10:00am – 8:00pm
August 13, 2022
150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS LAB 2022
Facilitated by Peter Sciscioli with members of
the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC)
** 8/12/22 UPDATE **
Due to COVID-related circumstances,
all workshops and performances have been cancelled EXCEPT:
Friday, August 12 from 12-3pm with Arely Landeros
Friday, August 12 from 3:30-5:30pm with Martín Lanz Landazuri
Workshops are offered on a Sliding Scale of $30-$15/per session.
Participants must register for each workshop individually.
Day: Saturday, August 13, 2022
For the FULL SCHEDULE and workshop descriptions, please visit the official page of the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium.
COVID-19 Safety PROTOCOLS
- All participants, attendees, and visitors participating in workshops must be Fully Vaccinated.
- All participants, attendees, and visitors must wear K95 or KN95 masks while indoors during the entire duration of the workshop. MR will provide K95/KN95 masks if you do not have/bring your own. While outdoors, masks are optional.
- As variants continue to arise and circumstances around the virus shift we may announce updated COVID protocols closer to the date of the workshops. Please note, any updated COVID protocols will require that all participants, attendees, and visitors must wear a K95 or KN95 masks during the entire duration of the workshop.
- If circumstances related to COVID-19 arise that prevent you from attending a workshop(s) for which you have pre-registered, you will be issued a full refund.
[In-person] Engaging: Site, Story, Stage
Location: This workshop happens at Frist Street Green Park (33 East First Street, Manhattan). Learn more here: https://www.firststreetgreenpark.org
How do we enter a place and begin to understand it? How do we engage creative action, while listening and learning the stories of this place? What stories want to be told here? Who is telling these stories? Working with approaches to site as a place for making, we will begin with questions for the space itself, for ourselves and our collaborators.
Session #2 (choose one)
[In-person] Emotional Wandering
Location: Ninth Street Studio at 122 Community Center /Neighborhood
Emotional Wandering is a dance experience and exploration in the world of emotions, where the body becomes the stage. The workshop is open to dance artists and general audience who are willing to get out of their comfort zones and explore the emotional body, a holistic exercise proposed by Cosmin Manolescu in which several participants (givers) will work in the same time with one body (the receiver), using their positive energy, giving massage and gentle touches and using different textures and small dancing improvisation. The workshop will close with a final 15 minute dance wandering session outside the dance studio. Please bring your headphones, something to play music from, and a playlist with you. And be ready to enter with grace into the unknown.
Please note: This workshop will take place partially outdoors and will include a walk around the East Village neighborhood. While you are outside, masks are optional. While indoors in Movement Research locations, masks are required.
[In-person] Body of Voice
Location: Courtyard Studio at 122 Community Center
This workshop is aimed at bringing out the voice in its most natural, unobstructed form. Exploring one’s own authentic vocal expression through improvising, exploring inner listening, and discovering how it responds and resonates within its inner and outer environment. Our time together will give participants a sense of moving and challenging their own perception of what their body of voice is as well as awakening their bodies in the process.
Session #3 (choose one)
[In-person] Lemon Water Ma’a Nana (Finding Your Own Path)
Location: Courtyard Studio at 122 Community Center /Neighborhood
In the Middle East and North African regions, lemon water with mint is consumed to cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. This workshop is an opportunity to clear the head and heart in order to dive into an exploration of our personal movement language and intuitive artistic voice. The workshop combines exercises drawn from meditative, somatic, dance, and writing practices which Sahar Damoni has used to develop her choreographic work. We will use these tools to get in touch with our bodies and ourselves and develop and react to movement material.
Please note: This workshop will take place partially outdoors and will include a walk from 122 Community Center to First Street Green Park (33 East First Street, Manhattan). While you are outside, masks are optional. While indoors in Movement Research locations, masks are required. Learn more about First Street Green Park here: https://www.firststreetgreenpark.org.
[In-person] Standing, Walking, Moving in Context
Location: Ninth Street Studio at 122 Community Center
This workshop will explore several examples of artivist (artist/activist) calls to action and their embedded aesthetics and politics as a starting point for discussion and a practical exercise. We will address questions of historical memory, identity, citizenship, governing, labour, gender, community, public, protest and city from interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives. Participants will have a chance to give shape to their own calls to action and rethink their own agency in the process of communal meaning making. Artists and non-artists, citizens and non-citizens, social butterflies and misanthropes - all are invited to the conversation.
Updated: August 4, 2022
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Iskra´s workshop is no longer available.
[In-person] Subsystems of Non-Verbal Communication
The seven elements of the human communication subsystem (hand movements, posture, body rhythms, speech, eye contact, proxemics and facial expression) as developed by A. Milton Jenkins and Randall D. Johnson, are identified as parts of our ability to communicate “non-verbally”. In this workshop, I will share more about this system which inspired part of my PhD work, and invite participants to improvise, exploring for ourselves how we might embody each of these component parts before improvising collectively with them.
For access questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "IIAC Labs."
For Accessibility at First Street Green Cultural Park please visit Accessibility in NYC Parks. Closest Accessible Subway Stations (with elevators): Broadway-Lafayette St on the B-D-M trains and Bleecker St on the 6 train. All subway and bus connections are subject to planned and unplanned service work. Please visit MTA Accessible Stations and Elevator and Escalator Status page for daily updates.