Sourcing Deeper is a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of skills & concepts that allow facilitators to create seemingly magical environments conducive to deeply transformative experiences. 

The program includes the full spectrum of Introductory Level OSF material in morning sessions, plus substantive afternoon participatory discussions, vocal practice, sophisticated improvisational practice, hands-on practice, writing & drawing practice, language & music considerations — plus related readings in relevant philosophical topics that enhance our understanding of the profound concepts underlying this practice. For those who choose to follow with OSF Teacher Training, Sourcing Deeper will render the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun!

After Seattle sessions conclude, Sourcing Deeper participants planning to join an OSF Teacher Training Program will continue their process during the intervening year with independent study projects, including faculty feedback via skype or email.

Fees

For the online program in July 2020, we are offering three price options for those accepted into this program:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation: $1170 USD (since online program expenses are reduced –no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses– we are able to offer this special discount )

2) If you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more you can opt to pay full price: $1752 USD (former early-bird discount rate). We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) For those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees we offer a further reduced rate: $585 USD (50% of online fee) .

Once accepted to the program registration and payment is due by 30 May 2020. Enrollment in Sourcing Deeper is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Registration information will be provided upon acceptance. Please see the form below to apply!

PREREQUISITES FOR OSF SOURCING DEEPER

Applicants for OSF Sourcing Deeper need experience with a minimum of two consecutive weeks of Introductory Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing Technique, preferably within the past two years. To apply for OSF Sourcing Deeper Seattle 2020, please complete the application below.

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Waitlist open for OSF Summer Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Please Note:

The OSF Open Workshop is now full, please contact us below to be added to our waitlist.

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

July 6 – 24, 2020
Mornings: Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm PDT
Location: ONLINE

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Susanna Hood & Nate Dryden, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

 Open to all! Daily 2-hour sessions. No prior experience necessary. Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience with OSF or Skinner Releasing Technique.

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

Workshop participants will join Sourcing Deeper OSF participants for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing 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, and visionary organization-building.

Deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), OSF involves shedding outer layers, accessing primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, imagery as potent tool for transformation, & developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration & individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, inviting the mind to collaborate. OSF sessions offer potent tools to access freedom, specificity & courage in movement, vocal practice & creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.

*Satisfies pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper Programs*

FEES (All transaction fees included)

For OSF July 2020 online workshops, we’re offering three fee options:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation [specific amounts below], since online program expenses are reduced (no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses). 

2) You can opt to pay full price (former early-bird discount rate)if you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more. We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) Further reduced rate  (50% of online fee) for those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees. 

New fees for each program:
2-week Open Workshop:
Full price $515. Online: $350. Out-of-work: $175
3-week Open Workshop:
Full price $670. Online $450. Out-of-work:  $225

Registration and payment due by May 30.

Join the Waiting List or Ask a Question:

“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.”

OSF DROP-IN CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES, APRIL – MAY 2020

alexx shilling teaches Open Source Forms at Stomping Ground LA

Sundays, 11am – 1pm

April 5 // 12 // 19 // 26

May 3 // 10 // 17 // 24 // 31

5453 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032

Drop-In / Single Class: $20

4-Class Pack: $70

8-Class Pack: $120

DESCRIPTION:
Dancing reveals the magic of being. We can meet our whole graceful, courageous, messy, formal selves through familiar and unfamiliar ways of moving. Open Source Forms is the burgeoning stepchild of Skinner Releasing Technique that prioritizes non-anatomical language and imagery as a way to access our poetic selves more fully. In this world, we might shift nimbly from lying on the floor to dancing with abandon, letting go of assumptions and tapping into our own innate wisdom. 

Sourced from the deep research of Joan Skinner who was influenced directly and indirectly by many people, lineages and histories, I received the work through Stephanie Skura. Laurel Jenkins and Lionel Popkin introduced me to Skinner Releasing Technique.

Email mail@AlexxMakesDances.com for more information
No one turned away for lack of funds