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the viewpoints :: 4 workshops with synaesthetic theatre

Synaesthetic Theatre invites you to participate in our upcoming Viewpoints Workshop series. Past workshops have brought together artists from a wide range of mediums and levels of experience with the Viewpoints. Synaesthetic has planned a four-part series for this fall in which participants will explore Viewpoints from the ground up, experiment with the use of sound and music, create choreography and practice using the Viewpoints as a rehearsal tool. Originated by dancer/choreographer Mary Overlie, the Viewpoints provide a simple and profound language with which performers, choreographers and directors can communicate. Mary introduced 6 labels: Space, Time, Shape, Movement, Story and Emotion. Having deconstructed the basic building blocks of physical performance, the performer, choreographer or director is free to examine these separately or in tandem, from all angles, in an infinite investigation. Synaesthetic Theatre utilizes the Viewpoints extensively during our collaborative rehearsal process for ensemble-building, character exploration, and the development of themes, relationships and staging.

WHEN: 4 SATURDAYS :: 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18 :: 12:30-4:30 pm
Workshop #1 ::INTRO Saturday, September 18
This workshop will introduce and explore each Viewpoint. This is a basic session for anyone new to the Viewpoints or anyone wishing to revisit the foundations of Viewpoint work.
Workshop #2 :: Saturday, October 16
This workshop will focus on the use of sound. Working with music and words, we will explore the space, time, shape, movement, emotion and story of sound.
Workshop #3 ::Saturday, November 20
This workshop will use the Viewpoints to create and build choreography and to facilitate group piece-making.
Workshop #4 :: Saturday, December 18
This final workshop will use the Viewpoints to explore themes, relationships and staging.
WHERE: Cap 21 :: Studio 6
18 West 18th St., 6th Floor (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
TUITION: 4 Session Workshop Package $80
(Single Session tuition $25)

Space is limited & reservations required. To reserve call 212.696.6721 or reply to this email
Please arrive on time and dress comfortably in clothes you can move in. If you know someone else who might benefit from this workshop, feel free to pass this information along. For further information about the workshops visit:

We hope to see you soon!
Synaesthetic Theatre
Synaesthetic Theatre is a collective of artists dedicated to creating process oriented, multi-media theatre, synthesizing voice, text, movement, music, video, and visual art into a single performance experience. As a community of creators, our collective strives to provide a home in which artists from all realms are supported and encouraged to take risks, exploring their craft as tools for communication. In this age of expanded media, two-dimensional stimuli, and quick fixes, Synaesthetic Theatre utilizes live experimental performance to inspire an environment where intellect and emotion function together -- redefining the boundaries of theater, artist and audience, and encouraging conscious investigation and evaluation of the world around us.
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