Workshop with Laurel Tentindo
(SRT) is the pioneering approach to dancing that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing tension and habitual holding patterns, we can move more freely, powerfully, and articulately. In Releasing, spontaneous movement evoked by guided poetic imagery, music, and sound enables a creative exploration of technical principles such as multi-directional alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy, and autonomy. Releasing engages the imagination and involves the whole self, which integrates technical growth and creative process. The workshop will culminate in a dynamic group improvisation session. Class is open to both professionals and beginners.
About the Teacher:
Laurel Jenkins Tentindo, an acclaimed member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2007-2012, performed repertory spanning Ms. Brown’s 40-year career, and developed original roles in Brown’s final four pieces. Laurel worked closely with choreographers Vicky Shick (2006 – 2013), Sara Rudner (2007), and Liz Lerman (2001-2003).
Laurel’s independent choreography has been show in NYC at Judson Church, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Joyce SoHo, as well as in the NYC, San Francisco and Prague Fringe Festivals. In Los Angeles Laurel has been presented by The Fowler Museum, Highways, The Electric Lodge and LA Movement Arts. As a member of the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab in 2007, she began collaborating with puppet theater director Luis Tentindo, exploring the interaction between bunraku puppetry and dance.
Laurel has taught movement master classes around the world. This summer she will be an artist in residence at Decoda in the UK. Laurel is a certified Skinner Releasing Teacher.
Photo by Marvin Orellana