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SP-RING: Movement Lab

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MAAS|Mandragoras Art Space
Laura Lona, coord.

Production Description

Seeking participants for a movement laboratory led by Heather Benton. Company states: "SP-RING is the first in a four-part installment of performance laboratory intensives, and 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."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Laboratory intensive takes place May 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at MAAS | Mandragoras Art Space, 3601 36th Ave., 3rd floor, in Long Island City, NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay. $50 fee required for four hours.


Seeking submissions from: New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

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.

She is a company member of the award winning international company East River Commedia (Serenade and Philosopher Fox, The Magnificent Cuckold, AutoMotive) co-founder of the Flying Sandbox, an actor-training studio of physical theatre and co-producer of the Undergroundzero Festival in NYC. She has an ongoing collaborative relationship with Theatre Trouve (Living With Betty, Half Awake and Falling through the Sky) as an actor and a writer.

Heather is currently an Assistant Professor and the Head of the BFA Acting Program at Montclair State University in New Jersey where she teaches acting and movement and directs. She served five years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, as a member of the core faculty (teaching acting styles and movement), Head of the Movement Department, and a director. She is a member of the Actors’ Equity and received her MFA in Acting from ART/MXAT under Robert Woodruff’s artistic leadership.