Workshop and Showcase

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Join us for 4 days of curiosity and play, exploring collective trust, honest connection with each other at our first ever summer workshop!

WHEN: JUNE 7TH – 10TH
WHERE: FIRST STREET STUDIO / 701 TILLERY ST.

Peter Stathas Dance is thrilled to engage with the Austin, Texas dance community through its first ever workshop. Focusing on process and the humanity that connects us, participants will have an opportunity to take modern movement classes taught by company members of PSD, experience Peter’s collaborative choreographic process, and observe the company in action during rehearsal. 

 

Our day will start with a modern movement class taught by company members Lauren Twomley and Ty Graynor. This 60 minute class is inspired by the legacy of José Limón and the Limón technique. We will use breath to deepen our relationship to space, time, and gravity, allowing us to play with the nature of “falling.” Classes are open to advanced-beginner to professional level. 

Following class, participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand Peter’s creative process and the collaborative nature in which Peter approaches movement creation. Participants will work with Peter in real time and experience what it’s like to be an artist in the company. Through phrase work, choreographic games and dialogue, Peter facilitates a space for play, freedom, and possibility. 

During their lunch break, participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and join Peter and his company members for reflection, exchange of ideas and community building. Following this break, the first hour of company rehearsal will be open to participants to observe, during which the company will be working on new material to be shown in a separate showcase at the end of the week. 


“I take my innate ability to see what the dancer is attempting to create but hasn’t fully realized. I look for nuances to help the artists ride their creative wave and pull out more of what is inspiring them in the moment. Here I begin to comprehend the shape and potential narratives our creation might take on.” – Peter Stathas

 Join us Friday, June 10th at 6:30pm for a showing of our newest work in progress, as well as that of Austin artist Dorothy O’Shea Overbey. 
Participants will receive a complimentary ticket.

Full Workshop Fee: $250

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $225 (Register before May 27th)

Day Pass: $65

Peter believes that we are humans first and foremost, and that all facets of ourselves contribute to the magic we create in the studio. We are extremely excited to get to share our art with you and engage with a new community in a new way. Sign up now for the Peter Stathas Dance Experience!