Workshop / Audition with Lauren Simpson

Sunday August 26, 2018
9:00-3:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $100
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Three part workshop: 
9:00-10:30am Movement class focusing on qualities of weight, specificity, and subtlety. 
10:45-12:00pm Discussion on creative practice and an introduction to the work.
12:00-1:00pm Lunch break
1:00-3:00pm Practice rehearsal/Applying concepts

Lauren is seeking to hire between 3-4 dancers for an upcoming project and performance at a large gallery in April 2019. New company member package includes compensation at $18-$22/hour (80-100 hours of work) for rehearsals plus discounted classes at ODC. Preliminary rehearsals begin in the fall, with a regular weekly rehearsal schedule beginning February 2019. However, please consider this primarily a workshop for YOU and a continuation of your performance/aesthetic training.

Lauren Simpson is one of ODC's newest Artists in Residence for 2018-2021. She is a choreographer, performer and teacher. She co-founded Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations in 2014 with Jenny Stulberg. Together they created Still Life Dances, a series of movement studies based on 19th century still life paintings. These works were nominated for two Izzie Awards in 2016. They have been artists in residence at CounterPulse Theater, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's CHIME Program, and FACT/SF's resident JUMP Choreography Program. Still Life No. 7 was commissioned and produced by Bare Bait Dance Company in Missoula, MT in January 2018. Lauren has danced for Liz Lerman and Risa Jaroslow. She taught dance at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Harvard College and the University of San Francisco. She received an M.F.A. in Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. Her upcoming dance work will premiere at the Minnesota Street Project in April 2019.

Photo credit: Robbie Sweeny