Performing the Observed: Observation as Act, Subject and Source in Performance

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Performing the Observed: Observation as Act, Subject and Source in Performance

Time: August 16, 2013 at 4pm to August 18, 2013 at 6pm
Location: Soundance Studio Theater,
Street: 281 N. 7th St.
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11211
Website or Map: http://us1.campaign-archive1.…
Phone: 718-450-1356
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Susan Mar Landau
Latest Activity: Aug 2, 2013

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Event Description

a workshop with 

Daria Faïn & 
Susan Mar Landau

This intensive weekend workshop, taught collaboratively by Daria Faïn and Susan Mar Landau, will provide participants with a practical and interdisciplinary exploration of the role of observation in the making and "reading" of performance.
Over the course of the workshop, though the use of improvisational and compositional approaches, we will explore both the critical and generative role of observation in the making of “live art”. We will address observation as an investigative method that takes as its subject the full spectrum of sources that might inform the development of an artist’s work. Through this process participants will be given the opportunity to question and expand their ideas about the relationship between perception, representation, and meaning as it pertains to their own making and understanding of performance.
Towards this aim we will draw reference from texts by Gertrude Stein and Helene Cixous, as well as possible others. We will look to these works as tools in our conversation on the role of observation within the artistic process. Individually, participants will be supported in identifying and understanding their own specific subjects of observation and how these might inform their work. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own performance work and research, as together we examine the role that observation can play in clarifying and strengthening the intentionality of ones process and finished works.

Workshop Dates and Times:
Friday August 16, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday August 17, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday August 18, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Workshop Deposit: $100
Full Tuition: $250*

*Work study and financial aid are available for qualified applicants who demonstrate financial need. Please send a resume and a brief letter detailing your motivations for taking the workshop to to qualify for financial aid

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