Through motion and word, Kim Epifano took the audience on an adventure with a piece of cardboard and information filed in the body from the neighborhoods, sidewalks, streets, alleys, history, architecture and people that surround and inform us.
Other performances that night by Sara Shelton Mann, ALTERNATIVA, and Brontez Purnell Dance Company.
Two-Day Lab Workshops:
Practice in Abstract Storytelling (Interdisciplinary Action Clinic for all Performers)
The Workshop/Clinic incorporated physicality-sourcing, essence and guts, partnering, improvisation, distillation, imagery, vocalization, theater and text. There was use of visual art taking pencil/pen to large paper, a process of body mapping that reveals maybe what you did not know was there. This was a workshop for performers who dance, sing, act, write, play an instrument or not, and have a strong sense of improvisation as well as technical skills and want to dive further into the creative process of creating and editing material! This workshop helped strengthen choreographic/performance ideas into reality with integrity. Attendees were encouraged to bring an idea they were working on as well as knees pads, a journal and something to write with and one object that they identified with in work and life.