LEIMAY LUDUS Lab with Puppeteer Kate Brehm
Kate Brehm’s LUDUS Lab, Performing Invisibility, addresses the role of both the human body’s form and its dynamics while it is in service to that of an object outside and separate from it. Removing oneself from the assumption that one’s body is the focal point of an audience’s attention requires awareness, precision, and the ability to direct one’s energy production. Participants will harness this energy in service to the other, be it human or otherwise. While exploring this state, students will also address the transformational dramaturgy of objects as architecture and prop. Participants will work in dance attire with simple objects.
Date: June 4, 12pm-3pm
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Kate Brehm is a movement director specializing in puppetry, scenic dramaturgy, and physical acting. Her New York based company, imnotlost, has been producing theater and events since 2003. She teaches performers practical and theoretical tools for performative visual thinking through her classes, Moving Objects and Performing Design. She is published in the Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance. Directing and/ or design credits: Things Fall Apart, Discrepancies, The Eye Which We Do Not Have, Dark Space, the Poofs. Events: Fireside Chats, Dance Hall Slow Dances, Slutty Puppets. Since 2006 she has toured the US, Japan, and Europe performing and collaborating with critically acclaimed puppeteer, Basil Twist. She is trained in the Margolis Method of Physical Acting.
SOAK is supported, in part, by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. SOAK and LEIMAY Ludus Training are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.