Performance Lab
This intensive is for you if:
  • 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 grow a keen capacity for refined articulation in your 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

Continuum movement will be the particular somatic portal through which we organize
our performance - using its fluid systems language and techniques for the in-class
collaborative score building.  

Five days of moving and creating together culminates in a 20 minute group piece. It
is necessary to carve out the week for in-depth work together.  

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 14 with an early afternoon
group tech rehearsal and a performance at 3pm.

Questions?  Contact Teri Carter at 310-488-9879 or email
Facilitators:  Caryn Heilman, Teri Carter + Special Guest Artist!
* 5 Day Workshop Intensive: Tues-Sat, Sept 9-14, 12 -3:30 pm
* A Pre-festival group tele-call to get us acclimated
* Participation in Sunday, Sept 29 Group Performance
Emilie Conrad
has led the Lab in
past years!
Submit application via email to, Deadline: September 1, 2014
  1. Name, address, email, phone
  2. Bio of up to 100 words describing your somatic and/or performance experience
  3. Submit a seed of a concept, sensory direction, or a work-in-progress. This could be:
  • a somatic movement idea you would like to see resulting in performance, OR
  • a performance concept or work-in-progress (≤5 mins) you’d like to bring more
    embodied awareness to. We can blend that into our group performance score.
  • Optional: submit a YouTube link of your movement/performance work (3-10
    minute clip).
  • Or, a comment on your enthusiasm regarding standing/moving in your
    embodied power while being witnessed, with a global awareness of your
    internal world and external surroundings.