The Monday Morning Class Series, Curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns, has fallen in love with the NIGHT. We changed. We bid adieu to the day. Fall with us into the dark comfort of evening as we continue the ongoing exchange of body-based creative practices led by teaching artists who practice within the phases of consciousness and creation. Nourish your practice and embrace Lunacy. #getheetoclass @MNCPieter
November 5 and 12: Jessica Emmanuel // PROCESS AND RITUAL
Los Angeles-based movement artist Jessica Emmanuel will lead a movement master class titled Process & Ritual. Jessica will lead participants in exploring their own movement in relation to the creative process and rituals used in developing her own work which is both a matter of daily training and the starting point for new choreography. This workshop is designed to address the quality with which we move, and the ultimate source from which we create through improvisation, structured exercises, and partnering. We’ll create short choreographies that are specific and intuitive, stemming from points of tension in our present lives, ancestors and future.
The class will explore questions such as:
How does what we feel inform how we move?
How can focusing on what we feel reveal specific ways of moving informed by identity and personal history?
How does the body make a narrative?
Using text as an initial generating tool, participants will work individually and in groups to explore an emergent narrative through the building of a gestural vocabulary.
The class is open to any and all curious and exploratory minds. No movement experience necessary.
Jessica Emmanuel is a Los Angeles-based dancer, choreographer, performance artist, educator and curator. She studied Dance & Choreography at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center in New York and is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Performance & Choreography. Jessica is the founder of Mothership LA and a co-founder of the theater based artist collective Poor Dog Group. Her work has been presented internationally at the Bootleg Theater, Live Arts Exchange Festival, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, Montserrat DTLA, Highways Performance Space, Zoukak Studios (Lebanon), The Getty Villa, Interferences Festival (Romania), Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Curtis R. Preim Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and The Contemporary Art Museum Santa Barbara. She has choreographed/performed for Poor Dog Group, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, The MOVEMENT Movement, Ania Catherine Genevieve Carson, Bryan Reynolds, Paul Outlaw, No)one. Art House and Stacy Dawson Stearns. Jessica has also curated art events at various locations in Los Angeles.
Monday Night Class Fall Season: the Lunacy series
SEPT 10,17 and 24 // ODEYA NINI
OCT 1,8,15 // Phillip T. NAILS
OCT 21,28 // BRIAN GETNICK and DOROTHY DUBRULE
NOV 5, 12 // JESSICA EMMANUEL
NOV 19, 26, DEC 3 // MILKA DJORDJEVICH