The 2021 DAI Summer Intensive has been canceled due to COVID-19.
We will be announcing a wide range of exciting online courses this Summer! We look forward to next Summer when we can meet again in Blue Lake for the Intensive!
THE 2021 INTENSIVE
Week 1: Awareness, Availability, Responsiveness
Physical presence, play, and the responsive body. Availability to the impulse, the partner, the physical world and the circumstance of the moment, through improvisation and ensemble movement studies.
Week 2: Dynamic Space
Whole body engagement with natural forms and forces via movement and gesture; foundations of the actor’s presence and resonance in the space of the stage. The stage as a mysterious and living realm, a poetic space.
Week 3: The Play of the Mask
From studies of the natural world–its forms, forces, rhythms – to the discovery of characters. The physical play of the mask in time and space, leading to characterization, dramatic action and ensemble devising.
Classes meet 5 days a week; there will be 5 hours of class time each day, plus rehearsals outside of class. Students will work each week in small ensembles on themes assigned for a Friday laboratory showing and faculty critique.