Adam possesses eclectic teaching experience and is knowledgeable about performance training and design. He's especially good at promoting a sense of cross training for the contemporary performing artist, such as students whose interests may include learning about devised performance, improvised choreography, and composition.
Workshop: Partner Acrobatics Balance. Timing. Trust. Explosion Power. The human body is capable of many things, and in a relatively short amount of time we can train our attention to the particular skills of tumbling and acrobatics that might turn everything we thought possible on it's head. In this workshop we warm up with physical games and contact improvisation fundamentals, awakening the intuitive sense balance and non-balance. Then we stack bodies on top of ideas as we think through our anatomies, learning to "listen" for equilibrium, risk, and avenues of possibility. Essential in all acrobatic and circus arts is the element of jeu--the life spirit--applicable to all performing arts. Our playtime will be safely grounded by training ourselves to be spotters on the outside as much as acro architects in the inside. This workshop urges us to free creativity beyond corporeal limits. + Floor mats, padded flooring, or grimmie pads are preferred. + Can be easily adapted for youth and High School students.
Workshop: The Outside Eye What if making a performance were more like working with clay? Starting with games and improvisation prompts as a launch pad, we brew, dissect, and expound upon new performance material through timed prompts and group assignments. We learn to let go of preciousness and allow ourselves to think beyond the sum of our parts, using what we already have--on this day, in this room, with these people. We practice being spectators to the work as much as performers while we ask ourselves, what is most valuable when it comes to art-making? This is an inquiry-based workshop leading up to in-class showings or a more final presentation for longer engagements. + This workshop is best suited to large studios or black box theaters.
Workshop: Improvised Choreography Description TBA + Workshop best suited to large areas or dance studios without mirrors.
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