June 2 - 22, 2013 - Workshop Focus:
Systems for Understanding Movement and Choreography
SUMAC (Systems for Understanding Movement And Choreography) Workshop Participants will work with members of Susan Marshall & Company and with master guest artists in the following courses: (subject to change)
Conditioning: Taught by Master Guest Artists at the beginning of each day. Conditioning class engages various modalities of release, strengthening, movement preparation, and body work.
Technique: Contemporary technique taught by Master Guest Artists Gerald Casel, Adriane Fang, Kira Blazek, Stuart Singer, Lucas Crandall, and Rebecca Lazier.
Toolbox: Participants are introduced to the collaborative improvisation and composition practices that the Company uses on a regular basis to generate movement material, partnering, and choreographic structures.
Repertory: Participants will learn Susan Marshall & Company repertory.
Student/Company Conferences: One-on-one meetings with Susan Marshall and Company members.
Choreographic Laboratory: Participating workshop choreographers and dancers collaborate together in small teams with concepts introduced by the Company in Toolbox sessions.
Choreographic Laboratory Showing & Discussion: Facilitated by Susan Marshall and the Company, workshop participants share material made during Choreographic Laboratories with the entire group and discuss discoveries.Open Rehearsals: Watch Susan Marshall & Company work on a new creation.
Student Choreography and Repertory Showings: Participants show work and perform repertory in an open studio showing on the final Friday afternoon of the workshop.
(Additional faculty and SUMAC collaborator seminars may be added)
Additional activities include a performance of Susan Marshall & Company, open rehearsals, and social events. Rehearsal space is available in the evenings and on weekends, and students will have the opportunity to perform at a final student showing. Participants can also choose to attend SaratogaArtsFest, a three-day arts festival in Saratoga Springs planned for June 6–9, 2013.
Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college known for outstanding
academics, a rich cocurricular life, and challenging and caring faculty mentors. It
is a place where creative thought matters, as evidenced by its more than 60 majors;
its arts-infused, interdisciplinary focus; and the fact that half of the College’s
2,400 undergraduates carry two majors or at least one minor with a major.
Workshop classes are held in the College’s Dance Center. Participants who choose to live on Skidmore’s campus will be housed in one of the College’s residence halls. Dormitory rooms are spacious and feature free Internet access and cable television. Participants under age 18 will be supervised by the program’s resident staff. The renovated dining hall offers a broad array of freshly made items, including ample vegetarian options. Participants will have access to the College’s Scribner Library and recreational options, including swimming pool, weight and fitness rooms, lighted tennis courts, track, North Woods hiking trails, and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.