Russel Mulock trained and performed in in the Continuum Movement Theater ensemble, and studied Continuum Movement with Emilie Conrad since 2007. Russel has participated in the SOMAfest Performance Lab since its inception in 2007. He has been a sound designer since 1980 working in the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles. He designed the soundscapes for Emilie’s Nijinsky and Kafka performances for SOMAfest 2007 & 2008. He is trained in Craniosacral Therapies with the Upledger Institute and Hugh Milne. He practices group improvisation and has trained with John Thies from Second City at HotHouse in Los Angeles and Camille Maureen’s Moving Theater of the Soul. In addition to his love for movement and the integration of dark matter, he practices videography, web design and choral singing when he is happiest.
Faculty Bios & Class Descriptions
Continuum movement and Emilie Conrad's Creative Edges method will be the primary somatic portal through which we organize our performance - using its fluid system language and gestural character techniques for the in-class collaborative score building.
This intensive is for you if:
You are a Dancer ~ Visual Artist ~ Musician who is ready to embody creativity
You are a Movement Teacher who would like to have more confidence and presence when you demonstrate in class
You choose to be your "essential self" in all that you do
You desire to be more powerfully present in your practice, performance and daily life
You are ready to deepen your capacity for refined articulation in body-mind movement
You prefer to be intimately connected to your inner physicality and outer world surroundings, whether on-stage - at work - in your personal life
One pre-festival tele-conference will begin the process of connecting and finding out about each person's journey thus far and what they are hoping to express in performance. This group call is preparation for our time together in the studio during the festival.
We encourage Lab participants to attend other classes during the festival, as the other workshops have been structured to foster a deep somatic unfolding for you, which will support the Performance Lab process. The morning classes are particularly important for your warmup, so you'll be 'somatically primed' with consciously embodied impulses to start the performance-making journey during our Lab hours. Your somatic warmup brings harmony to our starting point each day so we can use our Performance Lab class time most efficiently.
The Lab will culminate on Sunday, September 27 with an early afternoon group tech rehearsal and a 4pm performance.
Questions? Contact Teri Carter at 310-488-9879 or email email@example.com