Exploring improvisational Scores
Curious about Improvisation in dance and performance?
Here is a chance to learn, practice and hone skills in improvisation. A chance to go deep and work with rigorously curious people.
Jennifer Arave, in preparation for a future residency at the CFPA, is starting a class to explore improvisational forms—a gathering of curious dance performers and makers to embark on a group study of improvisation, drill into forms, ask questions and to play—rigorously!
We will begin with Lisa Nelson’s Tuning scores, welcoming other’s thoughts and questions and its placement in context of other methodologies and practices. All are welcome! I am certified in OSF and in Tuning Scores (as much as one can, because there is no certification that truly exists). I have worked with Lisa Nelson for over ten years and deeply respect the form. What forms do you have experience with and want to share?
April 30 - June 4
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 PM
@Center for performing arts
3754 Pleasant Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55409
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register or RSVP
Open Source Forms/Skinner Classes
(This class suspended until the fall)
Open Source Forms has grown fluidly out of Skinner Releasing Technique, an innovative approach to dance and movement training developed by Joan Skinner in the early 1960s. Much like Skinner Release Technique, it utilizes image-guided floor work to ease tension and promote an effortless kind of moving, integrated with alignment of the whole self.
Joan Skinner’s long-time student and Skinner Release Technique teacher Stephanie Skura developed Open Source Forms to further this expansive practice. This work focuses on cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities springing from Skinner Releasing Technique and creative process.