What's the Story with Ellen Lauren

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

What's the Story: Ellen Lauren

Spring 2019

Taught By: Sarah Montague

Section: A

CRN: 7747

Credits: 1

In this intensive weekend workshop, students will be exposed to the core principles of the award-winning SITI Company, and to have the opportunity of interacting with co-artistic director and co-founder, Ellen Lauren, who is also one of the company’s principal actors. Students will be exposed to SITI Company’s unique approach to performance and narrative, first in a talk given by Lauren, then through a movement and performance workshop lead by SITI Company member Gian-Murray Gianino. SITI was also established by director Anne Bogart. In her book What's the Story she writes: "The stories that we tell determine nothing less than personal destiny.” In this workshop, students will be immersed in the practice of active storytelling as a form of both theatrical and social engagement, proposing to the world alternate ways for a society to organize itself. Over the course of a long weekend, they will engage in discourse and exercises exploring key concepts in Bogart's philosophy of dynamic narrative and in the SITI company dual disciplines of Suzuki movement training and “Viewpoints.” The workshop will culminate in a public presentation of active and provocative narratives created through collaboration. One of SITI's philosophical keystones is that "The theatre is a gymnasium for the soul." Participants in this class will get an intense workout.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:10pm 3/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 3/15/2019 - 3/15/2019

Days: Saturday

Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 500

Date Range: 3/16/2019 - 3/16/2019

Days: Sunday

Times: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 500

Date Range: 3/17/2019 - 3/17/2019