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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.

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Performance Lab in action

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For information on how to book Octavio Campos for a workshop fill in the form below

Pig Burlesque

The Pig Show is a 45 minute subversive cabaret solo show. Associative story telling meets interactive queer stand up performed by Miami’s own performance provocateur, Cuban- American Octavio Campos. The piece looks at the passing of pop culture icons, Weimar republic sex workers and dead dancers like Michael Jackson & Pina Bausch inside of a naive retelling of the story of the invasion at the Bay of Pigs in Havanna, Cuba.

Conceived and performed by
Octavio Campos

Music
Juan Carlos Espinosa, George Gerschwin, Spolinski

Costumes
Slick it Up

Lighting
Kevin Roman

Production
Camposition Inc.

This video sample of THE PIG SHOW is from the section called: PIG BURLESQUE

the full performance of a work in progress showing was done at WinterFest – Miami Dances 2011 in Miami Beach, FL January of 2011, World Premiere at Revolt, Melbourne, Australia part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and lastly at Hot Festival – Dixon Place – NYC 2013.

 

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/22954509″>The Pig Show – PIG BURLESQUE</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/octaviocampos”>Octavio Campos</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

 

SYNAPSE PERFORMANCE PROJECT

The Synapse Performance Project facilitates and supports dance think tanks; concentrated periods of creative work, where a Miami-based choreographer brings in collaborators from other parts of the country. Thought Loom is proud to work with seasoned choreographer, Octavio Campos as its first lead artist with his new transmedia solo performance TRPL Qunice.  A very special thanks to the directors of Thought Loom,  Letty Basart,  Elana Reynolds and the incredible and generous Lydia Bittner Baird.

Watch the interview with collaborators,  David Fishel (Video) and Robert Flynt (Photography).