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SUPA (Studio Upsun* in Pennsylvania) is an initiative designed to provide opportunities to engage in in-depth investigations of choreographic practices. The SUPA workshops are a place for intensive study of contemporary choreographic methods and modes of making with some of the most influential and challenging artists working today. Each week-long SUPA session is designed to expose, challenge and refine the participants’ beliefs about choreography and the medium of movement. SUPA aims to stimulate and offer opportunities for sustained and meaningful engagement by investigating choreography itself, and its relation to teaching and other fields of endeavor. The SUPA faculty consists of rigorous choreographers of note who are interested in teaching and its relationship to making. Each workshop is limited to 10 people to ensure a dynamic artistic community and maximize opportunities for close, detailed feedback.
SUPA is located on the campus of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., 225 miles southwest of New York City and 90 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
Trains run to Harrisburg, Pa., and participants can pre-arrange a ride on the scheduled Sunday afternoon SUPA shuttle to campus. Workshop participants are housed in the campus dormitories; cooking facilities are available. For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.wilson.edu/supa.
1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA email@example.com | 717.264.4141 ext. 3274www.wilson.edu/supa
For further information please contact Paula Kellinger at 717-264-4141 ext. 3274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Upsun: (noun) the period between the rising and setting of the sun. (Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary)
July 15 – 21
What we do when we do the thing we do before we know what we are doing: Approaches to Creative Practice, Performance and Choreography with Jeanine Durning
Starting from a place where not-knowing is not a deficit but an active, creative and generative state, we will use this workshop to develop and cultivate a daily practice that will help support each individual’s creative priorities, interests and inspirations. Using our questions as proposals for action, we will practice accepting material as it arises, and then honing our recognition of and responsiveness to that material. We will notice and locate the inherent structures in what we do and think and we will consider possibilities toward internally scoring these structures in daily performances. We will support these structures coming to form through fluidly developed strategies and tools for further immersion and then distance. These strategies include moving, writing, drawing, scoring, directing, watching, showing, sharing, listening, and discussing. Throughout the process, we’ll generate then reconsider, translate then reinterpret: action, image and content as they relate to personal interest, history and perception, and in turn, as these relate to extant themes, structures and events. At the core of the workshop is the interest and insistence on what cannot be predetermined, and a willingness to think/move/imagine in unanticipated directions.
* The total fee is a combination of tuition and a room fee, which includes accommodation in a private room on campus from 4 p.m. Sunday through noon on Saturday, kitchen and studio access.
Please mail your check or money order and Registration Form to:
SUPA, c/o Paula Kellinger
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201
email@example.com | 717-264-4141 ext. 3274
... an incredibly full and rich week where I was given the opportunity to expand and challenge my perceptions of dance and dance-making...
I really felt this workshop was intellectually stimulating and came away feeling I had made a wonderful investment in myself and dance...
There is a huge difference between molding work and uncovering the work. (SUPA) has a gift for the uncovering...
This workshop gave me permission to be my own artist.
SUPA was wonderful! I look forward to going back.
Over the years, Jeanine has had the pleasure to work with many choreographers, among them, including David Dorfman, Susan Rethorst, Bebe Miller. Martha Clarke, Jon Kinzel, Zvi Gotheiner, Lance Gries, and Chris Yon. Jeanine has performed in several choreographed ensemble works by Deborah Hay since 2005. She is currently involved in Hay’s work with Motion Bank, an interactive archival project of the Forsythe Company, which includes her performance adaptation of the solo No Time to Fly. Jeanine also acts as consultant to the Motion Bank team on Hay’s choreographic work.
Jeanine has an ongoing teaching practice, facilitating classes in movement and choreographic practices, and is regularly invited to advise the work of other makers. More recently, she has been on faculty at SNDO and MTD (Amsterdam Theaterschool), HZT (Inter-University Centre for Dance- Berlin), Laboratory for Contemporary Dance Practice (Vaganova Academy, St. Petersburg), NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has co-taught a workshop on choreographic scoring with Forsythe Company member Liz Waterhouse as part of the German Dance Education Biennale (Frankfurt).
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