Skinner Releasing and Improvisation Intensive
with Laurel Jenkins Tentindo
June 15 – 19th, 3 – 6pm
Skinner Releasing Technique™ (SRT) is the pioneering approach to dancing that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing tension and habitual holding patterns, we can move more freely, powerfully, and articulately. In Releasing, spontaneous movement evoked by guided poetic imagery, music, and sound enables a creative exploration of technical principles such as multi-directional alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy, and autonomy. Releasing engages the imagination and involves the whole self, which integrates technical growth and creative process. Through the course of this workshop, we will progressively evolve an improvisational language. Participants must pre-register. All levels welcome.
Laurel Jenkins Tentindo is a choreographer and director creating new dance theater works in Los Angeles. She was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2007-2012, she created original roles in Brown’s four final works. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she danced with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and was certified in the Skinner Releasing Technique. Laurel went on to dance with Vicky Shick, and Sara Rudner, to perform in plays directed by John Jesurun and Nick Olcott, and to choreograph for Elise Kermani’s films. She was a member of the Puppet Lab at St. Anne’s Warehouse. Her work has been shown in NY at: Danspace Project, Joyce SoHo, Judson Church, Dixon Place and the NY Fringe, and in LA at: Automata, Highways, Pieter, the Fowler Museum, and the Hammer Museum. Internationally, she has been presented at the Prague Fringe, Decoda at Coventry University, U.K., and Improvisation Xchange, Berlin. She teaches internationally, and was recently sharing Trisha Brown’s work with the students at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Laurel is currently completing her MFA at UCLA in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Visit www.laureltentindo.com
Workshop Photos by Lisa Wahlander