Lane Community College
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, March 2018
Lane Community College,
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.
Composition & Choreography
Laban Movement Analysis
Repertory / Creation Projects
Site Specific Dance-Making
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.