May Workshops with Third Rail Projects
Third Rail Projects
May Workshop Series
with Third Rail Projects Co-Artistic Director Jennine Willett and Associate Artistic Director Marissa Nielsen-Pincus
“A no-pressure environment where you could move at your own pace...
allowed us to create our own movement recipe, a great lesson in composition."
– Bushwick Daily News
Sign up for four new workshops that share the choreographic methods and tools used by Third Rail Projects, focused on composition, site-specific techniques, and the body.
Space is very limited
All workshops will take place at
The Kingsland Ward @ St Johns
195 Maujer Street (in Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11206
The Organic Body: Bones
Saturday, May 10
1pm to 4pm
Working from a Body-Mind Centering® perspective, this 3-hour workshop will investigate the body through the skeletal system, exploring skeletal connections through the limbs, the embodiment of the spine, and the innate qualities of movement found in the different layers of bone. This workshop will offer both choreographic tools to create and refine movement as well as an educational/ therapeutic exploration of your own movement patterns and possibilities. Led by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner.
Directing Techniques for Choreographers
Friday, May 16
12pm to 3pm
This 3-hour course explores directing methods that build clarity and effective communication skills, helping to shape and hone choreographic material as it is set on performers. Participants will alternate between directing and being directed, experiencing these skill sets from both perspectives and building a dialogue that aims to strengthen the collaborative process. Led by Jennine Willett, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects and co-creator of the immersive show Then She Fell.
Performing for 100, 10 or 1: Immersive Performance Skills
Thursday, May 22
12pm to 3pm
This 3-hour course explores building skills for performing without a fourth wall. Participants will experiment with the use of focus, proxemics, and perspectives to affect the audience experience--whether you have 100 audience members or just one. Led by Jennine Willett, this course is based on a toolbox of skills used by Third Rail Projects in its immersive and site-specific performances.
Thursday, May 29
1pm to 4pm
This 3-hour workshop will investigate vocalization from a somatic perspective, looking at breath, sound, and speech through anatomy, physiology and movement. We will explore diaphragms, resonation, registration and articulation as a means to find ease, flexibility, and confidence in vocal expression. Led by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus.