DATE CHANGE - New Workshop Offering - March 19th

Finding the Well: Accessing Your Power Through Sound and Movement

An Improvisational Workshop with Jenny Sawyer

Sat. March 19th from 1pm-3pm
Studio 34
$20 for one person
$15 if you pre-register by March 13th or come with a friend 

$15 for dancepass holders

Come explore and expand your own personal sense of power through sound and movement.

In this workshop we will use vocalization, guided movement exploration, partnering and witnessing to connect to emotional centers of our bodies, access deep internal sources of strength and vulnerability, and cultivate new powerful ways of moving and being.

This is exciting, fun, challenging and vulnerable work. As a group we will create a supportive and safe space for both individual and group exploration.

All levels of movement experience are welcome. Willingness to experiment with making sound is required.

To pre-register or get more information, please contact Jenny Sawyer at jroesawyer@gmail.com

Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Avenue in West Philly
(215) 387-3434

Jenny Sawyer has studied dance and improvisational movement for over 20 years. She is a co-founder and current member of the Philly Contact Collective, a performance and contact improvisation collective. She was a founding member of Amnesiac Music and Dance, a touring performance improv company directed by Nicole Bindler. Jenny has studied improv and contact improv from Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Nancy Stark Smith, Nicole Bindler, David Brick, KJ Holmes, and Kirstie Simpson, among others. She is currently developing a new solo improvisation and performance practice that inspires the basis of her teaching.


Jenny's Fun-A-Day Project 2011

"A Dance A Day"

This year I finally did a Fun-A-Day Project! 

(To do Fun-A-Day you do/make/find something everyday for the month of January)

I did "A Dance A Day!"

(Almost) every day I improvised a dance on video, as a way to practice improvising daily and learn how to use my new snazzy albiet handmedown video camera.

Most of the dances ended up being filmed at the end of the day, before bed, in my bedroom, in limited space, and thus have an intimate, diary-like quality to them. I do things that I would not do onstage, that I do only for myself, and yet many of them, in the footage, are fascinating to watch.

I am quite curious about this..... how to show intimacy/vulnerability onstage... how to do things onstage you think you shouldn't... how to tell which ones are actually touching to watch and which ones really are "too much." Does "too much" really exist?

Perhaps I will use the footage as a jumping off place for a piece someday.

On Friday Feb 11th I showed my "A Dance A Day" video footage at The Seventh Annual Fun-A-Day Art Show at Studio 34 in West Philly. 

It was pretty great. The art and projects people make every year for this astound me. And the community comes out. It wasn't the best venue for showing off my project (I have too much footage to know what to do with it) but it was fun to be a part of the showing and connect with artists,  friends and neighbors.

The Seventh Annual Fun-A-Day Art Show
Your friends and neighbors have made an eclectic array of art every day for the month of January. Come celebrate their marvelous displays of creativity!
Two big days!
Friday & Saturday, February 11 & 12, 2011
7-11 pm

Free! All Ages!
Featuring Food, Refreshments, Performances, and Fun!
More info at http://www.artclash.com