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July 6 – 10, 2015: The Voice of the Creative Body – Open Source Forms & Action Theater™ with Susanna Hood & Sarah Bild, Montreal, CANADA

Susanna and Sarah share a curiosity about how Open Source Forms and Action Theater,™ as contrasting approaches, can complement each other in training embodied, deeply connected and playful performers.

Both of these improvisational techniques develop full human physicality, expanded beyond the movement of flesh and bones to include the movement of voice, imagination, thought and language, all riding on the music of the breath.

Through its focus on releasing and subtle states of consciousness, the Open Source Forms practice will bring participants in touch with their natural suppleness, readiness and presence. This is a richly embodied place from which to approach the more concrete and playful performance practice of Action Theater, which further develops skills and awareness of our moment to moment experience.

We encourage participation in both practices as each approach progresses cumulatively over the course of the week. All are welcome and classes will be offered in a bilingual setting.

Class schedule :
July 6 to 10, every morning
Open Source Forms with Susanna Hood : 9:30 to 11:00 am
Action Theater™ with Sarah Bild : 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Full workshop : $150
One practice (OSF or AT) 5 days : $100

STUDIO LA POÊLE
5333 Casgrain, #307
Montréal, CANADA

Enrollment is limited.

For info and registrations : lapoele307@gmail.com or (514) 690-8579
facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1624143484488027/

June 8 – 26, 2015: NEW Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

June 8 – 26, 2015,
11 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Mon – Fri
Capitol Hill, Seattle

NEW PROGRAM! Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Seattle Workshop

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

For people interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the Teacher Certification Program. It includes the full spectrum of introductory OSF material, sophisticated improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about underlying concepts & methods. This program is alongside our annual 2-week Open Source Forms June Seattle workshop.

Though not a commitment to the full OSF Teacher Certification Program, the 3-week Pre-Training Program provides prerequisites** & a sense of the nature of OSF Teacher Certification, to better know if it’s for you.  Designed especially for those considering teaching this practice, morning sessions include the full spectrum of introductory material; afternoon discussions & improvisations will be juicy, participatory, & substantive. 

** If you’ve already had the equivalent of one OSF workshop, this 3-week workshop will complete your prerequisites for our next OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

 OSF is creatively empowering for both teachers & their students. A rigorous, soul-expanding program, OSF Teacher Certification gives a solid grounding in methods & deep understanding of the work, ultimately empowering teachers & their students to expand OSF to adapt to changing circumstances in our lives & worlds, & integrate it with other practices they embrace.

Our annual Two-Week June Seattle Workshop, open to all, includes the first two weeks of 11 AM – 2 PM sessions, combining participants in both programs. 3:30-6:30 PM sessions & all sessions during the third week are for Pre-Teacher-Training participants only.

Cost: $1,800 USD or $1,500 USD if non-refundable deposit received by April 1.
Bookings: Deposit $300 by April 1, 2015 via Paypal or check.  Balance of payment due on May 15, 2015.

BALANCE PAYMENT FOR EARLY REGISTRATION

ONE PLACE HAS OPENED IN THIS WORKSHOP! IF INTERESTED, LET US KNOW  VIA COMMENTS BELOW. 

A fascinating diverse group has formed for 2015 Pre-Teacher-Training, bringing an array of skills & experience in many fields. We’re thrilled to anticipate the deep immersions that happen in such a catalytic environment of colleagues.

“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired & inspiring teachers I’ve ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom & 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, Choreographer & Teacher, NYC

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

 

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!

Bee Pallomina

 

Bee Pallomina is dance artist; performer, collaborator and creator, currently making work for stage, installation and film/video. Born and raised in Toronto, she has worked with numerous independent choreographers, and several dance companies including Dancemakers and Dancetheatre David Earle. Pallomina has appeared in several short dance films by filmmakers Magali Charrier, Michael Downing, and John Oswald. and co-created two films with photographer/videographer John Lauener. Current long-term collaborative relationships include performance and creation with Public Recordings, Saskatchewan dance-artist Johanna Bundon and multi-media artists Sean Frey and Lee Henderson. She also has an active teaching practice, and is certified to teach Moksha Yoga and Open Source Forms. Pallomina holds an MFA in contemporary choreography from York University.

Yvonne Ng

Born and raised in Singapore, Yvonne Ng (graduate of York University, Canada) is choreographer, presenter, arts educator and artistic director of princess productions (since 1996), which houses tiger princess dance projects and the biennial dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival. The company’s repertoire includes Yvonne’s choreographed works and commissioned works. Yvonne has created original roles for choreographers such as Bill James, José Navas, Peter Chin, Dominique Dumais, Kevin O’Day (National Theatre Mannheim Ballett), Marie-Josée Chartier, Stephanie Skura and Tedd Robinson. tiger princess dance projects has toured to Singapore, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Australia, China, Canada and the USA.

Yvonne is a certified Open Source Forms© (Stephanie Skura/U.S.A.) and Ashtanga Yoga teacher. She has trained in Partners for Youth Empowerment Creative Facilitator (Level 1& 2), C-I Training™, Senior Fitness(CCAA) and Dance for PD™ (Parkinson’s). Yvonne has taught at and created work for Ryerson and York University, and the Theatre Department, Juniata College, Pennsylvania and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore and is currently at University of Waterloo’s Dept. of Drama and Speech Communication.

Yvonne is currently based Toronto. She is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, New Pioneers Arts Award, Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Soulpepper’s Community Artist Award and the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts – New Talent. In 2000, she was honoured with a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best performance and has received multiple nominations. Ng was the artistic director of Series 8:08 (1994 – 2015) a dance service organization that supports professional dance development. www.princessproductions.ca

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!”

 

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.”