Love it / Hate it: making new performance with Jesse Bonnell
Saturday, Oct 1 2016
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, October 1
11:30- 2:30

Love it / Hate it: making new performance

$25-45 sliding scale

In this workshop we will focus on the creative process, making original performance through source material and improvisation. Participants will learn how to build a new theatrical experience in a collaborative environment; learning the fundamentals of constructing new work! Super fresh. 
We are going to stretch inherent impulses by deepening creative intuition! Through a similar process of developing work with my company, Poor Dog Group, we will make, share, and critique a range of performance challenges based in bodywork, text, and collaborative imagination.
This workshop is useful for artists who are anywhere in their performance trajectories.

We might cover:

• Moving from intellectual or thematic ideas to dynamic theatrical moments
• Understanding where we are on the time-line
• Generating material through physical and written assignments
• Cultivating an ensemble bond and navigating emotional waters amidst a process
• Strategies for editing
• Body Based Theater
• Writing on your feet (and other approaches to improvisation)
• Make work! Build and present sections to the group
• Fundraising and applying for grants
• Non-profit status VS. For-profit
Strategy and Development

Jesse Bonnell’s work combines installation, video, photography, drawing, and performance. He is a co-founder and director of Poor Dog Group, a collective dedicated to contemporary theater. Nationally, his work has been shown at REDCAT, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, RADAR L.A., South Coast Repertory, Bootleg Theater, The Getty Villa, EMPAC, The Collapsible Hole, Baruch Performing Arts Center, CATCH! Series, and site-specific locations. Abroad, his work has toured throughout Eastern Europe including Croatia, Poland and Serbia. Jesse graduated from the California Institute of the Arts and has received project support from Theater Communications Group, Foundation for Contemporary Art, United Sates Embassy Belgrade, LACAC, Center for Cultural Innovation, Cultural Exchange International Grant from the City of Los Angeles DCA, and Creative Capital. Jesse was recently awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and residencies at REDCAT, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, UCLA, CalArts, Yaddo, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has taught workshops based in original performance at University of California Santa Barbara, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Zagreb, and CalArts. This summer he was an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and he is currently in residency at The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

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