Skills Bucket

with CounterPulse staff!
Third Wednesdays, September-February, 3:00pm-3:30pm PDT
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The CounterPulse staff has some skills.
Almost 200 years of combined knowledge.
A bucket of art practices and how-to’s, derived from our unique composite expertise in performing arts, technology, plants, poetry, yoga, and more.

A Skills Bucket?
Yes, a Skills Bucket.

Add some screen time to your life and learn something new from CounterPulse staff!

Each third Wednesday of the month, we’ll take turns showcasing our art practices and skills through an ~augmented virtual experience~ (Zoom).

What will you learn in our Skills Bucket?

Free Registration >>

Skills Bucket Schedule:

Weds, Sept 16, 3:-3:30pm PDT

Running Your Name with Rick Darnell

Weds, Oct 21, 3-3:30pm PDT

Dancing to PaulStretch with Kevin Lo

Weds, Nov 18, 3-3:30pm PDT

Pandemic Poetics with Justin Ebrahemi

Weds, Dec 16, 3-3:30pm

How to Clone Plants with Zerena Diaz

Weds, Jan 20, 3-3:30pm

All Ages Dance Making with Hannah Ayasse

Weds, Feb 17, 3-3:30

Chair Yoga with Julie Phelps

Bucket Descriptions

Running Your Name with Rick Darnell

A choreographic tool for generating movement 

Informed by the dance composition teachings of Robert Ellis Dunn, you’ll be invited to write your name in cursive and use this as a floor pattern for running.  Find the accents, the slow parts and the fast parts, use the up curves and the down curves of your name to choreograph your movement! Open to everyone regardless of movement training or experience.
Please come prepared with a paper and pen and have some indoor or outdoor space for movement (pending air quality).

Dancing to PaulStretch with Kevin Lo

This is a workshop on how to really slow down and enjoy an audio track. We’ll pick a song, slow it down, dance to it, try a different song slowed down-all with movement scores. We’ll finish with all of us simultaneously playing our slowed down song. One big mess!

All Ages Dance Making with Hannah Ayasse 

Learn some simple movement warm-ups and improvisation games rooted in child development and relationship building. Come with your child or your inner child. Connect to your body, connect with each other through play, and leave with some tools for making a collaborative dance composition whenever, wherever. 

How to Clone Plants with Zerena Diaz

With scissors and cinnamon, Zerena Diaz will teach you how to forage and clone plants you may already have to grow your friends and family. She will discuss the importance of connecting to our plant siblings and relationship building with our natural world.

Pandemic Poetics with Justin Ebrahemi

Read a poem and I’ll dance. Dance and I’ll read a poem. Show me your somatics and I’ll show you my words. Show me your words and we’ll all move together. Choreograph your feels, feel the screen. Zoom in, out, and within our pandemic poetics.  

Chair Yoga with Julie Phelps

For many of us chairs are a homebase for us, so let’s find ways to stretch and strengthen our body from this place we spend time. These quick chair yoga poses focus activating the spine to bring more alertness and focus, while strengthening and strengthening the back and core. 

 

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.

 

Details

Start:
October 21
End:
April 23, 2021
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skills-bucket-tickets-117470959803