December 9-10, 201710am - 4pm
Primary Stages307 West 38th StreetNYCThe Viewpoints
We are entering a new paradigm of how we live on this planet together. It requires a radical presence!
Find your radical presence by diving into the practice and theory of The Viewpoints!
Originated by dancer/choreographer, Mary Overlie, The Viewpoints deconstruct the materials used in performance: space, time, shape, emotion, story, and movement, opening up their infinite possibilities.
Improvisations and experimentation with these materials will place us in the present moment, listening and interacting spontaneously with our whole selves within a group.
This workshop is valuable for performers, directors, and choreographers, but people of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a brief statement of who you are, what you do, and why you are interested in the workshop. Or click the "register" button on the left to fill out an on-line form.$180scholarships and payment plans available - please email email@example.com for more info
The Viewpoints: Radical Presence Intensive with Deborah Black
Join me for a weekend of experiementation, deconstruction, and play. Over the course of two days, we will tune into the body and mind to develop a heightened presence to gravity, balance, tension, and release in movement. Using this awakened body, we will move into a improvisations with the individual Viewpoints and their dialogue with one another.
We will open up our work to notice and be influenced by the work of the others. Instant compositions will emerge as we watch one another improvise fully embodied, clear choices.
Regardless of whether you have trained in the Viewpoints or not, the workshop requires a beginner's mind. The depth and complexity to be found in each of the Viewpoints is infinite and radical presence takes time to emerge! To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a brief statement of who you are, what you do, and why you are interested in the workshop. Or click the "register" button on the left to fill out an on-line form.$180 scholarships and payment plans available - please email email@example.com for more info
Deborah Black is a multi-disciplined embodied artist and teacher. She has trained with both Mary Overlie and SITI Company. From 2013-2016 she was based in Europe teaching The Viewpoints at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg (NL) as well as workshops in Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the UK. While previously living in NYC for nearly 15 years and working with Deborah Hay, Siobhán Cronin, and the SITI Company, she began her current research of collective and individual daily practices, conflict management, the space between dance and theatre, and ecology. She has a BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
What people are saying about The Radical Presence Viewpoints Intensive.
"I love Deborah's research-based approach to facilitating and training. I felt free to try and try again without pressure to be anything but myself - and present. This mode of training was more like playing, and that in itself is radical presence." -- Julia Levine, theatre director"Deborah is deeply committed to the material and brings that connection to the workshop. She teaches with clarity and sensitivity and presents the material in way that is accessible for all types/backgrounds. I was challenged and inspired by the process and left feeling a deeper awareness in my body and lightness in spirit." -- Maryanne Cheney, dancer and choreographer"Deborah's weekend introduction to Viewpoints was excellent. Her insights were both fascinating and helpful. As a facilitator, she created a calm yet encouraging atmosphere-- I felt comfortable and inspired to explore and experiment!" -- Terra Vandergraw, theatre teacher"Deborah is a well suited to facilitate and teach the Viewpoints work because of her extensive background and experience. Over and above that she is calming steady, trusting and a true "midwife" of the work." -- Martha Gelnaw, corporate coach
photo by Anna Maynard