December 11-15, 2017: Second Level OSF Workshop with Abby Crain in Sweden

Five days of focused study for experienced practitioners of Open Source Forms (OSF) or Skinner Releasing in rural Sweden.

December 11-15, 2017.


Open Source Forms teacher Abby Crain will lead five days of in-depth study of  second level OSF work in Gnesta, Sweden. We will work 9- 1:30 daily, with a two hour class each morning, a brief break, and then space for talking and  further  experimentation. We will dive more deeply into aspects of the work according to the interests and needs of the group. Material covered will focus on classes 10-15 in the OSF body of work.

This is a supportive and intimate opportunity to experience the fullness of the work in the quiet of Swedish winter.

This is an advanced training only, meaning that the students must have experienced the ten intro classes or an equivalent amount of work in Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing in order to participate.

If you would like to register, please send a quick email to abbycrainwork@gmail.com explaining your interest and experience. We will accept a maximum of six students, as space is very limited.  .

Tuition for the five days is 300€ if registration and 100€ deposit is received by November 20, 2017. 350€ thereafter. Tuition includes five nights room and board (two meals per day, lunches can be purchased in town ).

For students who do not need housing or food, tuition is 150€ before November 20th, and 200€ thereafter.

Arrival will be late afternoon on Sunday December 10, and departure will be the afternoon of Friday December 15th. Gnesta is located 35 minutes from downtown Stockholm, easily accessible on the commuter train.

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JENNIFER ARAVE

 

Jennifer Arave is a dancer, choreographer, who conceptualizes and facilitates community collaborations. She believes that collaborative art-making, which includes movement and dance, is a viable modality for cultivating change in community through action and stories. Jennifer Arave is the former co-director of ArtShare. And current founder of Water Bar& Public Studio. Jennifer is solidly invested financially and ecologically in her home and neighborhood of Northeast, Mpls.

She is certified in Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores and Stephanie Skura’s Open Source Forms, an extension of Joan Skinner’s Releasing Technique.  Our Bodies are the tools of perception for interacting with the world around us and others, let’s keep them in tuned and active!

Nikolai Lesnikov

Nikolai Lesnikov is a Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist and lawyer who has trained in a variety of movement disciplines that include ballet, contemporary, capoeira angola, contact improvisation, and the aerial arts. He has performed in many venues in and around Seattle beginning in 2008 and has appeared in works by Petra Zanki, Kris Wheeler Dance & Co., Jessica Jobaris and General Magic, Markeith Wiley, Emily Johnson / Catalyst, and AJnC Dance-Theater, among others. Since 2012, he has engaged in intensive study and practice of Open Source Forms and received his OSF teacher certification in July, 2017.

August 14-December 11, 2017: Weekly OSF with Meaghen Buckley in Montreal, Canada

Cours hebdomadaire en Open Source Forms — une exploration gestuelle, vocale, de textes et de dessins. Tous niveaux. Les lundi de 18h à 20h, du 14 août au 11 décembre. Les cartes de 5 cours sont à 90$; c’est 25$ pour un cours unique. Bilingue français/anglais.

Weekly classes in Open Source Forms — exploring movement, voice, words and drawing. Open to all levels. 6pm-8pm Mondays from August 14 through December 11. 5-class cards are 90$, or $25 to drop in. Bilingual English/French.

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Taller VISUALIZA con Marisol Salinas y Laura Ríos, en Chihuahua, México

Luego de cinco días de residencia artística en la Centro Cultural Universitario “Quinta Gameros” de Chihuahua con Laura Ríos, durante los cuales investigamos los posibles puentes entre la danza somática y la creación escénica, abrimos nuestros hallazgos a un grupo de 20 artistas mexicanos de distintas disciplinas (bailarines, actores, titiriteros, músicos).

Indagamos el concepto de body-farm desde experiencias de la práctica somática de Open Source Forms y Skinner Releasing Technique, y la hipótesis de creación que Laura traía a la residencia: que el proceso creativo pasa necesariamente por un visualizar, un sentir, un olvidar y un “dejar que suceda”.

Todas estas exploraciones se trenzaron temáticamente con la reflexión –conceptual y corporal– sobre la muerte, vista esta desde una poética que la sitúa como la ineludible contraparte de la vida.

