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WITH LUKE MURPHY
Moving for purpose, moving for function, moving for desire, moving for survival. In this workshop we will first build tools to access the widest sphere of our physical reach in space and apply them to various purposes. Does movement change with purpose or is it just our experience that changes? Harnessing the potential inside forces of gravity, coil, momentum and drifting we will find efficiency of effort in our muscularity and build complex sequences to trick our balance and disorientate our expectations. After establishing our broadest physical availability we will challenge ourselves to apply our skills both new and old in unfamiliar physical, emotional and psychological directions.
Using adaptations of Stanislavski systems to confront physical and emotional states we will examine the relationship between movement, purpose and meaning for both the performer and audience. Embracing the creative process as a chaotic, vulnerable, fragile, violent, exciting, intimate and volatile experience over the course of the workshop we will interrogate the fundamental conflicts of the theatre space:
- Friction between the performer and the content.
- Contradiction between the awareness of moving in space and the internalization of a realized character.
- Conflict of sound, action and imagery.
- Hostility between the controlled atmosphere of the theatre and the unbridled chaos of human nature.
The outcome might not be the objective but where we look at conflict we might find resolution.
Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.
We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).