These session based workshops introduce various subjects and can be taken separately or as a series. Led by our Artists-in-Residence, Staff, or by Guest Artists, our workshops are the perfect place to learn a new skill, engage with principal ideas and people working at the intersection of arts and technology, and be guided through experiments pushing the boundaries of the Movement Lab's technology.
Line Up for Spring '21
Please note day and time for each.
Laughter Meditation with Laraaji (RSVP)
Thursday February 11th, 10:10-11:25am
LARAAJI will guide us through an hilarious, interactive, musically supported laughter release session that delivers us into our deeper relaxation and inner stillness. We will be guided in using our own voice tone and laughter as vehicles for internal energy medicine and positive psychology. RSVP Required
Bio: LARAAJI is a Multi-instrumental Musician/recording artist and Laughter release Meditation guide. He has recorded and toured the globe with amazing ambient music performances and therapeutic Laughter meditation workshops since the 1980's.
Radical Joy with Sydnie L. Mosley
Friday March 26th, 1:00-3:00pm
This workshop offers you practices to tap into your joy. Sydnie and SLMDances will share their practices of "joy at all costs" as a balm and a catalyst. Through games, movement, and other technologies, we will honor where joy resides in our bodies and our lives and how we can use this as a tool to shape the future.
Student Artists-in-Residence and Post Bacc Skill Share (RSVP)
Friday April 16th, 1:00-3:00pm
Inspired or intrigued by the projects Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allison Costa and Student Artists-in-Residence Nkima Stephenson and Elise Logan presented at the MeMoSa last night? Come learn some of the skills and technologies behind their different explorations, potentially including: qualitative data visualization, projection mapping/movement interaction, filming for dance and more! RSVP Required
Line Up for Fall '20
All workshops take place virtually on Fridays. Please note times.
Movement Lab X PIMA Collaborative Series (RSPV)
Friday September 25th, 4:30-6:00pm
Friday October 2nd, 4:30-6:00pm
Friday October 9th, 4:30-6:00pm
Friday October 16th, 4:30-6:00pm
Friday October 25th, 4:30-6:00pm
Friday October 30th, Performance for Festival in South Africa, time TBA
The Movement Lab joins Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) graduate class for this Collaborative Series using processed based work to create public performance art with an international presentation opportunity at the Vrystaat Arts Festival in Bloemfontein South Africa. PIMA aims to investigate experimental performative ensemble creation and the ‘radical mixing of mediums’ in creative expression. Participants must commit to 4 out of 5 MoLab x PIMA Workshops and final festival presentation (10/30) to participate. RSVP Required
Angela's Pulse: Fishtrap Method Workshop
Friday October 16th, 1:00-3:00pm
Paloma McGregor, co-founder and artistic director of Angela's Pulse, leads us in an interactive workshop rooted in story-telling and building community. Come prepared to write, move, remember, listen and feel. The Fishtrap Method is a collaborative creative process developed by McGregor as part of her decade-long exploration of her father's vanishing fishing tradition and three driving questions that emerged after she left her ancestral home, St. Croix: What do we take with us? Leave behind? Return to Reclaim?
Mobile Movement Film Series: Directing Camera & Movement with Gabri Christa
Friday November 6th, 1:00-3:00pm
This introductory workshop series gets you started making movement films with your mobile phone. You will leave the workshop with tips and a list of resources. This first Mobile Movement Filming workshop will help you take the best shots possible, start understanding the camera, and how to compose both the camera and movement so you can begin your mobile film journey. Participation flexible -- please attend any or all workshops in this series.
Mobile Movement Film Series: Lighting & Design with Guy de Lancey
Friday November 13th, 1:00-3:00pm
This introductory workshop series gets you started making movement films with your mobile phone and shares resources and tips during the process. Movement Lab’s Guy de Lancey, an award winning cinematographer and designer, is known for his inventive use of lighting to create arresting films. He shares simple tips that can help you use natural light and lighting techniques with readily available sources to get the best Mobile Movement Film. Participation flexible -- please attend any or all workshops in this series.
Mobile Movement Film Series: Editing with Allie Costa
Friday November 20th, 1:00-3:00pm
This introductory workshop series gets you started making movement films with your mobile phone and shares resources and tips during the process. Join the Movement Lab’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allie Costa as she teaches editing for your Mobile Movement Film, using available editing apps. Participation flexible -- please attend any or all workshops in this series.