HOLDTIGHT Offers Two Open-Level Workshops
As part of their residency at the cell theatre, HOLDTIGHT is offering two, open-level creative workshops. These workshops will guide attendees through an abbreviated version of the creative process for HOLDTIGHT’s newest evening-length work titled when the blossom passes, what remains? which will premiere at the cell theater on September 9th, 2022. Content of the two-hour workshop includes meditation, prompted journaling and discussion, somatic movement, guided improvisation, and composition. The workshop will take place both indoors and in the backyard garden of the cell theatre where participants can physically connect with trees, plants, dirt, and sky. Director of HOLDTIGHT, Gwendolyn Gussman, will lead this workshop with assistance from multidisciplinary collaborators. These workshops are designed for bodies who want to move and explore, for individuals interested in developing new tools to use in their creative practice, and for those wanting to dive into the intersection between art, personal narrative, and nature.
Founded by Gwendolyn Gussman, HOLDTIGHT creates interdisciplinary and experiential contemporary art to elicit connections, questions, and conversations. HOLDTIGHT’s mission is to create experiences that promote empathy and allow people to uncover parts of themselves, further connecting them to each other and the world. Based between New York City and Denver, HOLDTIGHT’s collaborations span more than 40 acclaimed national / international artists, including Grammy and Emmy-award winners, in genres such as dance, theater, music, scenography, video design, visual arts, sculpture, lighting, digital rendering, and culinary arts. The company’s catalog of repertoire includes site-specific work created for non-traditional performance spaces including but not limited to an 1800's carriage house, church courtyards, historic mansions, and unique homes. HOLDTIGHT has been featured in 303 Magazine, The Dance Enthusiast, Eye on the Arts (Dance), No Proscenium, The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio’s ‘Colorado Matters’, Westword, The Stewardship Report, Presenting Denver, offoffoff, Interludes, and more.
For more details and info on the cast visit holdtightcompany.com and @holdtightcompany.