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Physical Poetry Workshop (movement-based for performance)
September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The month-long OUT OF STUDIO exhibit consisting of in-house artists at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts presents a Physical Poetry Workshop with action-based dance artist Stefanie Weber.
In this workshop, we will be guided to use our bodies as a source for generating moving art that will be witnessed. This movement will be investigative, expressive, and transforming.
Specifically, we will be assisting in the development of performance work for Stefanie Weber’s current subject matter: MOTHERlessSHIP.
Using Stefanie’s recent study of Psychological First-Aid (PFA) and Posttraumatic Stress Management (PTSM) techniques, we will create individual and collective movement phrases and other performative actions.
Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. Bring mats or any props you may want for floor-work. We will be removing our shoes for a portion of the workshop. Bare feet are welcome, as well as dance shoes. Bring socks if you need them.
The workshop fee is a suggested donation of: $10-25
*Physical poetry is a body-based performance art that seeks to express, explore, and entice. Stefanie Weber coined the term in 2001 in order to more simply define her idiosyncratic under-the-radar performance work. Weber’s pieces tend to include tones of magical realism, are often viewed in the public domain, are naturally collaborative, and move between an array of worlds and media.
*Stefanie Weber is an action-based dance artist, performer, manual movement therapist (Gyrotonic and CranioSacral Fascial), and poet. She directs They Dance For Rain in Nairobi, Kenya, The People’s Tap Dance Theater with Community Access to the Arts, and she is the founder of The Fancy Nancy Foundation. Outside of her artistic refuge, Stefanie Weber • Physical Poetry, she performs with Nutshell Playhouse and Tap & Blues: Two White Girls & The Backbeat. She can also sometimes be seen dancing with Moving Arts Exchange.
Stefanie books clients for private sessions in the Berkshires at Bella Grazia Studio and Canyon Ranch in South County and Movement Matters Healing Arts in North County.
Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
Phone: (413) 776-5125