B4 The Other: Malia'Kekia Nicolini & Christopher Beaulieu
Change the Language, Change the Story: An Exploration in Devising through Vibrational Activism
Saturday, January 26th, 10 AM- 4 PM
Sunday, January 27th, 1 PM - 5 PM
This weekend intensive is an exploration into B4 the Other's unique “Vibrational Activists” method of self and ensemble Deep Diving to find the creative self - to create a theatre that is truly moving and inspired! In this 10 hour course, the student will investigate and create through Physical Theatre and Ensemble Building techniques to understand the truth in human nature when incorporating the elements of Risk and Vulnerability. How do we play without judgement in order to find truth in our creative process? To find these spaces we must delve deep into the Efforts of B4 that will find theatre that transcends the human experience to bridge the gaps in community, self and the actor/audience relationship.
Cost is $125 for the weekend. Register with a friend and receive a $25 discount. Space is limited. $25 nonrefundable deposit must be paid to Neutral Chaos to reserve space in class. Deposit payable via PayPal or Venmo (@neutralchaos). Cash, Check or Venmo accepted for balance on the first day of the workshop.
Christopher Beaulieu (Co-Creator) is an educator and artist with over 25 years of experience facilitating Community Building programs all over the world. His belief is that what matters most to our communities is the level of effort, risk, and communication we are willing to put into them is in direct correlation with what we get out of them. The investigation of how we process our experiences with one another is key to our outcomes. Complacency is poison to our systems and so we must stand with a clear point of view and understand the necessity of observing any given situation without judgement or opinion. Training: Shakespeare & Company, Dell Arte International, Society of American Fight Directors, Pilobolus, and Creatively Independent.
Malia’Kekia Nicolini (Co-Creator) is an internationally touring teaching artist and actress. She believes strongly that the fiction in our heads dictates our life experiences. Her teachings within B4 offer the ideas of play, buoyancy, and aloha as tools to change the language in order to change your story. Malia’Kekia studied meditation and yoga in Dharamsala, India, home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She facilitates these teachings as tools of light in children’s psychiatric hospitals, drug rehabilitation centers, and corporate offices. Malia’Kekia holds space for a person or community to close the gap between what they are intending and what they are experiencing. Seeing and hearing one another past our differences and embracing them as our strengths. Training: New World School of the Arts, Mahi Yoga Centre, Perry Mansfield School of the Performing Arts, American Theater Wing SpringboardNYC.