Workshops: May 23 & 25, 10:00-11:30am | Studio Presentation: May 27, 7:30pm | CoMotion Company Class: May 28, 5:00-6:30pm
Dance Initiative welcomes Marielis Garcia of NYC and David Norsworthyof Toronto, Canada, as Artists in Residence at The Launchpad. This residency is a unique opportunity for the Carbondale community to take part in the creative process of dance making. During two community workshops, Garcia and Norsworthy will create a snapshot of the Carbondale community by gathering the participant's passing thoughts, anecdotes, jokes, profound questions, silly curiosities, fascinations and political concerns. They will transform and abstract these “thought artifacts” into choreographic scores and structures that will serve as source material for a new choreographic work. This project is part of a series of small community snapshots from all over the country. We call on all artists, musicians, storytellers, teachers, old timers and newcomers to come to at least one of the two workshop sessions (open to anyone ages 16 and up). The workshops will include simple movement exercises, personal reflection and group discussion. The public is invited to view the work in progress on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30pm at The Launchpad. Click here for details.