I’m teaching a class for
the Leimay Ludus Lab
at Cave Arts Space in Williamsburg
Sunday, June 4 form 12-3pm!
Tuition on $38. Sign up here: http://leimaymain.cavearts.org/?p=5416
PERFORMING INVISIBILITY with Kate Brehm, addresses the of mechanics of a performing body to which an audience is NOT meant to pay attention. The primary example of such a situation is the SEEN puppeteer, where the puppeteer is in no way hidden from view, but is not the focus of a scene. We’ll also consider the unseen puppeteer, actor/ dancer supporting architecture and scenery, and actor/ dancer supporting other actor/ dancers.
The class uses exercises and improvisations to hone the students’ visceral experience and directing of energy inside vs outside the body; performing a ‘silent’ core, while allowing energy extension; releasing the legs and arms from the tyranny of the torso; and following an energy vs leading an energy. Students should wear movement clothing without designs or text. We’ll work with simple objects and the architecture of the space.
is a movement director specializing in puppetry, scenic dramaturgy, and physical acting. Her New York based company, imnotlost, has been producing theater and events since 2003. She teaches performers practical and theoretical tools for performative visual thinking through her classes, Moving Objects and Performing Design. She is published in the Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance. Directing and/ or design credits: Things Fall Apart, Discrepancies, The Eye Which We Do Not Have, Dark Space, the Poofs. Events: Fireside Chats, Dance Hall Slow Dances, Slutty Puppets. www.imnotlost.net Since 2006 she has toured the US, Japan, and Europe performing and collaborating with critically acclaimed puppeteer, Basil Twist. She is trained in the Margolis Method of Physical Acting. www.katebrehm.com