The Equus Projects
8-Part ZOOM Workshop Series
Virtual movement workshops guiding participants into uncharted territory
A workshop for ALL curious movers
Jenna Pollack & Equus
Sept 17th-Seeing & Being Seen with Audrey Rachelle
Sept 24 Transitioning between Internal and External with Rebekah Morin
October 1st - Dancing in Hospitals with Melissa Turnage
October 8th - Discovering Objects: Discovery & Rigor with Jenna Pollack
October 15th - Relational Intelligence with Nita Little
October 22nd - Site-Specific Choreography with Melissa Riker
October 29th - Language and movement with David Norsworthy & Marielis Garcia
No Class Election Week
November 11th - Dancing with Parkinson's: Regulating Our Nervous Systems with Cynthia Pegado
EQUUS in ACTION, Fall 2020
SEEING AND BEING SEEN: A workshop that explores inhabiting spaces and choreographing embodied experiences inside those spaces. Rachelle has been performing in SLEEP NO MORE for the past two years and brings her experience with choreographic invention, working site specifically into this workshop.
Class - September 17th
BODY SENSING: Transitioning between Internal and External
Morin, an Equus company alum, has worked extensively in site-specfic and interactive theater. She has been a creative collaborator with Third Rail Projects for the last decade (Then She Fell, Red Queen). In this workshop she will focus on our physical experience of space and time and how our senses transition between interior spaces in our body and the exterior world.
Class - September 24th
DANCING IN HOSPITALS: Communicating With yourself, With Others
Melissa has developed an extensive dance/movement program in Birmingham, Alabama hospitals and shares with participants some of her “in hospital” as well as “in community” lesson plans for working with a diverse patient populations.
Class - October 1st
ANIMATING OBJECTS: Discovery & Rigor
Jenna is fascinated with task-based choreography and how choreography transforms both form and function. Workshop participants will be brainstorming with her, animating objects through choreographic invention.
Class - October 8th
RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: How the imagination shapes our relations
This workshop investigates the importance of recognizing how our attention “dances” our relations with our worlds. Nita is one of the seminal founders of Contact Improvisation. Since Covid, she has been teaching virtual classes on Relational Intelligence that truly bring the mover in transformational states
through guided improvisations.
Class - October 15th
SITE-SPECIFIC CHOREOGRAPHY: What Do I Want My Audience To Watch?
Melissa will be sharing her approach to creating site specific choreography. Her company Kinesis has created works for multiple sites in NYC and on the Seattle waterfront. Equus dancer Kat Reese will compare how we work site specifically with equine partners and how the animals shape our choreographic decisions.
Class - October 22nd
DAVID NORSWORTHY / MARIELIS GARCIA
UNSHIELDED + INCOMPLETE: language and movement in an iterative process
David and Marielis have been collaborating on a nonlinear creative process since 2016 that sometimes crystallizes into a performative event entitled Possibilities of Dialogue. They are interested in cultivating the conditions for co-creation through interactive performance scores. In this workshop, David and Marielis will practice leading with vulnerability as they share and guide participants through some of the scores they’ve been working on.
Class - October 29th
SKIP ELECTION WEEK
DANCING WITH PARKINSONS: Regulating Our Nervous Systems
Cynthia directs a company of movers with Parkinson’s in her hometown of Buffalo. She has created numerous performance works with this company of Parkinson’s movers who range in age from 50-80+.