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January 7-11, 2019: 5-morning OSF workshop with Susanna Hood, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

MascallDance presents in partnership with The Training Society of Vancouver:

Open Source Forms with Susanna Hood

January 7-11, 2019, 10am-2pm daily

MascallDance
1130 Jervis Street
V6E 3C7 Vancouver, British Columbia

Early Bird Rate: Up to December 31: $400
From January 1: $500

For those for whom the price is restrictive, there is a 20% off code at checkout: 20OFFHOOD.

(Potential scholarships available for those for whom even the discounted rates are prohibitive. Please contact Alexa Mardon directly if this is the case: alexamardon@gmail.com)

Registration: https://squareup.com/store/MascallDance

This workshop is eligible for a CADA/BC Training Subsidy.

In this five-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.

The nature of the working process is web-like, cumulative and will happen in layers with no two days exactly the same. Each session is unique and draws on modalities of touch, deep-state imagery, alignment-focused exercises, and scores for improvisation. The sessions promote experiential learning, allowing for the timing of each individual’s process of discovery and integration, working both together and alone but in community. In this way, people of all levels of experience can explore alongside each other, tailoring the work to their individual capacities and needs.

Depending on the interest of participants and guided by their individual experience within the classes, one or two of the sessions may include in-depth discussion into essential concepts and pedagogical principals of OSF.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike.

17 December, 2018 – 11 January, 2019: Year #1 of Europe OSF 2018/19/20 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

17 December, 2018 – 11 January, 2019 [similar dates in 2019/20/21]
10:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Year #1 of 2018/19/20 Europe OSF Teacher Certification Program
Brescia, Italy 


With teacher trainers OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

We’re thrilled to inaugurate a Teacher Certification in Europe!
Participant numbers are very limited, for greatest benefit of participants.
Applicants to this program need substantive experience in Open Source Forms and/or Skinner Releasing Technique. We strongly advise, for most potential trainees, joining a 3-Week OSF Pre-Teacher Training Program before applying to OSF Teacher Certification.

COST: $3000 USD per year. Includes bi-weekly private sessions, faculty feedback on major project during Year #1, & faculty feedback on several between-year projects.
Hold your place with a non-refundable deposit of $400 USD.
Balance is due by 1 September, 2018

A few places are still open for trainees accepted into this program! 

Register with a deposit to hold your place now.

Please visit these pages for specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

https://opensourceforms.com/teacher-training

 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, & have options & guidelines to integrate it with other practices they embrace. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

If interested in Europe OSF Teacher Certification 2018/19/20/21, please message us below, or email info@opensourceforms.com

“It’s impossible to thank you adequately for the immensity, generosity, hilarity, depth & expansiveness of what you’ve brought to this Teacher Training.”  Meaghen Buckley, Certified OSF Teacher, 2014

 

 

 

 

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September 10-12, 2018 – Open Source Forms & Creative Play with Susanna Hood

September 10, 11, 12, 2018

10am-1pm

Dovercourt  House 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON

$80 for all 3 classes ($30/class)

Drop-ins welcome for day 1 and exceptionally for other days depending on previous experience

To Register: meryem.muginov@gmail.com

Minimum $30 deposit required on registration

In this three-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.  OSF, founded by dance artist and master teacher Stephanie Skura in 2008 is a fluid expansion of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), developed as a revolutionary way of learning by Joan Skinner in the 1960’s. Some basic principals underpinning the work are: that we are all born with natural grace and coordination with free and open voices & natural creativity; that in letting go of learned patterns of holding, of preconception, and of expectation we can connect to our own inherent process and potential; that sound is an expression of and release of energy; that learning through allowing instead of forcing gives us access to fullness with less effort; that we can be physically touched and transformed by the use of imagery; that play is a fundamental part of our humanness. (To learn more about OSF and SRT please visit https://opensourceforms.com and http://www.skinnerreleasing.com/aboutsrt.html).

The nature of the working process is web-like, cumulative and will happen in layers with no two days exactly the same. This is why the sessions are best experienced in their entirety. We will work with touch, deep-state imagery, and waking-state exercises and scores for improvisation. The sessions are guided mostly through experiential learning, allowing for the timing of each individual’s process of discovery and integration, working both together and alone but in community.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike. The class will cater to the average level of its participants’ previous experience with OSF/SRT.

Susanna Hood Biography:

Susanna Hood is a compelling performer, maker and teacher in dance and music and was the artistic director of hum dansoundart (https://humdansoundart.wordpress.com/company/) from 2000-2013. Beginning her career in 1991 with the Toronto Dance Theatre, independently she has performed the works of many Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers. She performs widely as an improviser in dance and music, and has collaborated extensively in theatre as a movement director.  Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Her work is marked by a dynamic synthesis of voice and movement, creating intimate, raw and sensual performance work.

