Workshops and Classes

Sep
9
to Dec 29

Touch/Trauma Creative Practice Consultation

Momentum Stage offers consultations, where we can chat about:

  • specific issues you've encountered and ways you might address them in your setting

  • general trauma/touch issues in dance and/or theatre

  • creating a plan of action or set of procedures for your organization to address trauma and/or touch in your classes, rehearsals, etc. 

To book an appointment to start addressing touch and/or trauma issues on the creative teams you lead, go here! If the time you desire is unavailable, please email info@momentumstage.org to set up an appointment that works for you!

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Sep
9
to Dec 20

Private Lessons: Monologue or Dance

Monologues:

Whether working on audition pieces or prepping for competition, monologue coaching can help you in a variety of ways:

  • piece selection

  • memorization techniques

  • character development

  • blocking

  • performing for an audience

Dance

Prep for dance calls, review your show choreography with a professional choreographer, or work on your characters with Laban Efforts.

Great for home-schooling. Great for unschooling.

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If the time you wish to book is unavailable, please email info@momentumstage.org to set up an appointment that works for you.

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Sep
18
to Oct 2

Dance For Actors: Young Actors Intensive

Covering ballet, jazz, and Laban Movement for Actors, this course is perfect for stepping up from a “mover” to a “dancer”!

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Wednesday September 18 and 25 and October 2 from 530-7pm

For ages 10-15. For questions about the ages or leveling, please email us at momentumstage@gmail.com

$20/class or $50 for all 3! Register below. Class is limited to 10 students.

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Part of the Warehouse Arts Collective and Momentum Stage Education Programs.

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Sep
18
to Oct 2

Dance For Actors

Go from a “mover” to a dancer! Gain confidence for dance calls, and brush up on your vocabulary and technique.

Will cover:

  • Ballet

  • Jazz

  • Laban for Actors

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Wednesday September 18 and 25 and October 2 from 430-6pm

For ages teen (16+) and adults. For questions about the ages or leveling, please email us at momentumstage@gmail.com

$20/class or $50 for all 3! Register below. Class is limited to 10 students.

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Part of the Warehouse Arts Collective and Momentum Stage Education Programs

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Oct
19
2:30 PM14:30

Intimacy for the Stage: Performers Edition

Momentum Stage, with support from the Warehouse Arts Collective, presents a weekend of workshops with Intimacy Directors International at Rising Starz in Davie.

Intimacy for Actors, Dancers, and Performers:

We will examine IDI’s Five Pillars of Intimacy Standards and Protocol by applying them to safe and repeatable exercises.

As a performer, you will be provided with tools to find chemistry quickly and safely, practice consent, learn about how to approach choreography as a performer, and find closure after performing intimate work.

While some small moments of contact will be explored (a hug, a handshake, a touch) nothing is required.

Led by IDI Lead Instructor Dan Granke. Facilitated by Nicole Perry.

$50

Register Here!

Discounts available for students, members of South Florida Theatre League, those attending both workshops, and theatre companies bringing 4 or more people.

About Dan Granke:

Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl.

 His Intimacy work has appeared at Urbanite Theatre and Tampa Repertory Theatre. His Fight work has appeared at Joe's Pub, The Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Urbanite, Tampa Shakes, Stageworks, Jobsite, St Petersburg Opera, Studio 620, Tampa Rep, Three Bone Theatre, and Unto these Hills Outdoor Drama where he has been the fight director for three seasons. 

 Directing Credits include: Ready Steady Yeti Go (Stageworks), Macbeth and Richard III (Tampa Shakes), Beruit and Blue Surge (Cena/Cenari) Bethany and Tender Napalm (TRT2) and US Drag, They Don't Pay We Won't Pay, and She Kills Monsters (Theatre USF)

 He holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches physical comedy, mask, and acting at the University of South Florida, and served as the Producing Artistic Director of Tampa Shakespeare Festival. He is an associate member of SDC.

About Nicole Perry:

Nicole Perry is the founder of Momentum Stage in South Florida. She is also a freelance choreographer and intimacy choreographer. See her blog series about intimacy choreography here. She is a former resident choreographer of Hedgerow Theatre (Philadelphia) and the Miami Children’s Theater.

Nicole is currently enrolled in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis certification through Integrated Movement Studies and is researching a PhD at Ocean Seminary College on the Theology of the Body in Performance. Nicole has completed Intimacy for the Stage training with both IDI and TIE.

Nicole is most interested in how our bodies allow us to encounter the Other, and the stories our bodies tell each other. She is an associate member of SDC and a member of ATME.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

What is Intimacy Direction? Creative Conversation

Open to the public, Dan Granke and Nicole Perry will facilitate a Q&A on:

  • What IS intimacy direction?

  • Why do we need this role?

  • What disciplines could benefit from an intimacy director?

  • More

Creative Conversation on Intimacy Direction

Creative Conversation on Intimacy Direction

This event is open to members of the South Florida community at large, as well as artists in theatre, dance, opera, photography, and film.

If you are interested in learning more about this field, please join us, FREE! Registration is required. Simply email info@momentumstage.org.

Please note: This is a separate event than the workshops for performers and/or directors. Please Register for those at the link.

This event is part of Americans for the Arts Creative Conversations and National Arts and Humanities Month.

Part of National Arts and Humanities Month Creative Conversations with Americans for the Arts

Part of National Arts and Humanities Month Creative Conversations with Americans for the Arts


About Dan Granke:

Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl.

