4-WEEK WEDNESDAY NIGHT ART WORKOUT SERIES STARTS NOVEMBER 11!!! ….On Love…..

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ART WORKOUTS With Abby Crain and Margit Galanter

* Temescal Arts Center  – 511 48th Street, Oakland 

Wednesday November 11, 18, December 2, 9 (no class Nov. 25) | 6 – 8pm 

……….Love is wild, wooly, sometimes ephemeral, intractable, impossible to define, control, explain or contain.  Following Roland Barthes’ 1978 move to unearth a discourse of love that honors this inexplicable illogical superpower, Art Workouts spends some time in the virtual library and the dance studio with resonant creative thinkers on this anomaly — perhaps Dorothy Iannone, Paul Chan, and Clarice Lispector…. or perhaps what our own thinking brings us to is just enough. We wonder what all of this has to contribute to art making. With form, with intention, with irreverence, with indecipherability, and desire… with ART. Come play with us……………

$60 for the whole darn session, registered and paid by November 8. $70 Thereafter.

To register, contact margit@physicalintelligence.org

MAY 3 TEACHING with ABBY CRAIN AND MARGIT GALANTER

RELEASE AND TUNE: an afternoon of letting go and tuning in! 

Led by Art WorkoutsAbby Crain and Margit Galanter.
Saturday,  May 3rd, 2:30 – 4:30pm
At THE POSSIBLE, Berkeley Art Museum

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This Art Workouts hosted afternoon will consist of one hour Releasing, Easing, and Unleashing class taught by Abby Crain, and one hour of Tuning Scores taught by Margit Galanter. 

RELEASING, EASING AND UNLEASHING is a movement based practice rooted in Open Source Forms which fosters the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body in motion. No movement experience or training is necessary!
TUNING SCORES are great way to explore performance, movement behavior, the shared environment, and communication, altogether. Originated by Lisa Nelson, the Scores are a kaleidoscopic set of explorations that reveal live composition through movement and our multiple senses. Tuning is for people from all backgrounds and disciplines.
MARGIT GALANTER is a movement investigator, collaborator, and dance poet living in Oakland, CA.  She has worked with Tuning Scores for 15 years through practice, teaching, and performance, and has shared the scores extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, bringing her unique interests to its rich research. Art Site: www.margitg.wordpress.com * PI Practice: www.physicalintelligence.org *
  
ABBY CRAIN is an Oakland based artist who makes dances and other scores for performance in fields,  tennis courts,  museums, factory buildings, living rooms,  and the theater.  She teaches throughout the Bay Area and nationally. She is one half of Art Workouts which is an ongoing collaboration around movement, thought,  teaching, curation, and performance with Margit Galanter.
photo by:  Taka Yamamoto

webcard_1 webcard_2 webcard_3 webcard_4 webcard_5 with pieces by David Szlasa, Keith Hennessy, Laura Arrington, Mara Poliak, Margit Galanter, Maryanna Lachmann, Monique Jenkinson, Takahiro Yamamoto (OR), and Tom Comitta!

“I want to see all (or maybe some of, or one of) the rejected, ridiculous, and possibly brilliant but impractical (or not curate-able or not fundable) ideas that you have at one point dreamed up, but have never actually done, for one reason or the other…I am interested in what has come out of your mind uncensored, that someone (collaborator, performer, funder, lover, yourself, or whoever), labeled impossible or too intense or inappropriate or uncool to do. I want to see the innovative, groundbreaking schemes that came out of your wild heads but the world wasn’t ready for, so it said a polite ‘No thank you,’ and the idea was left to fester, rot and disappear.”Abby Crain curates
the NO THANK YOU SHOW.
an art workouts event!
 
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2 days before Thanksgiving, 9 brilliant artists cull through their artistic debris and put it on the stage for us.
The Garage reaps the benefit.Art Workouts Presents: THE NO THANK YOU SHOW!!
A benefit for the GARAGE
Tuesday, November 26, 8pm

Performances by David Szlasa, Keith Hennessy, Laura Arrington, Mara Poliak, Margit Galanter, Maryanna Lachmann, Monique Jenkinson, Takahiro Yamamoto (OR), and Tom Comitta!
….At the Garage, 715 Bryant, SF. $10 – $50

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Purchase Tickets in Advance at
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/392333

For More info about the Garage fundraising campaign:
http://715bryant.info/garage_campaign_2013

SEE YOU THERE!

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You are invited to a great show, and a benefit performance for the Garage:

Art Workouts Presents: THE NO THANK YOU SHOW!!

