Amirah Sackett Residency
The hip-hop group We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic was conceived of by dancer Amirah Sackett in 2011, a moment Sackett referred to as “a really tumultuous time in history as far as Islam is concerned.”Determined to shift the terms of the conversation, she teamed up with dancers Iman and Khadijah to create WMDC, a three-woman performance group that executes flawless hip-hop numbers in niqab and high-tops.
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Sandglass Theater believes that the puppet unlocks doors to our more secret sides, integrating parts of ourselves. This includes the worlds of our dreams and memories, leading to the metaphorical possibilities of theater and to some outrageous comedy.
Sandglass Theater offers a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater this August 5 – 18, 2018. This program is for puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers, writers and anyone who wants to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.
Classes during the intensive will be scheduled for five and a half days per week. Daily sessions will include body training and breath development with relation to puppet performance, training in manipulation technique and its relation to artistic statement, and in materials and their metaphorical implications. Guided improvisations will lead to development of work that stresses ensemble creation as well as directing techniques for Puppet Theater. Participants will also receive open workshop time for puppet building. The program will include some evening and weekend sessions with Sandglass company members and guests on a variety of subjects. Guided creations may be presented to an informal public audience.
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