 His Intimacy work has appeared at Urbanite Theatre and Tampa Repertory Theatre. His Fight work has appeared at Joe's Pub, The Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Urbanite, Tampa Shakes, Stageworks, Jobsite, St Petersburg Opera, Studio 620, Tampa Rep, Three Bone Theatre, and Unto these Hills Outdoor Drama where he has been the fight director for three seasons. 

 Directing Credits include: Ready Steady Yeti Go (Stageworks), Macbeth and Richard III (Tampa Shakes), Beruit and Blue Surge (Cena/Cenari) Bethany and Tender Napalm (TRT2) and US Drag, They Don't Pay We Won't Pay, and She Kills Monsters (Theatre USF)

 He holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches physical comedy, mask, and acting at the University of South Florida, and served as the Producing Artistic Director of Tampa Shakespeare Festival. He is an associate member of SDC.

About Nicole Perry:

Nicole Perry is the founder of Momentum Stage in South Florida. She is also a freelance choreographer and intimacy choreographer. See her blog series about intimacy choreography here. She is a former resident choreographer of Hedgerow Theatre (Philadelphia) and the Miami Children’s Theater.

Nicole is currently enrolled in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis certification through Integrated Movement Studies and is researching a PhD at Ocean Seminary College on the Theology of the Body in Performance. Nicole has completed Intimacy for the Stage training with both IDI and TIE.

Nicole is most interested in how our bodies allow us to encounter the Other, and the stories our bodies tell each other. She is an associate member of SDC and a member of ATME.

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Intimacy for the Stage: for Directors, Stage Managers, Choreographers, Administrators

Momentum Stage, with support from the Warehouse Arts Collective, presents a weekend of workshops with Intimacy Directors International at Rising Starz in Davie.

Intimacy for Directors, Stage Managers, Choreographers, and Administrators:

Using Intimacy Directors International’s Five Pillars of Safe Intimacy Direction as a foundation, we will explore a safer process for enthusiastically consensual intimacy choreography that keeps the entire company in constant collaborative communication, helping to prevent harassment and abuse in rehearsals, backstage, and during performances.

Led by IDI Lead Instructor Dan Granke. Facilitated by Nicole Perry.

Register here!


About Dan Granke:

Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl.

 His Intimacy work has appeared at Urbanite Theatre and Tampa Repertory Theatre. His Fight work has appeared at Joe's Pub, The Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Urbanite, Tampa Shakes, Stageworks, Jobsite, St Petersburg Opera, Studio 620, Tampa Rep, Three Bone Theatre, and Unto these Hills Outdoor Drama where he has been the fight director for three seasons. 

 Directing Credits include: Ready Steady Yeti Go (Stageworks), Macbeth and Richard III (Tampa Shakes), Beruit and Blue Surge (Cena/Cenari) Bethany and Tender Napalm (TRT2) and US Drag, They Don't Pay We Won't Pay, and She Kills Monsters (Theatre USF)

 He holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches physical comedy, mask, and acting at the University of South Florida, and served as the Producing Artistic Director of Tampa Shakespeare Festival. He is an associate member of SDC.

About Nicole Perry:

Nicole Perry is the founder of Momentum Stage in South Florida. She is also a freelance choreographer and intimacy choreographer. See her blog series about intimacy choreography here. She is a former resident choreographer of Hedgerow Theatre (Philadelphia) and the Miami Children’s Theater.

Nicole is currently enrolled in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis certification through Integrated Movement Studies and is researching a PhD at Ocean Seminary College on the Theology of the Body in Performance. Nicole has completed Intimacy for the Stage training with both IDI and TIE.

Nicole is most interested in how our bodies allow us to encounter the Other, and the stories our bodies tell each other. She is an associate member of SDC and a member of ATME.

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Apr
3
to Apr 24

Close Reading Shakespeare (for those who actually want to UNDERSTAND what they're reading)

The method of close reading will help students, whether in school, home/un-schooled, or adults, approach Shakespeare with confidence and leave him with understanding!

Great for high school students, home-schooling or un-schooling. Also good for directors or theatre educators, or those interested in those activities!

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Week by Week

  • 1- What is close reading?

  • 2- Scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 3- Scenes from The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • 4- Scenes from King Lear

Please have a copy of each play available. The Folger edition is the preferred text- it is available online, but hardcopies are encouraged.

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Apr
1
to May 20

Deep Dive: A Midsummer Night's Dream

An in-depth look at A Midsummer Night's Dream, particularly the patriarchal and colonialist themes it holds. Dream is often thought of as one of Shakespeare's "light" works, full of comedy and fairies...but, it holds deep questions for those who know how to look!

Great for high school students, home-schooling or un-schooling. Also good for directors or dramaturgs, or those interested in those activities!

Week by Week: Mondays at 8pm , beginning February 18, 2019.

  • 1 Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre

  • 2 Dramaturgy of Midsummer

  • 3 Patriarchal and Colonial Themes in Midsummer

  • 4 Act 1

  • 5 Act 2

  • 6 Act 3

  • 7 Acts 4 and 5

  • 8 Wrap-up

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Sep
20
to Oct 25

Dance for Actors

This 6 week course prepares teens and adults for auditions, or simply introduces them to basics in dance.

Taught by choreographer and dance educator Nicole Perry.

$20/1 class or $100 for all 6!

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Dance for Actors
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