The Surveillance Solos at the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

The Surveillance Solos will be presented as a director’s pick at the first annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival!

The Surveillance Solos employ a combination of farce and stark honesty to question, in a world where so much information is easily accessible, just what can be considered private or intimate, and how quickly small deviations from “normal” behavior become suspicious. Four solos based on surveiling the quotidian habits of the dancers Carol McDowell, Christine Suarez and Ally Voye, intertwine and accrue meaning over the course of the evening, drawing the principal observing agent into the lives of her subjects until she is caught performing the motions she has studied. Additional performances by Rebecca Alson-Milkman. Original graphic design by Katherine Quan, film by Ally Voye and sound design by Aaron Drake.

Richly gestural, delicately nuanced, subtly subversive – Surveillance Solos provokes questions about privacy, government control, and human contact. The work is patient, specific to its goals and performed beautifully by some of LA’s most revered dancers.

                                                                              — Joel Smith, Political Moves Blogspot

Thurs July 19 at 6:30pm

Fri July 20 at 7pm

Sat July 21 at noon

Sat July 21 at 9:30

Sun July 22 at 3:30pm

Motion at the Mill

131 Front Street Suite E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tickets: http://www.scfringe.com/index.php/buy-tickets

For more information email: info@alsonmilkmandance.com

Re-Education of the Body workshops (TBA)

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A Re-Education of the Body Spring Series!

I will be teaching a 6 week series of A Re-Education of the Body, Mahler/Klein technique. Don’t miss this special treat!

Wednesdays 11-1pm
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16 and 23

A Re-Education of the Body:
the work of Barbara Mahler grounded in the principles of Klein Technique

A Re-Education of the Body is a way to explore one’s capacity to move, bringing insight into the workings of one’s body. It brings efficiency, increased facility, and creativity.  The work done in class facilitates process, and from the openness to process comes an openness to the wealth of options we often overlook – in our work, in our lives, in ourselves.

In this class, we aim at releasing the muscles so we can get down to the deepest tissue, the bone. When the bones are aligned we become connected, we become powerful and strong. We align the bones by using the muscles most responsible for the transfer of forces through the body – the psoas, the hamstrings, the external rotators, and the pelvic floor. We do not work to “exercise” these muscle but rather to “wake them up”; to use them for support for and realignment of the bones. Movement, and the treatment of each individual student’s body, mind and spirit with kindness, respect and generosity is our ultimate goal. And finally and most importantly, the body does not exist alone but in connection to the ground, the space, and to others.

To learn more about Barbara Mahler and Klein Technique visit: http://barbaramahler.net/

For more information about class time and location call: (310) 429-5635 or e-mail: info@alsonmilkmandace.com