From 2015-2017 Susanna completed the Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium with emphasis on the synergistic relations between dance and music. Since 2004, Susanna has been teaching improvisation, composition, and voice and movement synthesis in various institutions and through independent workshops across Canada. Since 2012 Susanna has become a teacher trainer of Open Source Forms (OSF), a practice that combines the principles of Skinner Releasing method with the varied and developing practices of its teachers. . http://susannahood.ca

 

June 19 – July 14, 2017: Year #2 of OSF 2016/17 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura, Susanna Hood, Nate Dryden & Meaghen Buckley

June 19 – July 14, 2017: Year #2 of OSF 2016/17 Teacher Certification with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & teacher-trainers Susanna Hood, Nate Dryden & Meaghen Buckley

This Training Year #2 for our current OSF Teacher Certification group is full. Participant numbers are very limited, for greatest benefit of participants.  Our next Teacher Certification groups in Seattle & in Europe will begin in 2018. Applicants to this program need  substantive experience in Open Source Forms and/or Skinner Releasing Technique. We recommend attending a 3-week OSF Pre-Teacher Training workshop before entering OSF Teacher Certification. The next OSF Pre-TT workshop is in Wales in Fall 2017, & in Seattle during summer 2018.  For specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites:

https://opensourceforms.com/teacher-training

 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.

If interested in OSF Teacher Certification, please message us below.

“It’s impossible to thank you adequately for the immensity, generosity, hilarity, depth & expansiveness of what you’ve brought to this Teacher Training.”  Meaghen Buckley, Certified OSF Teacher, 2014

July 11 – August 5, 2016: Year #1 of OSF 2016/17 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura & Susanna Hood

July 11 – August 5, 2016,
Year #1 of 2016/17 OSF Teacher Certification Program
Capitol Hill, Seattle

10:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Facilitated by OSF creator Stephanie Skura,  & OSF Teacher-Trainer Susanna Hood 

Participant numbers are very limited, for greatest benefit of participants.  Applicants to this program need  substantive experience in Open Source Forms and/or Skinner Releasing Technique; for specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites:

https://opensourceforms.com/teacher-training

 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.

If interested in OSF Teacher Certification, please message us below.

“It’s impossible to thank you adequately for the immensity, generosity, hilarity, depth & expansiveness of what you’ve brought to this Teacher Training.”  Meaghen Buckley, Certified OSF Teacher, 2014

July 11 – 29, 2016: Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Susanna Hood

July 11 – 29, 2016,
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
Capitol Hill, Seattle

Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Seattle Workshop

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura,  & OSF Teacher-Trainer Susanna Hood 

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, improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about underlying concepts & methods. This program is co-existing with Year 1 of  our 2016/17  Open Source Forms Teacher Certification Training.

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.   It includes the full spectrum of introductory material, sophisticated improvisations, & discussions that are  juicy, participatory, & substantive. 

** If you’ve already had the equivalent of one two-week 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.

Cost: $1,800 USD or $1,500 USD if non-refundable deposit received by May 1, 2016.
Bookings: Deposit $300 by May 1, 2016 via Paypal or check.  Balance of payment due on June 1, 2016.

 PLEASE CONTACT US BELOW FOR REGISTRATION

ALREADY REGISTERED? CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR EARLY DISCOUNT BALANCE  BY JUNE 1

“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!

May 30 – June 10, 2016: 10-day OSF & SRT Intensive in Berlin with Susanna Hood & Bettina Neuhaus

BEYOND BEGINNINGS
An integrated practice in Open Source Forms (OSF) & Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT)
with Susanna Hood & Bettina Neuhaus

Join us for this first time meeting of SRT & OSF. If you’re interested in OSF Teacher Certification in Europe and haven’t experienced this level of the work, this workshop is a prerequisites for applicants!

30 May – 10 June, 2016 (10-day workshop, 4 hrs/day, weekend off)
Mon, Tues, Thurs 10.00 – 14.00 Wed & Fri 10.30 – 14.30
EDEN Studios, Breite Strasse 43/13187 BERLIN

Cost: €450
€50 Early Bird Discount for registration & payment before 1 April, 2016
Limited class size – Book early! (Priority given to those who commit to taking the full workshop)
To register please send a mail to info@bettinaneuhaus.com
Deadline for registration (including full payment) is May 8, 2016

Specifically designed for those with a foundation in SRT and/or OSF, this intensive is a rare opportunity to deepen one’s practice through the more advanded material from the basic releasing work – week 2 & 3 – and to expand this into creative process. Each day will comprise a 2.5 hour releasing class, alternating daily betwen SRT and OSF, followed by a 75-minute integration of this material with improvisation, voice work, and writing and drawing practices.

In essence it is an advanced course: more an in-depth study than simply a series of classes. In order to begin an Open Source Forms Teacher Certification Program in Europe in 2017, we’re offering this workshop so enough people can complete the prerequisites for this rigorous & gratifying teacher training.

Of course if you’re not planning to do OSF Teacher Certification, you’re very welcome to join — & move deeper & farther on your path within this work.

Prerequisites for this workshop are having experienced at least a week of Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing.

http://susannahood.ca/

http://bettinaneuhaus.com/

http://www.skinnerreleasingnetwork.org/

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/

April 27-30, 2015: Four-morning workshop in Toronto with Susanna Hood

Intensive series of 4 morning classes taught by Susanna Hood

April 27-30, 10am – 1pm

Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road, 1st floor, Toronto

Cost: $145 for the full workshop; $40 for one class

For information and to register, please send an email to somaticmovementlab@gmail.com and a deposit of $40 by April 13 to secure your spot.

Susanna offers Open Source Forms 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.

Within this container, Susanna also draws from her studies with such influential sources as OSF founder and master teacher, Stephanie Skura, master vocal teachers Fides Krucker and Richard Armstrong, Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theater, and Emilie Conrad’s Continuum Movement (along with Continuum practitioners Kim Brodey and Linda Rabin).

The classes will combine Open Source Forms material with some vocal work 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.

susannahood.ca

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.