Sunday, February 25 from 12pm-3pm
(with warm-up/ensemble/basic sticks training available from 11am-12pm)
Thanks to our wonderful hosts at the Plaxall Gallery, this drop-in sticks training is a donation-based afternoon! Advanced registration is required, though, so please add it to your cart with any other items and check out as normal, either making a donation now or tossing in whatever you like on the day — whether that’s $100 or a quarter!
Inspired by the work of Jacques Lecoq and Compicité, our stickswork training uses simple bamboo sticks and dowels to achieve a remarkable level of physical grounding, responsiveness, and liberation.
Through solo, duo, and group exercises, the deceptive simplicity of the sticks quickly engages your instrument in full-body listening and responsiveness. It’s a visceral, active, ensemble-based training technique that builds the same muscles as Meisner-based repetition without any linguistic or cerebral interference.
Though this training is transformative for actors, it can also pay huge dividends as a personal or meditative training. You do not need to be a professional or aspiring actor, dancer, or performer to participate.
PLEASE NOTE: This day is not an introduction to stick work: it is an expansion and deeper exploration, so a familiarity & confidence in the fundamentals of the training is highly recommended. If you don’t have extensive experience with our ensemble stick training or the Lecoq and Complicité training that inspired it, please do try to come for the 11am-12pm hour for a personalized introduction to the work, or reach out to us via email to arrange something on your schedule.