Performance Lab
Six days of moving and creating together in embodied performance methods
culminates in a 20 minute group piece. It is necessary to carve out the week for in-
depth work together.  

Continuum movement and Emilie Conrad's Creative Edges method will be the primary
somatic portal through which we organize our performance - using its fluid systems
language and gestural character techniques for the in-class collaborative score
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

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!
* 6 Day Workshop Intensive: Tues-Sun, Sept 22-27, 12 -3:00 pm
* A Pre-festival group tele-call to get us acclimated
* Participation in Sunday, Sept 27 Group Performance
Emilie Conrad
co-taught and helped to  
established the Somatic
Performance Lab process
along with Teri & Caryn
Submit application to, Deadline: September 1, 2015
  1. Name, address, email, phone
  2. Bio of up to 100 words describing your somatic and/or performance
  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.  


Performance Lab participants are
eligible to receive a $25 discount off the
cost of SOMA Fest full registration fee!
warrior. It takes
courage to have
courage to have
people enter your
secret chamber and
see what is going on
there. The creative
spirit really needs to
be fostered and
tended to… The
creative spirit is what
saves us."
Founder of
Continuum Movement