September 25 – October 13, 2017: Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop in Wales with Stephanie Skura

Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop in West Wales.
Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator STEPHANIE SKURA

September 25 – October 13, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
Felinganol Forest Retreat, Cardigan, West Wales: magical woodland retreat 

TRAINING FEE: $1,500 USD FOR TRAINING [All payments for training must be in US dollars!]
ACCOMMODATIONS (arrange directly with Meriel Goss: merielgoss@hotmail.com):
£420 – £600 GBP for single or shared cabins.  More info on cabin rentals.
For those living or staying nearby, some non-residential places are available.

This program is now full!  Please let us know if you’d like to join the wait list.  Our next OSF Pre-TT program will take place in Seattle, WA during July 2018.  If interested, please email & tell us the nature of your experience with SRT &/or OSF: info@opensourceforms.com

REGISTRATION FOR UK & EUROPE RESIDENTS

REGISTRATION FOR US & CANADA RESIDENTS

For people interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the OSF Teacher Certification Program. It includes the full spectrum of introductory OSF material, improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about methods & underlying concepts. 

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’s a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of considerations hidden behind the teaching veil, all required to effectively facilitate these transformative sessions. 

Unless you have many years’ experience with this practice — & even if you do — this preparatory program is recommended for all OSF teacher-trainees.  It renders the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun! We successfully instigated this OSF 3-week Pre-TT program in the States, & are seeing that sufficient experience in the less-demanding-but-rigorous atmosphere of OSF Pre-TT makes all the difference in maximum digestion during Certification and, ultimately a gratifying & successful teaching career. Though there are no short-cuts in this training, we come to appreciate the rich rewards of an authentic, grounded process that guides us smoothly along our journey. 

** 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 Programs during 2018/19 in Seattle or in Europe.**

 

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 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. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

“Holding this program at Felinganol is an extra bonus for us. I find it among the most special places on the earth, with a stream, organic garden & meals, & ‘one of the 10 most spectacular hidden beaches on the planet’ a 5-minute drive away. Training together in such a magical location immeasurably enhances the learning experience.”  Stephanie

“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

“One of the most memorable dance educators I’ve studied with…She allows you to unfold in ways that are innate, yet unknown to you.”  Laura Reichhardt, Choreographer

 “I had such a fabulous time dancing, & felt so open and alive after each class.”  Eva Karczag, Teacher & Choreographer, The Netherlands

“This work feeds me in ways I’m not able to access otherwise.”  Alwyn O’Brien, Visual Artist, Canada

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:

http://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

May 29 – June 9, 2017: Two-Week OSF Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

May 29 – June 9, 2017
11:00 AM – 2 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Two-week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

“[Stephanie is] one of the most memorable dance educators I’ve studied with…She allows you to unfold in ways that are innate, yet unknown to you.”  Laura Reichhardt

 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.**

Deeply rooted in, & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), Open Source Forms (OSF) is about cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of SRT and creative process: shedding outer layers, finding primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, and imagery as powerful tool for transformation. OSF is a remarkably effective and revolutionary way of learning that can catalyze learning and healing of all kinds. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. OSF supports our connections amidst our diversity, self-empowerment through deep reflection in community with others, and effortless dissolving of inhibitions.   It’s guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity & wisdom is available in each of us. 

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, and visionary organization-building. 

 “I had such a fabulous time dancing, & felt so open and alive after each class.”  Eva Karczag, Teacher & Choreographer, Netherlands/NYC

“This work feeds me in ways I’m not able to access otherwise.”  Alwyn O’Brien, Visual Artist, Canada

Fees: $600 full price, $500 for early registration.

REGISTER NOW

Questions? Contact us with inquiries; we’re happy to hear from you!

Nov 12, 2016 – Mar 25, 2017 Seattle Weekly Advanced OSF Sessions with Stephanie Skura

November 12, 2016 – March 25, 2017
Saturdays, 2 – 5 pm
(no sessions December 24 or 31, 2016)
1100 Pike St (entrance on 11th Ave, left of Annex Theater)
Seattle, WA

$20 per session

Facilitated by OSF creator Stephanie Skura

Designed specifically for those who’ve experienced the full spectrum (three weeks) of Introductory OSF or Skinner Releasing practice.  This advanced work is rare and special: sophisticated, deep, evolved in alignment approaches, richly navigating states below conscious level. It satisfies our hunger to let our edges dissolve, to lose ourselves, to be transformed.  

If you’ve experienced introductory OSF or SRT, & want to receive info about attending, please send a message via comment below.

 

 

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:

http://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