Open ❤ Labs
Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm
Wednesday, February 14, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public
Participants can come to one or both sessions.
Open ❤ Labs are public workshops modeled on the rehearsal process. They are open to all ages and abilities. Sessions start with opportunities to wake up your physical range and strength. Participants can follow Crum’s directions or not. Following, Crum offers prompts, based on somatics and imagery, for improvisational exploration. Her prompts explore the role, function, and associations we make with the heart. Everyone in the room must participate (i.e. collaborate and/or rebel) in some form. The nature and form of participation can vary. Responses can be movement, drawing, writing, making sound, etc. The series is intended for individuals interested in practicing movement and/or creative research alongside others. All disciplines and experience
Diana Crum ❤ dancers, artists, neighbors, friends and strangers is four weeks of activity that consider the heart, common associations with it, and its role in cultural narratives. From January 25-February 17, 2018, public events include one neighborhood art party, two workshops/laboratories, one reading, and two performances. The project draws on the social aspects of artistic activity by inviting local communities into the research and presentation of new work.
Diana Crum is a Clinton Hill resident, working in dance, as a choreographer, facilitator, educator, administrator and advocate. Her choreography has been presented in NYC; Atlanta; Durham; Salt Lake City; Roanoke; Vienna, Austria; and Nancy, France, among others cities. As a community artist, she has created platforms for multi-generational collaborative performance events, including On a Sunday Afternoon, (2016, Drew University) and AUNTS, nieces, nephews and grandparents (2014, Abrons Art Center). She currently teaches throughout NYC and serves as Movement Research Dance Makers in the Schools Program Director. MFA, Hollins University. BA, Columbia University.