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MAAS|Mandragoras Art Space
Heather Benton, dir.; Laura Lona, artistic dir.

Production Description

Seeking participants for MAAS|FLOCK Presents "SP-RING." The first in a four-part installment of performance laboratory intensives, 'SP-RING' will explore the psychophysical expression of the four seasons. Drawing on and layering multiple techniques to open the body and mind including Viewpoints and Suzuki, Droznin Body Work, Grotowski, Chakra Exploration and Self Scripting, this physically intense, deeply intimate, impulsively collaborative laboratory invites actors, writers, directors, dancers, musicians and artists to explore the beginning of the seasonal cycle. This three-day intensive will incorporate improvised compositional work as well as generate individual text. The final two hours of the lab will be open to the public, and followed by a Q&A with director Heather Benton.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Workshop takes place Apr. 4-6 at MAAS|Mandragoras Art Space in Long Island City, NY. April 4|6pm-9pm; April 5|12pm-8pm; April 6|12pm-8pm*. *The final two hours are open to the public.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Fee of $285 for 19 hours.


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In 2014, MAAS | Mandragoras Art Space presents FLOCK, an intensive laboratory series exploring the body through a physical creative process, for participants of diverse backgrounds.

Invited guest performers, artists and visual artists, who hail from a variety of mediums, lead the labs through movement, conceptual action, sound, and written and spoken word.

The series seeks to enable the participant in their artistic development and in the exploration of their creative process through a led ensemble. MAAS Flock also aims to open fresh dialogue about contemporary performance and creative forms of collaboration.

This year MAAS FLOCK is proud to open the series with Director Heather Benton.

About Heather Benton

Heather Benton specializes in the integration of acting and movement techniques drawing on the influences of Viewpoints, Suzuki, Droznin Body Work, Stanislavski, Practical Aesthetics, and Jerzy Grotowski. Her work explores visual metaphor, magical realism and celebrates high content and high form. Heather is currently a professor and the Head of the BFA Acting Program at Montclair State University in New Jersey where she teaches acting, movement, and directs.