CATALYST training and theatermaking at the Art Monastery

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
CATALYST training and theatermaking at the Art Monastery

This summer in Vermont, the Art Monastery’s collaborative theater-making process was rooted in the development of a new physical training technique: CATALYST. Now I’m writing from Denver, CO where I’ve spent the last 2 months launching a series of public “Catalyst Training” classes, and directing a new dance-theater performance as “Catalyst Arts” (both under the umbrella […]

Art Monastery’s first-ever USA Artmonk Laboratory!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Art Monastery’s first-ever USA Artmonk Laboratory!

For the first time ever AMP hosted its annual summer programming, including the Art Monastic Laboratory,  in the United States — in Springfield, VT. I helped run the summer programs alongside Raphael Sacks and Betsy McCall. We were joined by dear friends and returning Artmonks (including Nathan Rosquist, John Benjamin, Darko Peterson, Keith Lim, Jessi […]

Ensemble-in-Residence: Catalyst

Ensemble-in-Residence: Catalyst

What is this summer’s ensemble-in-residence Catalyst all about? Neva Cockrell shares her vision… Catalyst is being born from a three-part idea. The work for this summer’s residency is to unpack all three ideas through daily research, training, art-making and discussion. Ready? Here are the three parts… ONE I’ve been working at the intersection of dance and theater […]

Call for Dancers and Performers

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Artmonks-in-residence, News, Process, Sext | No Comments
Call for Dancers and Performers

Call for Dancers and Physical-Theater Performers The Art Monastery Project is hosting Catalyst, a new dance-theater company and physical training technique, in 7-weeks of focused research this summer in Vermont. We are still looking for 1 to 2 more performers to join us for this development period! What: Performers to train in a variety of physical techniques and collaboratively […]

Summer Programming in Italy (2015)

Summer Programming in Italy (2015)

The Art Monastery spent three beautiful months in Italy in 2015, hosting three different programs. In July we organized a 2-week international theater festival, Caramanico Teatri D’Art. Artists from Dubai, NYC, Berlin, Brussels, and UK performed 6 days a week for two weeks sharing dance, theater, clowning, video, and music. From parades in the streets […]