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!

Catrina von Radecki

Catrina von Radecki co-founded the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival in 1998 and acted as the Co-Artistic Director and General Manager of the festival until 2015. In 2015, she became the Festival Artistic Director. Catrina has created innovative programming with artists coming to Guelph from across Canada and Internationally and has assisted in developing educational and outreach programs, which reaches children form JK- to Grade 12. Catrina co-founded, directs and teaches through the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program since 2005, a dance program which runs throughout the year for children ages 4-19 years.  The emphasis of the program is to provide a unique space for children to express themselves creatively, develop body awareness, strength and flexibility and to provide non-competitive venues to perform.

Catrina taught dance to pre-professionals at the innovative European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, Holland and Dusseldorf, Germany and has also taught children and adults (including classes for students, both adults and children, with disabilities) in Montreal, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph. She has danced for the internationally renowned Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montreal), Dance Alliance (Germany) and various independent choreographers (Montreal, Guelph). Catrina has been creating her own works since 1992 when she graduated from Concordia University’s dance department (Montreal). Catrina became certified in Open Source Forms in 2017.

ALEXX SHILLING

Alexx Shilling is a Los Angeles-based dance artist creating site-adaptable, live and filmic dancescapes that invigorate memory and investigate transformation under the moniker alexx makes dances and ann and alexx make dances (2004-2010). Shilling’s original choreography and experimental films have been presented by the Jüdisches Museum München (Germany), REDCAT, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Hammer Museum, Highways, Pieter, PAM, homeLA, SOKA Performing Arts Center, Silverlake Independent JCC, Annenberg Beach House, Outlet Dance Festival (NJ), Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, and in New York by Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Film Association, Open House New York, Moviehouse, BAAD, Bushwick Starr, and Chashama. Her work has been supported by generous organizations including Yiddishkayt, Asylum Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CHIME, UCLA and the Institute of Jewish Creativity. California Arts Council.

As a performer, she has collaborated as a performer with Victoria Marks since 2010 and Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL since 2002. Other choreographers she has had the privilege to dance for include Kevin Williamson, Laurel Jenkins, Nickels Sunshine, Christine Suarez, DaEun Jung, Hana van der Kolk, Ros Warby, Rebecca Bryant, Alison D’Amato, Ariane Anthony, Artichoke Dance, Alan Danielson, Niles Ford, Dwight Rhoden, Debra Fernandez, Kristen Smiarowski and Rebecca Pappas. Ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations include: Latin Alternative Folk band Cuñao, Yiddishkayt, Taso Papadakis, Pablo Santiago, Sarah Leddy, Alberto Denis, Alethea Pace, Janusz Jaworski, Mimi Yin, Ann Robideaux, Maria Garcia and DANCEBAND.

Alexx holds an MFA in Choreography and Dance from UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures/Dance Department and a degree in Dance from Skidmore College. She is the Pilates Specialist at Loyola Marymount University and a Guest Lecturer at Cal State Long Beach. Alexx co-founded the performance platforms Hi, Solo and Gold Series, and co-curates the experimental screen dance platform MOTION CAPTURE at Highways. In addition to Open Source Forms, she holds certifications in Pilates, Maureen Fleming Technique and Yoga.

http://www.AlexxMakesDances.com

Photo by Taso Papadakis

Raha Behnam

Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based artist; a first-generation immigrant to occupied Indigenous homelands. She is the daughter of Iranian artists Darab Behnam Shabahang and Mahvash Vatankhahi.
Her performance work has been presented in New York City at Danspace Project (Food for Thought), Para\\el Performance Lab, The Wild Project (the CURRENT SESSIONS), and the Knockdown Center (Sunday Service). She has also shown work at the Performance Studies international 2017 conference (Hamburg), FRESH Festival (San Francisco), and Figure One Gallery (Illinois).
Raha is a member of the Future Historical Society, lead by Yazmany Arboleda, an inter-generational collective of Brooklyn residents, and also a member of the Undoing & Doing Collective, instigated by Lorene Bouboushian.   She has performed in the works of Abby Crain, Tino Seghal, Jessie Young, and most recently, Hadar Ahuvia. Raha holds a Master’s in Urban Planning and Bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Anthropology.

