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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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