Is the experience
In Tandem Arts advances live performance by creating imaginative “experiences” that are engaging, immediate, & direct. All of our work begins with an inquiry into real stories & prioritizes experiential learning for all ages & all levels. We learn together through co-creating new work in collaborative workshops versus a class/teacher format.
workshops (one day intensives)
A collaborative workshop setting to locate our position in the movement through movement & storytelling; prioritizes team-building, physicality and voice. Generally 3-6 hours long in a studio setting and registration is required.
(Teens & Adults)
Connecting with a master artist that practices as a community-based performing artist. Hosts a variety of mediums: theater, dance, music-making, songwriting, documentary, animation, video art. Generally 3-6 hours long in a variety of settings and registration is required.
(Teens & Adults)
Programs (series of workshops)
A collaborative performing arts experience that serves as an excavation of history to generate new narratives. Emphasising music and cultural studies, participants make their own show over several weeks of workshops. Generally runs for 8-10 weeks in a studio setting and registration is required.
(Youth & Teens)
A collaborative performing arts experience emphasizing relationship-building and ensemble-based work to create an original piece. Prioritizing voice and storytelling, participants make their own show over several weeks of workshops. Generally runs for 8-10 weeks in a studio setting and registration is required.
(Teens & Adults)
A collaborative performing arts experience emphasizing democratic group process to produce original works in schools and community-settings. Prioritizing team-building and equity, participants make their own show over several weeks of workshops. Generally runs for 5-10 sessions in a community setting, and functions as partnership with the contracting institution.
(Youth, Teens, and/or Adults)
participatory events (all-levels)
An advanced collaborative performing arts experience emphasizing ensemble-based creation of an original public performance. Prioritizing community engagement and interdisciplinary work, under direction from ITA artistic staff, participants devise a full-length show over several weeks. Volunteers must audition and sign a letter of understanding that they are committed to the full run.
An all levels participatory public performance of storytelling and short plays that access climate change from a chorus of perspectives. The non-rehearsed performance is coupled with a workshop that serves as a platform for dialogue and grappling with various aspects of the climate crisis. Generally 3-6 hours long in a variety of settings and registration is required.
EXAMPLE OF STUDENT PROCESS
14 YEARS IN EDUCATION
Our education programs draw from years of on-the-ground experience working with young people, working artists, arts educators, classroom educators, families, facilitators, and community members. Our approach combines influences from Reggio Emilia, Movement Theater Studio, Jacques Lecoq, Ping Chong Training Institute, Telling My Story, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Highlander Center, Vermont Folklife Center, and more.
“I just have to say how much I totally and thoroughly enjoyed the show last night. It was truly a unique experience as a parent and audience member. I felt so proud of each and every student, from the tiniest to the shyest to the largest and the most robust. I could get a sense of each one of their creative personalities, as they performed in their own style and were invested in their own creativity. I loved the simplicity of the set and costumes, and the music and props were perfect. It was the kids that shone in the lime light. Each of them!” -> Ruth Brooke, Pomfret
In Tandem Arts is dedicated to advancing live performance, combining a variety of mediums such as storytelling, theater, dance, music, and street performance. Weaving together interdisciplinary creations, we dabble in media and documentary as well. All of our work begins with an inquiry into “real” stories and uses the fantastic as a tool to unpack what we learn. The workshops are a platform for experimental, experiential learning for all ages.
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