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May 31st thru June 3rd

Loyola Marymount University
Department of Dance - Burns 239
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Nugent Dance Summer Wave

a four-day workshop designed for professional and aspiring professional dancers/ creators of dance theater.

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The Wave is Back!
Summer Wave is a four-day workshop designed for professional / aspiring professional dancers, creators of dance theater, and writers interested in performance. Offered by Artistic Director of Nugent Dance, Stephanie Nugent, and award-winning playwright/director Virginia Grise, each morning will include practice in physical training and writing techniques, while afternoons will be dedicated to investigating the creative and collaborative practices currently under development by Grise and Nugent.

The four-day intensive will culminate in a public showing of participant projects and "Migrations" a new collaboration between Nugent and Grise. At 8PM, all workshop participants and community members will also be treated to "Hourglass II", Robin Cox's newest rendition of his live music / dance improvisation community participation event.
Friday thru Monday, May 31 - June 3
9:00AM-11:00AM Dancing with Earth and Environment NUGENT
11:30AM-12:30PM Writing for Performance GRISE
1:00PM-3:00PM Creative Processing NUGENT/GRISE

Monday, June 3rd
7:00PM Public Showing of Student Projects and Migrations (Grise/Nugent)*
8:30PM Premiere presentation of Robin Cox’s new HourglassII, a live music and dance improvisation community event**

**Both events on Monday night are FREE / parking is $8 per day

To Register: Send a letter of interest to Stephanie Nugent - Include a short bio and statement of your experience in writing, theater, dance performance and/or choreography. Once accepted into the workshop, you may complete your registration online at or send a check made out to Iridian Arts, addressed to Stephanie Nugent, 25737 Perlman Place Unit E, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

Full Intensive - $300
Technique or Creative Processing only - $125
Writing for Performance only - $100

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Workshop Descriptions
Contemporary Dance Technique (9-11AM) NUGENT
Morning technique class, will offer participants exercises and phrase work designed to facilitate motivating the body through space with ease, power, spontaneity, and articulation. Active attention is paid to analyzing functional anatomy as a means of developing one’s understanding of possibilities for motion and articulation. We will investigate how thought affects the quality and effectiveness of movement. Practical exercises will expand kinetic intelligence and awareness of our partnership with gravity, space, architecture and other dancing bodies. Previous dance and/or physical theater experience recommended.

Writing for Performance (11:30 - 12:30PM) GRISE
Grise’s writing workshop explores how memory, images, emotion and history live in the body. Practice includes techniques to help find, write and embody a character’s voice, mannerisms, rituals and story. No acting or performance experience is necessary. and the class is open to artists of all experiences and disciplines. Dress comfortably. Bring several pens/pencils and a new journal.

Creative Processing (1-3PM) NUGENT/GRISE
With a combination of practical tools, conceptual discourse, and guided play, Nugent and Grise join forces in creative processing. Our intension is to guide participants on a journey into making, showing and discussing “their” work. Particular focus will be placed on recognizing the intrinsic values and possible collaborations between the moving body and text. However, participants may choose to develop an entirely physical piece or one which attends primarily to the use of spoken/written word. At the conclusion of the four days, Nugent and Grise will offer a window into their newest collaborative project Migrations. Participants will also be invited to share their developing works in a public studio showing. Bring your ideas, note books, pencils and curiosity!

Summer 2013!


a live music / dance improvisation community event

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An entirely "new" HOURGLASS will premiere summer 2013!

The new HOURGLASS is an immersion into music and video with live violin, cello, and quadraphonic electronic sound that will make you want to move. The event begins with a guided facilitation by dancer Stephanie Nugent. With one continuous arc, HOURGLASS is sixty minutes of fully composed live music by Robin Cox, encouraging attendees to live "in-the-moment", with a community in motion. Everyone is welcome to join in or simply listen and watch.

Robin Cox (violin), April Guthrie (cello)

June 3rd Los Angeles, 8:30pm
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Dance - Burns 239
part of the Nugent Dance Summer Wave dance/theater workshop
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June 9th Santa Monica, 8pm
Dance Home, 522 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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June 12th Pasadena, 7:45pm
ARC Pasadena, 1158 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA 91106
part of the weekly Eastside Contact Improvisation Jam
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July 11th thru 15th (event times below) with video by Lianne Arnold
The Santa Cruz Fringe Festival
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Thurs July 11 at 7:30pm
Fri July 12 at 9pm
Sat July 13 at 3:30pm
Sun July 14 at 5:30pm
Mon July 15 at 8:30pm