Generative Lab with Urban Bush Women
The Generative Lab is an immersive learning environment that combines Urban Bush Women's deep investigative research and embodied practice. The workshop will begin with an embodied warm-up and vocal warm-up, to guide us into research prompts that will allow us to formulate how we investigate, probe and interrogate our body knowledge for movement information. We will use improvisational practices that lead to uncovering our individual and unique approach to art-making, and take a deep dive together to ignite our ability to be bold, courageous and bodacious in our art-making. This workshop is open to everyone, not only dancers. Please wear comfortable clothing. 

Urban Bush Women
UBW galvanizes artists, activists, audiences and communities through performances, artist development, education and community engagement. With the ground-breaking performance ensemble at its core, ongoing initiatives like the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), BOLD (Builders, Organizers & Leaders through Dance) and the developing Choreographic Center, UBW continues to affect the overall ecology of the arts by promoting artistic legacies; projecting the voices of the under-heard and people of color; bringing attention to and addressing issues of equity in the dance field and throughout the United States; and by providing platforms and serving as a conduit for culturally and socially relevant experimental art makers.

9/15/2018 11:00 AM
Frantic Assembly - September 2018
Frantic Assembly returns for its third year with us to teach their methods in devising for a large group. Frantic Assembly leads the class through exercises focusing on creating movement sequences for large groups, that also travel across the space. This workshop will particularly look at exercises that were created and used for the Frantic Assembly show Beautiful Burnout. The class will also explore paired work focusing on creating movement through the manipulation of your partner's body, incorporating text while moving, and the signature Frantic Assembly lessons "Valette Floor" and "Home chairs". Please come dressed to move. 


9/16/2018 11:00 AM
Intimacy Direction for Directors, Actors, & Stage Managers
An introduction to the discipline of Intimacy Direction with Claire Warden, an international leader of the movement. Learn about consensual based working and consent practices, creating and containing chemistry, and open and empowering communication. Actors will learn to understand, communicate and advocate for their and their scene partners respect and safety and how to create authentic and specific stories of intimacy. Directors will learn how to facilitate an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work and effective communication of their vision and will explore the creative possibilities of the specificity of physical storytelling. Stage managers will learn how to hold and maintain an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work, notation of intimacy choreography and protocols and procedures for intimacy work. 
10/13/2018 11:00 AM
2018 Drama League Benefit Gala

This fall, The Drama League of New York will hold its 35thAnnual Benefit Gala in New York City, honoring Nathan Lane – film, television,and theatre icon, and three-time Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, OBIE,Emmy and Drama League Distinguished Performance Award winner.

Industry professionals, Drama League members, and theatersupporters will gather at the Benefit Gala for a black-tie celebration of thehonoree and of theater and arts advocacy. The festivities will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, anelegant three-course dinner, and a one-night-only musical tribute in Mr. Lane’shonor, with performances by stars of both stage and screen.  Past performers at The Drama League’s BenefitGala have included Liza Minnelli, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, HarryConnick, Jr., Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury,Tony Bennett, Nick Jonas, and casts of Broadway’s hottest musicals.  The Cast and Creative Team for the 2018Benefit Gala will be announced at a later date.

The Drama League has been at the forefront of the Americantheater community since 1916, providing talent, audiences, and prosperoussupport.  It is one of the nation’soldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and educationorganizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama Leagueserves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150events and programs.

The 35th Annual Drama League Benefit Gala Honoring Nathan Lane: A Musical Celebrration of Broadway
Monday, November 5 at 6:30 pm
The Plaza | 768 Fifth Avenue

11/5/2018 6:30 PM

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