The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, April 12, 2019

PRACTICING PRESENCE FESTIVAL


WHAT: Practicing Presence Festival
WHEN: MAY 24-26, 2019
WHERE: Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA & Studio4, 25 Main St, Northampton, MA

THREE DAYS OF ADVENTUROUS MOVING AND MAKING.

CONNECTING CONTEMPLATIVE AND SOMATIC PRACTICES WITH
​ARTICULATE DANCING IN NORTHAMPTON, MA.

WITH
SCOTTY HARDWIG
SHAYLA-VIE JENKINS
PAUL MATTESON
ANDREA OLSEN
JENNIFER POLINS
PETER SCHMITZ

SCHEDULE:
​FRIDAY
10AM - NOON   INT/ADV CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE MAMMALS MOVING with Scotty Hardwig
1-2PM   BOOK READING "By the Light of the Body: The Somatic Senses in the Visual Arts" with Rosalind Driscoll
2:30-4:30PM   WORKSHOP DYNAMIC VERTICALITY with Jen Polins
8PM   PRACTICING PRESENCE PERFORMANCE featuring new works in progress by Jen Polins,
          Paul Matteson, Andrea Olsen, Peter Schmitz, and Scotty Hardwig. **AT SCDT/STUDIO4**

SATURDAY
10AM - NOON   WORKSHOP INTRICACY IN MOTION with Paul Matteson
1-2PM   BOOK READING "Dancing with Merce Cunningham" with Marianne Preger-Simon
2:30-4:30PM   WORKSHOP IMPROVISATIONAL COMPOSITION with Peter Schmitz
8PM   PRACTICING PRESENCE PERFORMANCE featuring works in progress by Paul Matteson
          and Scotty Hardwig. **AT SCDT/STUDIO4**

SUNDAY
10AM - NOON   WORKSHOP RE-MEMBERING THE DANCING BODY with Andrea Olsen & Shayla-Vie Jenkins
1-3PM   WORKSHOP MAMMALS MAKING with Scotty Hardwig
3-3:30PM   CLOSING CIRCLE

SEE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND BIOS HERE

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