Allan Wayne Work
with Paul Langland
Associate Teachers: Brenna Palughi and Brendan McCall
December 2, 9, 16
Saturdays, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
*Current students should contact Christopher to enroll.
The American dancer Allan Wayne (1907-1978) created an experiential alignment and movement technique fusing elements of European ballet, classical Javanese dance, and bioenergetics that he taught to students for over 40 years before his death. His former student Paul Langland, a performer and teacher in his own right, organized what he learned from Allan during the last years of his life with principles and ideas from other forms of dance and somatic research, developing a distinct body of work which he named “Allan Wayne Work”.
This series of intensive workshops will be an opportunity for students to physically and energetically experience some of the key principles of Allan Wayne Work, including: connecting to layers of muscular support, closer to the skeleton; utilizing these structures for more efficient uses of energy, expression, and fuller range of movement; increasing strength and flexibility; exploring individual and group improvisations rooted in Allan Wayne Work principles; and more. Students will also be invited to explore how the physical and emotional flow of this work can contribute to more released and authentic vocal production.
In addition to Mr. Langland, this series of workshops will be taught by the other co-founders of the Allan Wayne Work Alliance, Brendan McCall and Brenna Palughi. Collectively, these three bring over 75 years´ worth of experience teaching this work to actors, dancers, and singers all over the world.
All levels of experience, from beginners to professionals, are welcome to attend.