Tag Archives: improvisation

OSF Beyond Beginnings Online, March 15 – April 19, 2022 with Susanna Hood

Tuesdays from 1-3pm ET (Montreal)
March 15 – April 19, 2022
Price: $120 CAD

These classes are destined for anyone who has had at least the first week of OSF/SRT Introductory material. Depending on enrollment, I may play with some remixing as in the Jan/Feb series. However I will prioritize foundational sequences,  beginning with material from the second week for anyone experiencing this level of the work for the first time.


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

OSF Basics Online, Jan 26 – February 23, 2022 with Susanna Hood

Wednesdays from 1-3pm ET (Montreal)
January 26 – Feb 23, 2022
Price: $100 CAD

These classes will focus on the foundational material from the first week’s worth of OSF/SRT Introductory material. It is perfect for anyone new to the practice and a great opportunity for those with more experience to go more deeply into this basic material.


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

OSF Beyond Beginnings Remix Online, Jan 18 – February 22, 2022

with Susanna Hood

Tuesdays from 1-3pm ET (Montreal)
January 18 – Feb 22, 2022
Price: $120 CAD

These classes are destined for anyone who has had at least the first and second weeks of OSF/SRT Introductory material. I look forward to getting a little more creative with remixing materials from mostly the first 2 weeks of material and dipping into the 3rd week of material where appropriate.


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

OSF Beyond Beginnings Online, Jan – June, 2021

with Susanna Hood

2 separate series of 10 classes of Intermediate-level OSF material + improvisation (possible as drop-in for those who have experienced OSF basics)
Wednesdays, 1pm-3:30pm EST
First series: Jan 20 – March 24
Second series: April 7 – June 16 (April 23 replaces April 21; no class May 19)
Each class: full price – $30; un/underemployed price: $15
Info, registration, and payment: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

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.

13-15 December, 2019: OSF 3-Day Introductory Workshop in Brescia, Italy with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

“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!

13, 14 & 15 December, 2019
Friday, 13 December: 6 – 9 PM
Saturday, 14 December, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday, 15 December, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

LOCATION

i.dan.ce
(International Dance Center, formerly called Container12)
Via Giosuè Carducci, 12 / E
2582 Botticino BS
Italy
[Note: Botticino is just east of Brescia]

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming & vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice & experienced practitioners. OSF is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique. We integrate introductory OSF with improvisational experiments developed by Skura over three decades of interdisciplinary choreographic research.

Cost: €150 or €120 if full payment received by 20 November, 2019.
(Participants need to begin on Day 1 & attend consecutive days. Drop-ins OK only with significant experience in OSF or SRT)

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.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Offers the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care & respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.” (OSF Participants)

Contact us with inquiries. We’re happy to hear from you!