Sat, Nov 12|
Come exercise your creative muscles at Ithaca’s first-ever Artist Gym!
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5Sisters, 119 S Cayuga St, Room 301, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
About this event
Artist Gym is an innovative workshop series that uses arts-based exercises to inspire creative connection. We’ll move, improvise, write, and tell each other stories in a fun, supportive environment. Everyone is welcome! You’ll meet new people and leave feeling invigorated and refreshed.
This session explores… exploration! How do we come to know ourselves and the world around us? Enrollment is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to let us know you plan to come. There's no fee, but donations will be welcome.
Theater artist Sarah Plotkin invented Artist Gym and has run dozens of sessions in New York and Boston. Sarah will be joined by dancer, choreographer, and educator Megan Omohundro. Artist Gym is presented in partnership with 5Sisters and Story House Ithaca.
Artist Gym is made possible in part with SOS grant funding from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone who is interested in creative exploration and collaboration! We welcome folks with or without artistic training. You just need to be ready to play and explore!
What will we do during the workshop? What should I expect?
Megan and Sarah will lead the group through a series of arts-based exercises that allow us to investigate the theme of Exploration. There will be introductions, a warm-up activity, guided discussions, and hands-on exercises rooted in movement, improvisation, writing, and more.
Who are the presenters?
Sarah Plotkin is a theater maker, educator, and cultural worker who recently moved back to her hometown of Ithaca after more than a decade in Boston and NYC. She collaborates with community artists and professional artists of all ages to create and celebrate connection across divides. More at http://www.sarahplotkin.com/
Megan Omohundro is a professional choreographer, dancer, and educator. She launched her career by founding the hip-hop dance troupe “Battle Breakers.” She loves teaching, practicing capoeira, and engaging the community with movement that heals and refreshes the soul.