LPAC'S COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

LPAC is proud to offer the following workshops in an effort to engage our community
by providing unique creative educational opportunities.

Whether it’s sharpening your skills or expanding your imagination, we believe the stage is
a place for change and we invite you to join us in broadening your horizons under
the guidance of seasoned professionals.

Tap into your inner dancer, access your inner actor and explore the world of
the performing arts with LPAC.


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Introduction to the game
of Capoeira
(All levels)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Capoeira is a martial art that combines dance, acrobatics, partner work, and self defense. The game of Capoeira uses cartwheels, kicks, and ground movements to create a dialogue between two partners. All levels are welcome to this intro class meant to dip your toes into the game of Capoeira.

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Corporal Creation Tools for Contemporary Expression with Lourdes Luna

Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM 6:45 PM

Lourdes Luna, teacher, choreographer and director of Cressida Danza Contemporanea from Merida, Yucatán Presents Corporal Creation Tools for Contemporary Expression. This class is open to actors, dancers, performers, teachers and choreographers. All levels are welcome!


A LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
Institute of Theatre for Social Transformation

Stages of Change: LaGuardia Institute of Theatre for Social Transformation

The intent of this new institute is to house various techniques of theatre making that can contribute to creating positive change in our community. Over the past couple of years LPAC has hosted Ping Chong + Co. to provide a week long institute for teaching their methodology to participants from all over the world. We have hosted Theatre of the Oppressed NYC to provide Joker training in the tradition of Augusto Boal, as well as serving as the home for PACT Training. Our vision is to grow this into a year-round institute. Stay Tuned.


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SUMMER THEATRE TRAINING INSTITUTE
July 30-August 4 2018

Hosted by LaGuardia Performing Art Center's Stages of Change, a LaGuardia Community College/CUNY Institute of Theatre for Social Transformation

The Ping Chong + Company Summer Institute is designed to engage and inspire artists, teachers, students, and community practitioners interested in developing unique performance projects that explore oral history, art, and community engagement. This intensive week-long workshop, led by Ping Chong, Sara Zatz, and Ryan Conarro, will explore the innovative community-based performance and documentary theatre practices of Ping Chong + Company.

During this one-week intensive, participants will:

•Learn the history of Undesirable Elements and the process of creating an ensemble-based oral history work;
•Learn how to conduct interviews and develop original script components based on the Undesirable Elements process;
•Learn techniques for working in schools and with youth to develop personal narratives in theatrical form;
•Learn strategies to build relationships with community organizations;
•Experience Master Classes with Ping Chong, exploring the aesthetics and social justice issues of his multidisciplinary works such as Cocktail, Blind Ness and The East West Quartet.

KEY INFORMATION:

APPLICATION – Apply here; applications will be accepted by this form only until April 15th. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be by email on or before May 15th, 2018. A wait-list for a limited number of applicants will be established. Wait-listed candidates will be notified immediately by e-mail and/or phone if a place in becomes available.

WORKSHOP FEE - The 2018 Workshop fee is $750. Limited financial aid is available

HOUSING/MEALS - Housing and meals are the sole responsibility of the participants.  

DAILY SCHEDULE/LOCATION - Workshop hours are 10am-6pm. There will be some required independent evening sessions/assignments. All sessions will take place at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, NY. Participants MUST commit to attending the entire week and all sessions.

TIMELINE
•April 15, 2018 Completed application due
•May 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance to all applicants
•June 4, 2018 Accepted candidates must confirm attendance 
•July 30-Aug 4, 2018 Training institute

For questions about the Ping Chong + Company Summer Institute, please email Sara Zatz at training@pingchong.org


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PERFORMANCE ANIMATING SOCIAL JUSTICE 

June 25-July 31 2018

How does art animate social change? How do justice seekers activate art effectively for their movements? In this 6 week course we will research the work of performing and visual artists who seek to use their pieces to propel social movements. The goal is for each student to articulate a proposal for a piece of visual or performance art that strategically serves a particular social movement. Each session will include in-class writing and devising assignments as well as discussions of critical readings. We will also be visited by guest artists that will share the successes and challenges of creating and producing work that seeks to instigate change. For the final presentations, we will invite social service workers from various fields to discuss the strategic potential of each proposal.

During this six-week intensive, participants will:

How does art animate social change? How do justice seekers activate art effectively for their movements? In this 6 week course we will research the work of performing and visual artists who seek to use their artistic practice to propel social movements. The goal is for each student to articulate a proposal for a piece of visual or performance art that strategically serves a particular social movement. Each session will include in-class writing and devising assignments as well as discussions of critical readings. We will also be visited by guest artists that  will share the successes and challenges of creating and producing work that seeks to instigate change. For the final presentations, we will invite social service workers from various fields to discuss the strategic potential of each proposal.

KEY INFORMATION:

APPLICATION – Apply here

The class will happen on Monday's and Tuesday's from 6-9pm for 6 weeks starting on June 25th and ending on July 31st. By the end of the class, students will have A document that outlines/describes a performance, script, or plan of artistic action. Within that document there will be an analysis of how the artistic action will strategically support/intersect with a social movement.

WORKSHOP FEE - The 2018 Workshop fee is $300.

For questions about the Performance Animating Social Justice Workshop, please email LPAC at lpaconthemap@gmail.com


For more information about Artists for Positive Social Change, visit here