Master Class with Barney O’Hanlon and Sam Pinkleton
Thursday December 17, 2015
Theatre Lab, NYC
This workshop has been designed for Directors, Choreographers and other artists interested in exploring new ways to integrate movement into their work. We will be working in territory not based on steps and counts but rather on movement itself, the dramaturgy of movement, the feeling of movement, the pleasure of movement as a source for theatrical invention. This is an opportunity to find ways to open the possibilities of choreography in contemporary theater making. After a brief but yummy somatic warm-up we will engage participants with choreographic notions, staging tips and tricks, compositional structures and crazy movement sequences all while having an open discourse on choreography and movement for the theater. We will work on our feet offering prompts, images, structures and music as a way of examining the role of choreography and movement in performance and theater making. Folks should come dressed to move and we would also ask that you have a bit of text or a song in your back pocket as we might throw that in to the mix. Also we want to have fun, so come prepared for that too!
To apply, please follow this link. All applications are due Tuesday December 1 at 12pm EST. You will be notified of your acceptance by December 2.
The class costs $75 for the general public and $50 for SDC Members, Associates and SDCF Observers. Space is limited. A $5 application fee is required to apply, but will be put towards the cost of the class should you be accepted.
Barney O’Hanlon most recently choreographed and will appear in Steel Hammer with Julia Wolfe, SITI Company and the Bang on a Can All Stars as part of BAM’s 2015 Next Wave Festival. Other Next Wave Festival appearances include: War of the Worlds, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Casseopeia, and Trojan Women all with SITI Company, as well as A Rite with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Barney recently choreographed Norma for Los Angeles Opera and appeared in Match Play with Austin’s Rude Mechs at NYLA. He also choreographed Verdi’s Macbeth for the Glimmerglass Festival, Anne Washburn’s 10 out of 12 directed by Les Waters for Soho Rep. and Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy for Lincoln Center Theater, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Upcoming: Charles Mee’s The Glory of the World directed by Les Waters for BAM’s 2016 Winter/Spring season.
Sam Pinkleton is a New York City-based director and choreographer. As a choreographer his recent work includes Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (ART/Kazino); Amélie (Berkeley Rep); Todd Almond’s Kansas City Choir Boy (ART/CTG); Pretty Filthy (The Civilians); Machinal (Broadway/Roundabout); Pig Iron Theatre Company’s I Promised Myself to Live Faster (Humana Festival); Significant Other (Roundabout); Heisenberg (MTC); Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; Fly By Night; Stage Kiss (All at Playwrights Horizons); The Heidi Chronicles (Broadway); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep); HAIR: Retrospection (Kansas City Rep), The Understudy (McCarter), The Lightning Thief (Theatreworks USA); and Buyer and Cellar (Barrow Street/Tour). Sam is an Associate Artist with The Civilians and Witness Relocation and is co-director of The Dance Cartel’s ONTHEFLOOR. He teaches BUSTIN’ MOVES at NYU.
SDCF Programming in 2015-2016 is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music; IATSE; Local One IATSE; Pryor Cashman, LLP; Theatrical Teamsters, Local 817; Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local 764; Treasurers & Ticket Sellers Union, Local 751; Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; and many generous individuals.