woods and studio: In-Timeness of Things: Objects, Frames, Ritual,Technology // Workshop with Nguyễn Nguyen and collaborators: Erik Speth and Sarri Sanchez
Saturday, Apr 16 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday April 16
6 – 9pm

woods and studio is a series of dance and living practices that seek to bring together people of color who also identify within the lgbtqi spectrum. organized by taisha paggett and Marbles Jumbo Radio, as well as through conversation with Pieter, woods and studio offers workshops, events and creative practices across three months that build conversation around how we inhabit space–both interior and exterior–and how our bodies are a site of power.
In-Timeness of Things– Objects, Frames, Ritual,Technology
Workshop with Nguyễn Nguyen and collaborators: Erik Speth and Sarri Sanchez

$25 no one turned away for lack of funds

All utilized tech will be provided for participants. We will experiment and create movement scores. The scores will be extended to engage with technology to create a durational media installation as a culmination.

In this workshop, we will experiment with embodiment, technology, and spectatorship to question and invent where knowledge is formed, stored, and communicated. We will interact/interface with technology via sound, projection and movement, allowing us to re-imagine the cosmology oftime/space. We then see beginnings and endings as constructed temporalities. Time is dilated and meaning emerges as an entirety of a gesture– the relationship between materials: our bodies, the cameras, the projections, and the space. Playing with technology as encountering of culture andtime, we can experience a single reality as a lived multiplicity of movements — “being observer and observed, insider and outsider, native and settler, home and abroad, woman and man…”

Nguyễn Nguyên is a choreographer, dance filmmaker, and educator based in Los Angeles. Nguyên was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at the age of 7. His work has been presented at Highways Performance Space, Anatomy Riot, Diavolo Space, Citrus College Dance Festival, “Dancers For Life” at Landis Performing Arts Center, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, American College Dance Festival, the Guangdong and Beijing International Dance Festival in China, and the International Performance Arts Festival in Thailand. Nguyên is a founding member of Los Angeles Movement Arts, an interdisciplinary arts collective. Nguyên was a Regents Scholar at UCLA and graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and an MFA in Dance and Choreography at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Nguyên was on faculty at Santa Monica College and Cal State LA. He has guest taught at UCLA, LMU, CSULB, RCC, University of Maryland, Montclair State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and University of Iowa. He has worked with various artists including David Roussève, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Katsura Kan, Simone Forti, Taisha Paggett, Holly Johnston, Michael Sakamoto and Maria Gillespie.Nguyên is currently on faculty at RenArts Academy in Eagle Rock.

video of previous workshop: https://www.facebook.com/nguyen.nguyen.9275/videos/vb.667211692/10153511348711693/?type=3&theater

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