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June 8 – 19, 2015: Two-Week OSF Summer Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

June 8 – 19, 2015,
11 AM – 2:00 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Two-week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-faculty Nate Dryden 

 Open to all! Daily 3-hour 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. 

Cost: $600 or $500 if non-refundable deposit received by April 1.
Bookings: Deposit $100 by April 1 via Paypal or check.  Balance of payment due on May 15.

BALANCE PAYMENT FOR EARLY REGISTRATION

 REGISTRATION AFTER APRIL 1: A FEW PLACES ARE STILL OPEN!

“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. We’re happy to hear from you!

March 23 – 27, 2015: OSF with voice, movement & drawing with Susanna Hood and Meaghen Buckley, Montréal

Série intensive de 5 cours d’avant-midi enseignée par Susanna Hood avec Meaghen Buckley
Intensive series of 5 morning classes taught by Susanna Hood with Meaghen Buckley23 – 27 mars, 9:30am-12:30pm
La Poêle, studio 307, 5333 Casgrain, Montréal

Coût: $125 pour la série complète ($20 non-remboursable pour réserver et la balance payable le premier jour); $25 pour un cours

Tarif Spéciale: $100 pour la série complète si paiement complet et non-remboursable reçu avant le lundi 2 mars

Pour Infos & inscriptions: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

Cette semaine sera une continuation et un développement de la semaine précédente au Studio 303 (https://www.facebook.com/events/358599220957715) et sera ouvert à ceux et celles qui ont déjà étudié avec Susanna ou ont suivi au moins 5 cours de SRT. La participation à l’ensemble de ces deux semaines consécutives font partie des prérequis à la formation d’enseignement d’OSF.

This week will be a continuation and development of the previous week at Studio 303 (https://www.facebook.com/events/358599220957715) and will be open to anyone who has either already studied with Susanna or has participated in at least the first 5 classes of SRT. Participation in whole of these two consecutive weeks counts towards the prerequisite for OSF Teacher Training.

À Propos/About OSF

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 le matériel 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 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.

Biographies

Installée à Montréal depuis l’automne 2010, Susanna Hood, fondatrice et ancienne directrice artistique de hum, est une virtuose incontournable du monde de la danse et de la musique. Depuis plus d’une décennie, elle se consacre à un travail de synthèse de la voix et du mouvement dans le cadre d’une pratique dynamique de création de performances intimes, sensuelles et à l’état brut. Après un séjour au Toronto Dance Theatre de 1991 à 1995, elle a travaillé comme artiste indépendante et interprété des œuvres de divers chorégraphes, compositeurs, et cinéastes canadiens (dont Tedd Robinson, John Oswald, Nilan Perera et Phillip Barker). Elle s’est produite à plusieurs reprises dans le cadre de spectacles d’improvisation en danse et en musique. Depuis 1991, ses collaborations, ses propres chorégraphies et ses compositions musicales ont été présentées sur scène et à l’écran à Toronto, au Canada et sur la scène internationale.

Professeure à l’école Toronto Dance Theatre et à l’École de Danse Contemporain de Montréal en improvisation et éléments de composition respectivement, Susanna enseigne aussi l’improvisation et la synthèse de la voix et du mouvement dans le cadre d’ateliers indépendants au Canada depuis 2004. En 2010, elle a obtenu sa certification pour enseigner la méthode Open Source Forms (OSF) qui combine les principes de la méthode Skinner Releasing avec l’évolution des pratiques de ses enseignants. Depuis 2012, Susanna travail aussi comme enseignant-formateur d’OSF.

Artiste et enseignante, Meaghen Buckley vit et travaille à Montréal. Avec une formation en danse, en beaux-arts et en théorie linguistique, sa pratique créative explore l’interaction du corps et des textes sous plusieurs formes, entre autres la performance, l’installation artistique, et les systèmes encourageant la participation du public. Elle a enseigné la danse et l’art visuel, notamment à Vancouver entre 2010 et 2014, où elle a élaboré des cours alliant la production d’objets et de performances autour d’un même thème. Elle détient un baccalauréat de l’université McGill et un BFA de l’université Emily Carr. Elle a participé à des expositions à Berlin et en Suède ainsi qu’à de nombreuses galeries à Vancouver. Elle est certifiée comme enseignante d’OSF depuis 2014.

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Based in Montreal since 2010, Susanna Hood is a compelling and virtuosic performer in dance and music and was the artistic director of her interdisciplinary performance company hum dansoundart from 2000 till 2013. She began her career as a member of the Toronto Dance Theatre from 1991 through 1995. Independently, she has performed the works of various Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers (including Tedd Robinson, John Oswald, Nilan Perera, and Phillip Barker) and has performed widely as an improviser both in dance and music. For over a decade, she has been synthesizing voice and movement into a dynamic practice through which she creates intimate, raw and sensual performance work. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991.

Part-time teacher at both the School Toronto Dance Theatre and l’École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal in improvisation and elements of composition respectively, Susanna also teaches improvisation and synthesis of voice and movement through independent workshops in Canada since 2004. In 2010 she was certified to teach Open Source Forms (OSF) that combines the principles of Skinner Releasing method with the varied and developing practices of its teachers. Since 2012, Susanna has also become a teacher trainer for OSF.

Meaghen Buckley is an artist and teacher based in Montréal. Trained in dance, visual arts, and theoretical linguistics, her creative practice explores the interaction of body and text in a variety of forms including performance, installation art, and structures for audience participation. She has taught both art and dance technique classes, most recently in Vancouver from 2010–2014, where she also created classes fusing object-making and performance-making around a common theme. She holds a BA from McGill University and a BFA from Emily Carr University. Her work has been exhibited in Berlin and Göteborg, Sweden, as well as in a number of Vancouver-area galleries. She was certified as a teacher of Open-Source Forms in 2014.

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.

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: