19th – 22nd July 2017
Procession as Performance – Masterclass
Sculpting Public Space with the stilt theatrics of The Carpetbag Brigade
Strut, Stand, Gyrate, Spin, Float, Turn, Anchor, Swing, Stilt with The Carpetbag Brigade!
This 3 day master class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced stiltwalkers. Come taste a street theater approach to reclaim public space creating processions as performance art.
The Merchant City Festival’s opening procession on July 22nd serves as the culminating event of the masterclass.
This mini version of Carpetbag Brigade’s Open Society Project includes aspects of our acrostilt – butoh – contact vocabulary with still point scultpures, shared weight and open-air choreograph but the primary purpose is to develop ensemble cohesiveness on stilts and site responsive techniques of engagement.
The workshop will be conducted by the full ensemble of The Carpetbag Brigade, including Director Jay Ruby, Alicia Gerstein, Helen Goodrum, Levana Prudhomme and Erik Elizondo
Masterclass Dates: Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st July 2017 10am – 6pm
Procession Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017 (Optional) approximate time 10am – 2pm
Cost of Masterclass: £100 +VAT (total cost £120)
To apply: Please send a CV or bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and state your approximate skill level on stilts. Stilts, knee pads and wrist pads will be provided.
Costumes for the procession will also be provided.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday 28th June 5pm.
Preference given to applicants from Scotland! Enrollment limit!
Special Discount for Surge Workshop Participants!!!
From July 10 – 14 The Carpetbag Brigade will be in London at Rose Bruford College hosting a weeklong intensive. The UK Stiltasana Intensive will focus on the acrobatic stilt vocabulary of the company and be an intensive all day (9am – 6 pm) look at the fundamentals of acrobatic stilts and a laboratory for their evolution. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks. The UK Stiltasana Intensive does NOT lead to a performance, like the SURGE workshop in Glasgow, but takes more time to develop the performer’s body and refine the learning of the unique acrostilt techniques Carpetbag Brigade uses in conjunction with Contact Improvisation and Butoh Dance.
SURGE workshop participants receive a 15% discount on the cost of UK Stiltasana Intensive at Rose Bruford College.
For more information and to register please visit the following links or email email@example.com
About the Carpetbag Brigade:
The Mission of The Carpetbag Brigade is to increase the quality, scope and impact of live performance culture through performer training, community outreach and aesthetic presentation transcending language, class, and genetic heritage.
The Carpetbag Brigade creates both spectacle-based stilt dramatic outdoor performances and intimate indoor black box self-devised performances. By synthesizing acrobatic stiltwalking, butoh dance, contact improvisation, musical composition and physical theater The Carpetbag Brigade has pioneered a unique aesthetic approach and corresponding technique that has resulted in 10 original performances and tours to Europe, Latin America, Canada and the U.S. Carpetbagbrigade.com