Action/Reaction is a four-part creative process program designed to connect with participants with little or no dance experience.
About this event
Action/Reaction is a four-part creative process program designed to connect with participants with little or no experience of contemporary dance but who are interested in or involved with creative practices in other artistic disciplines. The program strives to connect movement/dance to other artistic design and practice concepts while encouraging new understanding and creative perspectives across disciplines. In it, GroundWorks engages with participants to create an exchange of ideas through collaborative learning that includes an interactive introduction of dance tools and terminology, observation of rehearsals and performance, and finally, the completion of a participant’s creative response of their own.
THURSDAY, JULY 7–GUZZETTAHALL, UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, 228 E BUCHTEL AVE, AKRON
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Creative Process Workshop
1:00-1:15 p.m. – Break
1:15-1:45 p.m. – Rehearsal Observation
Participants visit and observe GroundWorks DanceTheater in rehearsal. With time for discussion and questions, the visiting participants learn more about how our creative process is used in the studio among professional dancers. Comparative ideas about the creative process and new perspectives are facilitated.
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Debrief
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 or SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 – 8:45 p.m. (DUSK) – FIRESTONE PARK, 1480 GIRARD ST., AKRON, FREE
Participants attend a GroundWorks performance and experience the final product that they have learned about from their own movement workshop and the observance of rehearsal.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
On their own, all participants are encouraged to consider creating a response or “reaction” to their experiences with GroundWorks through their own medium. Participants are connected to one another as a cohort remotely for feedback.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 – SUMMIT ARTSPACE, 140 E Market St, Akron, TBD
Participants will gather to share what they have created, or their “reaction” to the program and reflect on the process together.
Past Participant’s Thoughts on Action/Reaction
“It brings change and awareness to the creative 4 processes. I loved it.”
“It inspired me to write poetry again – I have not written any poems for at least two years.”
“The facilitator and group were receptive to questions, welcoming, and positively a joy to meet.”
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Summit Artspace is home to artist studios, creative businesses, and five galleries with new exhibitions four times each year. We provide public programs to engage the community with local artists and promote a strong, diverse, and vibrant arts and culture community.