Over the last several years, Synaesthetic has served hundreds of artists in the NYC area and beyond with our one-day introductory
Viewpoints workshops. This summer, for the first time, we are offering a 2-day intensive weekend of Viewpoints instruction and
exploration led by company members Aubrey Hardwick, Joy Leonard, Chris Nichols and Tina West. The 12 hours of instruction and
improvisation over 2 days will provide a highly concentrated environment of experimentation, enabling
the workshop ensemble to individually and collectively experience an exponential learning curve, from strength and focus within
the fundamental practice to the ability to engage in concise, well-developed and articulate improvisations. We'll pay particular
attention to skills such as pattern recognition, giving and claiming focus and developing physical, emotional and conceptual
themes in a manner that is both spontaneous and conscious.
new format acommodates both first time Viewpointers and experienced improvisers, letting particiapnts "sleep on it"
in between days and return to the work with renewed energy and attention. We will spend ample time on each viewpoint, allowing
new and experienced Viewpointers alike to delve deeply into the unique properties and possibilities of Space, Time, Shape,
Movement, Logic and Emotion. With the time afforded by the 2nd day, we will also work with found text, music, and improvised
words and sound -- sharpening the listening, response-time and precision of each performer, and working towards coherent and
fully-embodied improvised compositions.
Click here to read more about The Viewpoints: A Weekend Intensive Workshop with Synaesthetic.
Click here to view photos from the workshop.