The Requiem Project: Emery Theatre Present
This three-week performance workshop offers the rare opportunity to study with Viewpoints originator, Mary Overlie, and performance artist Scott Lyons.
This performance-art workshop investigates and utilizes specific Viewpoints “materials” in a workshop setting and then applies them to the creation of an original performance piece to be presented as a featured event at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The Requiem Project: Emery Theatre is the revival of an acoustically-pure historic symphony space, the Emery, and its re-establishment as a venue that encourages creative growth, fosters multitudes of opportunities for artistic collaborations, and offers arts-based educational opportunities through dance, music, theatre, visual, and interdisciplinary artistic expressions. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. TheRequiemProject.com
Mary Overlie and Scott Lyons are New York University/ Tisch School of the Arts instructors and renown director in New York City and across the country.
Mary Overlie’s work as a choreographer has won her a Bessie Award for her lifetime contribution to dance, as well as a fellowship grant form The National Endowment for the Arts. She is proud to be the co-founder of Movement Research and Danspace at St Mark’s Church and a founding member of the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University, serving as its director from 1987 to 1990. Recent teaching appointments include a Viewpoints Workshop at La Mama (Umbria, Italy), Mills College (Oakland, CA), Internationale Tanz Wochen Wein (Vienna, Austria), School for New Development (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Dansens Hus (Copenhagen, Denmark.
Scott Lyons’ recent work has been showcased at New York at Symphony Space, The Tank, Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, The Ritz, Triskelion ArtsCenter, The Rover Soho, Peck School of The Arts, Marlboro College, Bowery Poetry Club, Bryant-Lake Bowl, and WaterSide Plaza. In addition to making his own dance- theater works, he has also worked with Keigwin and Company, Wendy Blum, Daisy Spurs, Despina Stamos, David Neumann, and Abel Costa.
This program is hosted by The Requiem Project.
The revival of Cincinnati’s Emery Theatre is The Requiem Project: the development of an innovative arts destination for creative possibility. The company’s mission statement is meaningful artistic interactions create community. The Requiem Project is a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit arts company with the vision to transform the theatre into a unique venue that defines itself as a space that encourages creative growth, fosters a multitude of opportunities for artistic collaborations, and offers arts-based educational opportunities through dance, music, theatre, visual, and interdisciplinary artistic expressions.
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