joshua lorris
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a frame for group improvisation as performance.

THIS PILOT SERIES GATHERS INDIVIDUALS AS A TEMPORARY ENSEMBLE FOR IMPROVISED GROUP PERFORMANCE.

Improvisation is sometimes described as a game of "Yes, And." This exploration adds "or," focusing group practices to identifying and engaging with what’s happening in the moment.  With awareness’s of audience and performer's eye, "yes, and, or" invites a look at how our choices place potency (or dilute) what the audience experiences. 

The structure is A 2:1 ENGAGEMENT OF TWO ENSEMBLE PRACTICES AND ONE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE EACH MONTH. PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP FOR THE WHOLE SERIES SO AS TO DEEPEN THE ENSEMBLE PRACTICE. A $30-50 DONATION PER SERIES SUPPORTS THE CONTINUATION OF PROVIDING SPACE FOR ARTIST TO WORK CREATIVELY ON IMPROVISATIONAL PERFORMANCE.

 

Series 1 @ water bar 6:30-9pm

Tuesday, February 12th

Tuesday, February 19th

Thursday, February 21st


 

Series 2 @ Water Bar 6:30-9pm

Tuesday, March 12th

Tuesday, March 19th

Thursday, March 21st


 

Say..Yes... And.. Or..!

Join the ensemble for this pilot series focused on group improvisation.

 

 



The Facilitators

Joshua and Colleen May Day 2018

Joshua and Colleen May Day 2018

Since their meeting at Luther College nearly a decade ago, Joshua and Colleen have been creative collaborators in the performing arts. Their independent journeys have maintained entanglement throughout the years as their inspiring friendship strengthened with a commitment to shared practices of curiosity and play.