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2014 Workshops

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m

Yes, You Can Sing! with Sarah O’Brien

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St. , Indianapolis

Do you sing or speak in public – or if not, would you like to? This workshop will walk you through a vocal warm-up class incorporating breathing techniques and posture work. Everyone will learn how to properly warm-up the voice before singing or speaking. This workshop will culminate with the entire group singing a familiar song utilizing their new-found voices and vocal techniques! All barter items benefit Trade School Indianapolis.

Bring one of the following:

  • 4-8oz eco-friendly paper coffee cup
  • fabric bunting
  • fun forever postage stamps
  • handmade items with the Trade School logo on it
  • local ground coffee

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m

Physical Utterance with Peiyi Wong

Big Car at 3819 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis US

How do words, their sound, content, tonality, and organization evoke space, composition, materials, light, color, objects, movement, and ultimately meaning? In this workshop, you will share poems and other writings then break into smaller groups to create an installation or piece of performances. You will also be asked to consider the specific site of the installation or performance, and how we are meant to view / discover / engage with it. This workshop is perfect for theater students, performance artists of all genres, and those interested in site specific work. You will also need to bring any photo that is personal to you to use in the workshop. All barter items benefit the Big Car Service Center.

Bring one of the following:

  • #10 envelopes (recycled would be great!)
  • blank DVDs
  • double AA batteries
  • forever postage stamps
  • masking tape or painters tape

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Thursday, May 8, 2014

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m

Contact and Contemplation with Stephanie Nugent

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

Dive into creative processing through the practice of contact improvisation, designed to offer you tools to enhance your creative process. Particular explorations include ‘tuning in’, where you learn to create a heightened sensorial state; “connecting to the environment”, a practice in expanding your sensory attention to include external elements such as earth and air; “ensemble awareness”, exercises designed to facilitate kinetic listening and responding to fellow dancers; and “contact dancing”, practical tools for attending to your physical body, as you move with one or more other bodies. The workshop will include dancing, observing, and reflecting with others. Bring water, and knee pads if you own them and wear comfortable clothes to move in. All barter items will be used in Stephanie’s Indy Convergence side project.

Bring one of the following:

  • large, pink grapefruits
  • masking tape
  • old black and white photos
  • records
  • white peasant skirts

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Friday, May 9, 2014

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m

Music Technology: DAWs & DIY Audio with Joshua Morris

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

Calling all aspiring or current designers, musicians and self-producers! In this workshop, you will be walked through some of the software available that is useful for performance with programs such as audacity, Ardour, protools, and Csound. By creating a few simple projects, you will begin to explore some of the advanced features that these programs can offer. It is highly recommended that you bring a computer and install Audacity, Ardour and Csound prior to the workshop.

Bring one of the following:

  • 1/8 inch metal wire sharp scissor
  • 2×4’s
  • black gaffers tape
  • dowel rods
  • duct tape

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 10, 2014

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m

Breathing is Meaning: An Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework® with Ryan O’Shea

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

In this introductory workshop, students will develop awareness of patterns of breathing before being introduced to Tremorwork®, which accesses the body’s own healing systems for deep release. It is a comprehensive approach to voice training and includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, and voice with movement, and presence. Please bring a text prepared, either a monologue or poem, that you will explore throughout the workshop as well as a yoga mat, socks, water, and loose-fitting clothing that allows movement.

Bring one of the following:

  • eye pillow
  • foam roller
  • massage balls
  • massage stick
  • tennis balls

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1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m

Stage Combat and Shakespeare with Andrew Simon

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

In this workshop you will learn how to scan the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare’s verse to understand how to locate and perform the emotion written into Shakespeare’s text. By learning basic stage combat techniques, you will receive the opportunity to put them together to perform a Shakespeare fight scene. Aspiring actors, performers, and of course all lovers of Shakespeare are encouraged to attend! All barter items will benefit Indy Convergence.

Bring one of the following:

  • #10 business envelopes
  • 1 pack of heavy, white printer paper
  • black sharpies
  • ground coffee
  • handmade items with the Indy Convergence logo on it
  • large bubble mailing envelopes

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP 

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m

The Landscape of Aid in Haiti: Why Artists are Essential in Creating Lasting Change with Robert Negron

Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave, Indianapolis US

In this workshop you will receive the opportunity to participate in a thoughtful discussion on how artists can be catalysts for lasting change in third-world countries. Drawing on instructor Robert’s experience in Haiti, he will walk you through his personal discoveries and invite your thoughts and suggestions on aid work. All barter items benefit Indy Reads Books.

Bring one of the following:

  • air freshener for bathroom
  • any nice card stock
  • box cutter & replacement razors
  • chunky sharpies
  • packing & scotch tape
  • paper towels or toilet paper
  • white or colored computer paper
  • white spray paint

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m

Mustache! Intro to Basic Special Effects Makeup with Anna Bratton

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

In this workshop you will be taught how to artfully create special effects makeup for the screen, stage or costume party! You should prepare to leave looking a little different than when you came in. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies, as you will be applying make-up to your face. All barter items will be used in this workshop.

Bring one of the following:

  • 91% or higher alcohol
  • long q-tips
  • make-up remover
  • sharp scissors
  • small plastic cups
  • spirit gum

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP 

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m

The Arts as the Best Catalyst for Sustainable Societies with Ian Garrett

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

In “No Culture, No Future”, Simon Brault called out the cultural sector, identifying the important and wrought social, environmental and economic moment we currently occupy. We now live at a precipitous moment when “Battles for culture, education, the environment, peace, and social justice appear essential to re-establish the balance upset by the unchecked greed.” Based on the measurable positive impact of the arts and culture across our society, new ways of connecting existing research begin to reveal that there may be no greater mechanism for creating sustainable societies than the creative work which is often sidelined as a luxury or leisure time activity. This presentation will seek to reframe your date night of a dinner and a show as the potential savior of our world, and show why bringing the arts to the centre of society may be the best way to face the future. In an exploration of the (often surprising) positive effects of the arts on the social, economic and environmental issues facing us, you will begin to see what is being unearthed to show that the arts may be the best catalyst for a sustainable society. All barter items benefit the Sa-K-La-K-Wel community center in Oban, Haiti.

Bring one of the following:

  • a pack of pens and pencils
  • AA or AAA batteries
  • chalk
  • new adult size dance clothes
  • plain or ruled notebooks

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP 

Monday, May 12, 2014

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m

Create your own Photo Transfer: Andy Warhol Style with Hiromi Okumura

Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis

In this workshop you will receive the opportunity to learn how to create an Andy Warhol style portrait. By discussing the process and its evolution, you will be guided through the first step of photo transfer. Because it is a two-part process, you will leave with your artwork and instructions on how to successfully complete the project at home, which will take 6-8 hours after the workshop. You must bring a black and white photo at least 8×10 with you to be able to participate. All barter items benefit Indy Convergence’s Umbrella Project.

Bring one of the following:

  • acrylic paints
  • body paint
  • celluclay
  • chicken wire
  • large bottle of elmer’s glue
  • small house plants

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP 

Other Indy Convergence Events

Open Lab Performance

Saturday May 17, 2014 at 7:00pm

Wheeler Arts Community
1035 Sanders Street

FREE

Indy Convergence artists will show projects created over the two-week  Convergence. Each work will be introduced by the director/choreographer and presented as a work-in-progress.

Here are some photos of past workshops. Contact caitlin@indyconvergence.org if you have any questions.

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