First srt/osf international seminar in Central America

This is a call for artists in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For the first time, an international seminar on Skinner Releasing Technique and Open Source Forms, taught in Spanish, will take place in the region.

The seminar will happen from October 1 to 5, 2019, in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, and is open to movers in general, dancers, actors, circus artists, or any other creators interested in movement and perception.

The complete information on the seminar, in Spanish, can be found in this link

June 3 – 14, 2019: OSF Spring Workshop in Seattle 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!

June 3 – 14, 2019

11 AM – 2 PM, Mon – Fri

19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

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. These sessions integrate introductory OSF with improvisational experiments developed by Skura over three decades of interdisciplinary choreographic research.

Now in its sixth year, this annual Seattle spring workshop brings together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, & deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual arts, writing, community-building, & visionary organization-development.

*Partially fulfills prerequisites for OSF Teacher Certification Program.*

Cost: $600 or $500 if nonrefundable deposit of $100 received by April 15, 2019.

Balance due May 15, 2019.

“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!

Moving for Meaning

 

February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12, 2019

Artists’ Health Centre Dance Studio, 10 am – 12 pm

Series of 4 workshops: Free with registration

Movement workshops for dancers will help you tap into our creative energy and experiential knowledge. Led by dancer/choreographer Yvonne Ng and RSW Matthew Eldridge, they will blend the Open Source Forms© movement approach with creative practices to explore issues in artists’ health. Time will be set aside for facilitated reflections on each session’s movement focus. Limited spaces available. Registration is for entire series only.

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.

March 7-11, 2019 OSF Teachers Conference and Advanced Practice Workshop in Seattle

4-DAY OPEN SOURCE FORMS TEACHERS CONFERENCE & ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

TEACHERS CONFERENCE

March 7-11, 2019, Thurs evening;  Fri, Sat, Sun, 10:30 AM – 6 PM; Mon 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle
All certified OSF & SRT teachers & trainees invited! Morning Advanced Practice sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura. Afternoons will include time for all of us to share our research, experiments or performances, address topics of interest, catch up on recent updates, & delve deeper into OSF concepts we’re curious to explore.
Fee: $323 USD

REGISTER for OSF Teachers’ Conference

 

ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

Mar 8-11, 2018, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
facilitated by Stephanie Skura

Prerequisites: Open to those who’ve experienced the full spectrum of Introductory OSF or SRT (3 weeks) & want to deepen their practice. Some might want to pursue OSF Teacher Certification in future — or not.

Advanced OSF material is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from advanced Skinner Releasing practice. Though twelve codified ‘Ongoing’ SRT classes are sometimes taught, Stephanie creates unique advanced sessions, culled from a wealth of material passed on by SRT creator Joan Skinner & early practitioners, & integrated with Skura’s evolving improvisational research.  This level of the practice is sophisticated, deep, evolved in alignment approaches — richly navigating states below conscious level.
Fee: $207 USD

REGISTER for  Advanced Practice Workshop

We’re EXCITED to have an opportunity to be together with our hearts, physical selves, spirits & brains — interacting, discovering, anchoring, dreaming — & navigating toward wholeness, sanity, & creative empowerment in our challenging political climate.

Please contact us below if you have questions.

17 December 2018 – 11 January 2019: 2-4 Week OSF Winter Workshop in 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!
Options for two, three, or four weeks, beginning with Week #1.
Weeks 1 -3 comprise OSF Introductory Level.
Participants during Week #4 have a chance to taste the rarely taught Advanced Level!

17 December 2018 – 11 January 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Mon – Fri
Brescia, Italy

Two, Three, or Four-Week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

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

Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience in OSF or SRT.

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

Workshop participants will join OSF teacher trainees & pre-teacher-trainees for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, & deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community, & visionary organization-building. 

COST: $515 USD two weeks, $670 USD three weeks, $775 USD  four weeks. Nonrefundable deposit of $100 USD (plus applicable fees) by September 15, 2018 will hold your place. Tuition balance due by October 1, 2018 (or you have option to pay  full amount now).

“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!