Stacy Dawson Stearns curates this season of mojo training for Monday Morning Class at Pieter. These classes are offered with the intention of deepening and complicating the dance, movement, and artistic practices of the participants. Los Angeles takes things to a different level and dance is never just dance. Poetry is never just poetry. Pipes are never pipes. Induce your bodymind to go to the MOJO and get thee to class!
Classes are $15-20 sliding scale, OR you can take advantage of our 12 class pack for $120 and 6 class pack for $70 by paypaling firstname.lastname@example.org (friends&family) and writing “MMCmojo2018 12 pack or MMCmojo2018 6 pack” in the comment line. Class packs only apply to MMC Mojo Technique classes.
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June 4, 11 Stacy Dawson Stearns // IMAGE UNBOUND
week 1: tawdry feral lives
week 2: pantheon
open to all bodyminds, all levels, all skill sets
In this class we will work without apology and harness the delicacy, precision, and particularity of our personal image worlds. Working in partnership with the concept of the “secure partner” (an idea developed by Jerzy Grotowski but one that can be found in many diverse practices), we will generate scores of dance or action that allow us to fulfill and release the characters that dwell beneath the skin. There will be a developmentally-influenced warmup and alignment conditioning before we leap into the deep end. There will be moments of crisis and opportunities to sink before raging once again. Come hither!
Stacy Dawson Stearns is a Bessie Award winning (2000) interdisciplinary performer and creator known for her original work as well as her collaborative work with Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, Hal Hartley, Ken Nintzel, and Blacklips Performance Cult. She has taught movement, composition, and physical acting techniques at CalArts, The George Washington University, Marymount Manhattan College, and currently at CalState LA. She is currently writing and drawing a manual for the hybridized floor barre technique she taught to her beautiful students at CalArts from 2003-2017.
Jan 15 and 22 // Carol McDowell // NOETIC MOVEMENT
Jan 29, Mar 26 // Yunuen Rhi // WALKING THE DAO
Feb 5, 12 // Matt Lo-Fang // CELLO MOTION
Feb 19 // Mystery Teacher // A CLASS OF SHOCKING SURPRISE
Feb 26, Mar 5 // Jen Hong // INSIDE INFORMS OUTSIDE
Mar 12, 19 // Andrew Pearson // BODIES IN PLAY
April 2, 9 // eLa Aldrete // SER MOVIMIENTO, BEING MOVEMENT
April 16, 23, 30 // Roxanne Steinberg // JOURNEY DREAM FLOWER
May 7, 14 // Jennie MaryTai Liu // PERFORMORDEAL
May 21, 28 // Gregory Barnett // “I WILL TURN MY WEATHERVANE OF A BODY INTO A DIVING ROD”
June 4, 11 // Stacy Dawson Stearns // IMAGE UNBOUND
June 18, 25 // Carmela Hermann Dietrich // WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?