Tuesday, November 26, 8pm

tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/392333

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Bay Area’s experimental luminaries get a second chance with their failures

Including performances by David Slazsa, Keith Hennessy, Laura Arrington, Mara Poliak, Margit Galanter, Maryanna Lachmann, Monique Jenkinson, Takahiro Yamamoto (OR), and way more!!

….At the Garage, 715 Bryant, SF. $10 – $50

To Purchase Tickets in advance:  http://www.ticketfly.com/event/392333

For more info about the Garage Campaign: http://715bryant.info/garage_campaign_2013

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/239102122914091/

Help San Francisco’s coveted independent theater get the major improvements it deserves.

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FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/549916575080629/

RELEASE AND TUNE a day of letting go and tuning in!

Led by Bay Area dance practitioners

Abby Crain and Margit Galanter.

Saturday,  June 29th, 10 am- 3 pm

AT THE POINT REYES DANCE PALACE

503 B St  Point Reyes Sta, CA 94956
Tule Elk Bull, Point Reyes National Seashore

The day will consist of morning Releasing, Easing, and Unleashing class taught by Abby Crain, and afternoon Tuning Scores practice taught by Margit Galanter. Lunch by Asia Wong will be available for a small fee in the break! 

RELEASING, EASING AND UNLEASHING Sourcing from the powerful structures and insights of Skinner Releasing as they have been interpreted through Stephanie Skura’s Open Source Forms, this work furthers the creative exploration of the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body in motion.

TUNING SCORES are an intriguing way to investigate fundamental elements of performance, movement behavior, and communication, altogether. Originated by Lisa Nelson, the Scores are a kaleidoscopic set of explorations that reveal how what we see is inextricably linked to how we see. With the ingredients of movement and verbal calls, and our multisenses, we will make live composition and dance together.  These practices are for people from any and many disciplines.

MARGIT GALANTER is a movement investigator, collaborator, and dance poet living in Oakland, CA.  She has worked with Tuning Scores for 15 years through practice, teaching, and performance, and has shared the scores extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, bringing her unique interests to its rich research. Art Site: www.margitg.wordpress.com * PI Practice: www.physicalintelligence.org * Art Workoutswww.artworkouts.wordpress.com

ABBY CRAIN has presented work in SF, New York and Los Angeles, and has taught through Movement Research NYC, Kunst Stoff ARTS and ODC in SF.  Performance credits include Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Sara Shelton Mann, and David Dorfman Dance. She will be teaching a week long intensive With Sara Sheton Mann this July At DOS RIOS, Mendocino. Ask her about it!

$20 by june 24th, $25 after that . $6 extra gets you lunch!

email abigaillilly@yahoo.com to register,

or phone 512 705 8869.

Space is limited so pre-registration is strongly advised.

In March, we curated performance in Oakland. An event organized by the awesome saltadance, called PPP8. Really beautiful images/photos are up from this. Their website: http://www.saltadance.info/ – photos by Daniel Jeffries, Videos by Marc McBeth!!!

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Featuring new work by:

Ivy and the Johnsons
Jai Arun Ravine
“LAMENT” by Tessa Wills
Carol Swann
Maureen Momo Freehill
Mario Gonzales
Live interview with Tere O’Connor by Monique Jenkinson (Fauxnique)
+ more!

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Hallie preparing the set, no set

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Mary and Mara braiding

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Abby getting it all coordinated…

*   Y o u   A r e   I n v i t e d    *

Set, no set

An Art Workouts Showing

Saturday, December 1, 3pm

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, SF

$ Free

With works by Alek Trail, Brianna Skellie, Lauren McKeon, Mara Poliak, Mary Lachman, Hallie Dalsimer, Jean Tarantino, and Zoe Donnelly. WOW! 

Dear friends,
We would like to invite you to an informal showing for Set, no set, an Art Workouts performance workshop at CounterPULSE, on Saturday, DEC 1 at 3pm. This showing is a culmination of a two-day intensive and then several weeks’ personal research by workshop participants. It would be great to have your presence for a relaxed afternoon of viewing movement and performance investigations.Here is the skinny: We will contextualize the event by sharing the workshop material. Most all participants will show their work. There will be a simple feedback practice based on our research as part of the event. Rather than a show, this event is an opportunity to see art working-in-progress, and to unearth some of the essential elements worked with in this particular research, for an enriched art experience.
 
SEE YOU SATURDAY
hugs,
Art Workouts / Abby Crain + Margit Galanter
       
Art Workouts is the movement and performance investigations of Margit Galanter and Abby Crain
 
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