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ClimActs WET! 2015 – Theater Offensive

Abe Rybeck,  Founding Director of The Theater Offensive  has been pushing the boundaries of LGBTQ activism for over 30 years and I am so fortunate to have been able to interact with him over the years.  We met at the National Performance Network – Annual meeting on Miami Beach at the Deauville Hotel.  It was during an after party, when suddenly, hardcore Cuban salsa music started to blast into the Grand Ballroom and before I knew it we where on the dance floor “salsaing” our brains out.

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Deauville Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Miami Beach, FL

Since then I have considered him a mentor, confident and source of inspiration.  Here are scenes from CLIMACTS – WET!  2015.  An immersive performance installation I collaborated on with The Theater Offensive staff under the Artistic/Executive leadership of Nick Bazzo,  Adrian Budhu and Evelyn Francis with the super generous support of the NPN.

Here is a little excerpt of the video I created during my residency in Boston that played on the most gorgeous LED Flat screen.

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Abe Rybeck, Alexandra Billings and Octavio Campos at ClimActs WET! 2015
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Adrian Budhu, Nick Bazzo and his husband Stephen.
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Abe Rybeck, Adrian Budhu and Evelyn Francis – Senior Staff at the Theater Offensive

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Performance Lab

 
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Performance Lab

This workshop has been designed to release and free individuals working in creative arenas that are being require to produce tremendous intellectual outcomes and sustained innovative high performance     Performance Lab  provides a space where participants quickly find clear pathways to erase mental blocks they may be experiencing due to creative burnout, stress, bad movement habits and emotional trauma caused through overwork, multitasking and deadline driven creativity    

Through a series of motion driven activities  Performance Lab will challenge creatives emotions to exit the work space and enter the play space.  Performers will conjure up states to perform within using their bodies and imaginations to create fresh, new and lucid circumstances to reenter their work with a new-found sense of curiosity and courage.   Participants will feel the effects of Performance Lab almost instantly.  Through a simple series of exercises creatives are released of physical and emotional tension allowing a renewed and rejuvenated mind and body  back into their performance driven creative practices with a new sense of freedom and ease.

The sessions are designed for anyone of any age or capacity with a willingness to fail.   Each session  and can be tailored to fit the needs of the ensemble or individual that usually last between 50 minutes – 90 minutes.  The methods used in Performance Lab where first developed  with performing and visual artists but now has expanded to serve hybrid creatives within the Science and Technology fields.

Octavio Campos, a movement practitioner, motivational director and luminary of the international expressive arts community brings 30 years of experience to Performance Lab.  He is an expert at  guiding participants through mind maps that trigger the nervous system prompting clear, easy, efficient and  soothing motion in the body.   His indirect use  of directed focus, subliminal imagery and deliciously relaxing athleticism revitalizing the most tired and unmotivated creatives.   The soundscapes he creates to support the workspace he encourage all to take risks, play games,  fail big, laugh hard, reboot nervous systems and rebuild confidence to tackle  any obstacle in front of them.

workshops stills

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Performance Lab in action

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Movement Tank

Take me to the forest

I don’t know where I’m going

Maybe this way

or

This Way

She wore a

Big

Red

Hat

and Heavy, Heavy, basket

my fucking back

with 3 little pots inside

and she was

Walking and Walking and Walking and Walking

STOP!

GET UP!

The dwarfs

I don’t Care, I’m pretty

I don’t Care, I’m Gorgeous

I don’t Care, I’m Wonderful!!!!!

YOU,  COME WITH ME!

It’s cold…..

(blow through hands)

And this…

is the WOLF…..

and he looks like

THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

(hands turn into snakes and they attack you.  Die an Operatic death in the style of a Latino soap opera actor).

FIN…