You Are Everything
performance workshop by Nick Duran
Monday, June 9th, 7PM-10PM
Monday, June 16, 7PM-10PM
Monday, June 23, 7PM-10PM
Monday, June 30, 7PM-8:30PM
Public showing on June 30th at 830PM
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10pm on Friday, June 6th for discounted rate of $100.
Otherwise, $120. Walkups welcome.
You Are Everything is a performance workshop where each participant creates a solo out of nothing beyond the materiality of their own bodies. By systematically working through layers of the body—from bones to blood—we will unearth the ancestral, instinctual, and inherent properties each of us carry, employing tools that invite the subconscious and encourage intuitive decision-making. As modes and movements surface, our bodies become like “living documents.” Participants will play an important role in observation and feedback, not to decode or understand what comes up, but simply to acknowledge what is there.
You Are Everything is appropriate for dance and performance artists as well as people interested in understanding the mechanics of making and performing body-based art from the inside out. The workshop and performance is open to all levels and backgrounds. Our resulting material will be woven together into a group work—a collaborative loose threading of individual solos as a public performance at Pieter.
Nick Duran is a Los Angeles-based dance artist and educator. Duran holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a lecturer at California State University at Long Beach; the University of California Los Angeles’ Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance; and Loyola Marymount University. Duran’s recent collaborations with Jmy James Kidd, include: NICK+JAMES at Highways in a Tribute, at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica (2012); LAKE in the New Original Works Festival at Roy Edna Disney Cal Arts Theater (2012); NICK+JAMES for PERFORM CHINATOWN (2012); NICK+JAMES for This is What I Want, part of the National Queer Arts Performance Festival in San Francisco (2012); and Tender Heart in Live Arts Exchange at The Bootleg Theater (2013). His solo every time you are near(2014) premiered at Pieter and will run as part of James Kidd Studio for Made in L.A. at The Hammer August 15th-17th.
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*photo by Deke Weaver