Dance + Theatre + Horsemanship

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College Residencies

Lane Community College

October 2019

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, March 2018

Boston Conservatory

March 2017

Lane Community College,

November 2015

SUNY Potsdam

September 2015

      The Equus Projects conducts some of it most adventurous research during its college residencies.

During 1-2 week residencies, students engage with Artistic Director JoAnna Mendl Shaw and members of The Equus Projects company in technique and composition classes, Laban Theory and Somatic classes, in choreographic creation projects, lectures and  informal dialogue.

  • Technique Classes

  • Improvisation

  • Composition & Choreography

  • Choreographic Coaching

  • Laban Movement Analysis

  • Pedagogy

  • Repertory / Creation Projects

  • Site Specific Dance-Making

  • Community Engagements

  • Lectures

  • Film Screening: Hastdans pa Hovdala Documentary

  • Community Engagement Projects

The Equus Projects College Residencies with Horses

Working with horses offers a visceral, experiential modality for learning spatial awareness, use of touch, decision-making, leadership and encouraging performers to work in real time. All concepts introduced with the horses are brought into studio explorations and classroom discussion.
 

Equine projects have been arranged as collaborations with:

  • College Equine Studies Department: Centenary College

  • College Equestrian Teams: Mount Holyoke College

  • Collaboration with a local equine facility near the host college: Lane Community College

Centenary College: Equine Studies, Dance & Theater

January - April 2017

Performance piece created with Centenary equestrians and horses during 4-month residency.