Nathan Dryden

Nathan Dryden is a movement artist, teacher, and performer with a MFA in Dance and Choreography from the University of Utah. His work crosses through the fields of contemporary dance, improvisation, theatre, and aerial-dance. Dryden is on faculty as an Open Source Forms teacher trainer and is a certified instructor of the Skinner Releasing Technique at the Introductory and Ongoing levels. He has taught as a guest artist at various universities across the U.S.A. and internationally – including workshops in Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, and England. He is a regular guest artist at the Juniata College Theatre Department teaching, mentoring, and creating/directing works including: And They Lay…Dreaming, Charles Mee’s Big Love, and most recently Samuel Beckett Circus with Kate Clarke.

January 7 – March 11, 2015: Weekly OSF workshop with Susanna Hood and Meaghen Buckley, Montreal

à La Poêle, 5333 Casgrain (coin Maguire), #307
les mercredi matins du 7 janvier au 11 mars, 2015 de 9h30 – 12h30
Susanna: 7, 14 janvier; 18, 25 février
Meaghen: 21, 28 janvier; 5, 12 février
Susanna & Meaghen: 4, 11 mars


Coût: $240 pour la série complète ($20 non-remboursable pour réserver et le reste payable le premier jour) ou $25 pour un cours
Tarif Spécial: $200 pour la série si le paiement complet et non-remboursable est reçu avant le lundi 5 janvier, 2015.

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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 hebdomadaire de 3 heures regroupera le matériel de base 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 weekly 3-hour 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.

Amanda Hamp

Amanda Hamp is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches in the areas of dance practice and dances studies, including courses in choreography, pedagogy, history, modern/contemporary technique, and the MFA/MA core curriculum.

Amanda’s research focuses on how dance artists work beneath and beyond the visual. Her scholarship considers how contemporary, experimental dance artists choreograph experience for the stage. On this subject, and with projects that inhabit the territory of practice-as-research, she has published articles in Choreographic PracticesTheatre Topics, and TDR: The Drama Review. In her creative work, she explores the performative potential of vulnerability. She regularly performs and presents her choreography and scholarship at inter/national venues and conferences.

Amanda is a co-founding member of AGA Collaborative, a trio of artist-scholars who collaborate across geographic distance and in residencies together on experimental performance and research projects.

Amanda became a certified teacher of Open Source Forms in 2010. She holds a BA in theatre/dance from Luther College, a Professional Diploma in Dance Studies from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, and an MFA from the University of Iowa, where she focused in choreography. Prior to joining the faculty at UNM, she taught full-time at Luther College and Colby College.

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.

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!”


September 16 – 19, 2014: Graduate Intensive with Stephanie Skura, Coventry, UK

September 16 – 19, 2014, Coventry, UK

Decoda Graduate Intensive 16 –19, hosted by Coventry University
Monday – Friday,10am – 6pm

Second part of Graduate Lab and Graduate Intensive 2014, for current final year dance students and new graduates, to support the transition from student to independent dance artist. Participants will devise a series of performance scores with guidance by renowned U.S. artist Stephanie Skura.

More information

Bookings   open July 1; places must be booked in advance.

“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.”




A radical approach to composition, working with SCORES as a fertile way to find content, method, and structure that’s unique for each project.

At La Caldera: Barcelona Summer Stage International Meeting Point
Institut del Teatre
Monday – Friday, 6 – 9 PM

Also teaching: Susan Klein, Jon Jasperse. With meeting spaces for thematic talks (free), daily 4 – 6 pm.

To Register: Email attaching a cv and specifying the courses you want to do.

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“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired and inspiring teachers I have ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom and 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


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 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.”

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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.


“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.