Thursday, July 16, 2009

Viewpoints Workshop with GreyZelda

Please join GreyZelda for a three-session Viewpoints workshop taking place Saturdays on July 25, August 1 and August 8 from 11am to 2pm at the Dance Chicago Center. Any person with any level of experience, from beginner to advanced, is encouraged to attend! The first session will be an Introduction/Review of the Viewpoints including games and open viewpoints. The second session will focus on open viewpoints and some composition work. During the third session, we will use the work of Tom Waits to dig in and really see what we can create! Our goal is to both create performance pieces and play.

The cost is $20.00 for all three sessions. If you’re not able to make all the sessions, that’s fine as long as you’re able to attend the first session on July 25th.

Participants need to come dressed to move, preferably in flexible, close fitting clothing so the teacher can see the participant’s form when creating.

Participants need to have a memorized two to three sentence piece of text to work on for the first session. The text may be a section of monologue, song lyrics, self-penned, etc.

The workshop will take place at:

Dance Chicago Center
Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
1439 West Wellington
Chicago, IL 60657
Directions: One block west of Southport, between Wellington and Oakdale
Public transit: Accessible by El train: take the Brown line to the Southport stop and walk south to school's entrance at Oakdale.

We have room for 20 participants. Please contact Rebecca Zellar to enroll at or 773-610-9249.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Human Nature

A Must Read for Reviewers Everywhere from Parabasis: Click Here.

And, in other news ... I'm feeling very melancholy after watching Michael's Memorial Service. I'm sure I'm projecting the losses we've had this year onto this, but ... I do feel verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves while watching this: