This May in NYC Built for Collapse* will be offering masters classes in “Staging the Impossible: Visual Storytelling through Physical Performance.” In this 3-day intensive we will harness the expressive power of the human body coupled with design to attack three fundamental events which are forever prevalent and intoxicating in live theater: SEX, DEATH, and VIOLENCE.

We will work to infuse a vibrant physical vocabulary with bold imagery to create a live theatrical experiment that layers sex, death and violence in a rich visual landscape and reveals how they are intrinsically linked to all performance.  Led by the company’s founders Ben Hobbs (Fuerzabruta) and Sanaz Ghajarrahimi (Drama League) in tandem with guest teachers including Tony nominated designer Michael Krass and Balinese mask expert and theater professor Akil Vishus Davis, “Staging the Impossible” is aimed at the full artist (performers, directors, choreographers, writers, designers, and visual artists). Anyone interested in exploring a multidisciplinary approach to making visceral artwork will thrive. Driven by a spirit of collaboration, we invite participants from all disciplines and backgrounds, granting everyone the opportunity to forge relationships with a diverse arts community.

*Built for Collapse is a New York City based arts company dedicated to building multi-disciplinary communal celebrations that challenge traditional theatrical form. Through an ever-evolving process work is created that pushes the limits of theater and dance. At times an erotic opera, at times a freakish and violent circus, Built for Collapse has been described as a subversive and “creative new approach to theatre.” In this way we seek to develop a new language of performance and achieve a deeper level of communication between the work, the artist and the audience. Over the past 12 months Built for Collapse has been recognized by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Ars Nova, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Theater for the New City, The Tank,  and the Prague International Fringe Festival.www.built4collapse.org

May 16-18
$75 (limited scholarships available)
Apply Here: http://built4collapse.wufoo.com/forms/staging-the-impossible/
Questions? Email us at built4collapse@gmail.com.


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