Findings at the Edges of the Materials
w/ Timothy Scott & Nicolas Noreña
603 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Saturdays, October 30th through December 13th (skipping November 27th
12pm – 4pm
We are thrilled to announce our new Six Viewpoints workshop: FINDINGS AT THE EDGES OF THE MATERIALS.
We will meet at Studio Maya over six Saturdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm from October 30th through December 13th (skipping November 27th).
Each session will be a four hour workshop grounded in one of the six Materials, or SSTEMS as Mary called them: Space, Shape, Time, Emotion, Movement, Story. We will study each material in relation to the other five by exploring their meeting coordinates: where does Story meet Space? How does Space meet Shape? What is the relationship between Space and Emotion? How does Time affect Space? etc.
By tracing the edges of these materials through their relationships, we will arrive at a complex definition of their territory, have a comprehensive idea of how they have been traditionally organized, and experiment with what new possibilities exist in their composition.
This exploration is rooted in 12 years of work with Mary Overlie and stems out of our own unique curiosity with this philosophy and technique. Through a combination of perceptual exercises, movement scores, improvisational explorations and compositional experiments, we will venture together into a deep interrogation of the far edges of this work.
We will cover some introductory Six Viewpoints training, however this course is designed for those who have had some previous experience with Mary's Six Viewpoints. If you are unsure of whether or not this course is right for you, or an appropriate place for you to start, please reach out to us and we can asses this together.
Attendance for this workshop will be capped at 10 students. The cost for the entire workshop is $400. We will be requiring a deposit of $200 upon registration and the second payment of $200 will be due November 14th. If you have financial concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
To sign up email: email@example.com
Please let us know if you have any questions about the workshop, and of course feel free to share this with those you think would be interested.
All our best and very much looking forward,
The Six Viewpoints is a philosophy that originates from physical movement. Its fundamental approach is to deconstruct the materials or languages that make up performance (Shape, Space, Time, Emotion, Movement, Story), be it dance, theater or performance art.
This workshop focuses on the act of deconstruction, a vital process in the Six Viewpoints theory. In each class we will take two materials and explore them independently. From there, we will explore the territory and the adventure between the two. Throughout the course of the class, we will focus on elements of composition and improvisational performance as a way of honing our skills of deconstruction.
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My name is Timothy Scott, and I am a theater artist living in Brooklyn. I studied with Mary Overlie, very intensely, over the course of eleven years. I first encountered her work as a student at the Experimental Theater Wing, within NYU, from which we formed a lasting relationship. Mary's work and philosophies revolutionized my ideas of what theater could be, and as a performer, what I could perform. I have since traveled and assisted her teaching in New York, Montana, London, Madrid, Vienna and Verscio, Switzerland. Mary's work is very much alive within my own creative work and my understanding of art at-large.
I have taught Six Viewpoints work independently at NYU's Meisner Studio, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, CAVE Home of Leimay, The Brick Theater and now Studio Maya.
Mary Overlie and her Six Viewpoints transformed my relationship with theater, performance, art, and life. I first was introduced to this physical postmodernist philosophy by Mary herself, in her apartment, over dinner: she cooked hamburgers and gave me the lecture. I continued to study the Six Viewpoints with Mary at the Experimental Theater Wing and the following eleven years under her tutelage. I studied privately with her in Brooklyn, upstate New York, and in Montana. I traveled with her through Europe and America and was trained to teach by her while I assisted her at Rose Bruford College, Impulstanz, Danza Canal, and Accademia Teatro Dimitri.
Today I am part of the faculty at The Experimental Theater Wing in New York University, where Mary over 40 years developed her technique. I have also taught independently in Universidad de los Andes, Centro Cultural Lucy Tejada, CAVE home of LEIMAY, Brooklyn Studios for Dance and Studio Maya.
I co-founded the Mary Overlie Legacy Project and I am currently the director of the Mary Overlie Archive.
Passing along her work and keeping the horizontal interrogation of theater alive is very much part of the work we do with our company, through our productions, laboratories and classes.