The Encounter Workshop for Teens combines physical play with imaginative exploration, culling from themes, ideas, and the process of the creation of The Encounter performance projects. The workshop begins with participants learning a series of 4 gestures which are filtered throughout all of The Encounter projects. Working in a circular format, students will step in time with each other, while doing the gestures, navigating speed through breath and the sound of their footsteps.
The workshop also includes the creation of a “dream sequence” where, standing or sitting still, participants use their imagination to “see” a past or future dream of themselves that they have lost or aspire to be.
Workshop leaders include Kimberly Bartosik, choreographer and director of The Encounter, and featured cast member, Burr Johnson. This workshop is developed specifically for non-dancers: prior dance or movement training is not necessary! Original music from the Crossing The Line Festival performance of The Encounter will be used during the workshop.
Committed to creating long-lasting experiences for students, FIAF will provide educators with a free study guide with detailed content about the workshop as well as pre- and post-event activities.
Bessie Award winning and Guggenheim Fellow choreographer, performer, educator, and writer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that critically, tenderly, and violently etch away at deeply distressing threads of our society.