This January, The Ume Group is pleased to announce the first-ever class of Performance Apprentices to join the ranks of The Ume Group Ensemble. Chosen from a round of competitive workshop-style auditions last month, these 5 artists will work alongside The Ume Group's Core Ensemble to create new works and perform the company's repertoire while also participating in the company's latest signature educational offering, the 12-Week Physical Theatre Course -- an intensive look at three of the primary disciplines The Ume Group uses to create it's work: yoga, acrobatics, and butoh. At the end of their 15-week Apprenticeship some of them may even be selected to join The Ume Group's permanent Core Ensemble, which - besides creating & performing together, teaches and learns together at The Ume Group School.
Sponsor an Apprentice!
Just $233.40 covers all the staffing, space rental, and other fees necessary for a single student to join the Apprenticeship Program.
Want to see the Apprentices in action? Visit Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your spot to see them in the company's upcoming workshop of The Lysistrata Project, February 26 - March 12, 2016 at Grace & St. Paul's Church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
By Byron Hagan
What is art? Really?
Recently I was listening to a sound bite discussion of writer/director Felix Solis. In this discussion he spoke about how within the artistic world, there is no set structure for what creates true art. What struck me the most was when he talked about the concept of “collecting references”. What he meant by this this is that if you choose to be an actor, you must have references for what you create. If I play a character that chooses to kill someone, an act I know I would never do, I must have a reference for that motivation, for that act. How do you collect references? By living your life. If you live your life with courage and curiosity, then your life on film and on the stage will become that much more true.
In this tutorial, Jordan Rosin (Producing Artistic Director, The Ume Group) demonstrates how to do a basic shoulder roll. This is a fun and beginning-level acrobatic/gymnastics trick also used in martial arts and parkour.
Click play below or watch the video on YouTube here.
#shoulderroll #aikidoroll #safetyroll #gymnastics #acrobatics #parkour #tutorial #howto
Registration is now open for our Winter/Spring 2016 12-Week Physical Theatre Course at The Ume Group School. Learn more >>>
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