14 May 2009

Crafting an ATS Set at Tribal Fest

This is a new workshop for festivals, my current favorite; Crafting An ATS Set.
It's based on the popular L4 class at the FCBD Studio. I ask an experienced group of students (my class helpers at this event: (Suzanne, Bonnie, Politti and Sooz) to create a set on the spot and present it to the class. I then explain to the students my method of structuring a set in a three step process. They get to dance to the music for "orientation", then they discuss who will dance to what and "rehearse" and finally the groups "perform" for each other.
The helpers then help the groups as they progress.

The dancers took turns being the "audience" and being the performers.
Group One.
Group Two..
Group Three...
Group Four! Total success!

5 comments:

Sharon "Shay" Moore said...

I hope to get to take this one someday! Good times!

Politti Ashcraft said...

Helping Pimp Masta C in this class was one of the best experiences in ATS for me ever! Not to mention the fact that I got to dance a slow duet with Suzanne! Wheeeeee!!! Thanks Mama for the opportunity! XO! Politti

Politti Ashcraft said...

Helping Pimp Masta C in this class was such an amazing opportunity! Not to mention I got to dance a slow duet with Suzanne! Wheeeeeeee!!! Thanks Mama, for everything. :)
XOXO
Politti

Nancy Young said...

This was a hugely encouraging and inspiring workshop. I felt privileged to participate. Thank you, Carolena and helpers! And hey, there I am in the Group Two photo, with my two beautiful dance partners!

BonnieMargay said...

What a blessing it is every day that I get to take part in this gorgeous celebration of a dance. Each time I get to connect with you in your element, Carolena, is an honor that changes my life. Thank you so much for all you do!