LIVE ACTION SET BELIEVES THAT WITH RIGOROUS PRACTICE AND PURPOSEFUL PLAY, THE PERFORMING ARTIST GROWS AND THE ENSEMBLE EVOLVES. P.E. INVITES PARTICIPANTS TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE, HONE SKILLS, AND EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO NEW ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES. P.E. WORKSHOPS ARE LED BY TOP TEACHING ARTISTS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, BUT PRIMARILY FROM THEATER AND DANCE. PLEASE JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST IF YOU WOULD LIKE UPDATES ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS.
This series of three, independent but progressive, 4-day workshops focuses on play and experimentation within the genre of interactive and immersive performance and are applicable to all performance genres. Acquire improvisation skills that go beyond the standard, and delve deeper into the actor-audience relationship. How can an audience member become central to the development of theatrical action? Exploring this question and others, we will play on a spectrum of verbal and non-verbal styles.
*A collaboration between Live Action Set and Dangerous Productions
The tools for creation are invaluable and Live Action Set is available to share our knowledge with students and performing artists of all levels to help create performances through residencies that take a practical approach to collaboration. We draw upon our diverse backgrounds to offer workshops in ensemble play creation, contact improvisation, clown, treteaux and physical characterization.
Communication is essential to collaboration. Participants learn to build teams and work together as an ensemble as well as learn useful tools for creating performance material while engaging and challenging their skills as artists. We actively research and implement methods of collaboration in our own work because we believe that together we are able to make work we couldn't make alone.
Past residencies have occurred at:
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ST. BEN'S/ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY, THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA, CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Past teaching artists have included:
VANESSA VOSKUIL, JIM LICHTSCHEIDL, RYAN UNDERBAKKE, VLADAMIR ROVINSKY, KIMBERLY RICHARDSON, DARIO TANGELSON, LUVERNE SEIFERT, TYLER OLSEN, NOAH BREMER, THOMAS PRATTKI (UK), TOM CORNFORD (UK), RAYE BIRK, CANDACE BARRETT BIRK, AND GERALD MCDERMOTT (CA), JEFF WIRTH (NYC), STEVE WASSON AND CORINNE SOUM (PARIS/WI)