Scratch that itch and have more of what you want as a performer. More body! Voice! Play! Stillness! Connection! Story!
InterPlay Performance Technique blends improvisational storytelling, movement and vocal play with an emphasis on both solo and ensemble creation. During this workshop we will play with performance skills including:
- getting out of your own way to find the full range of stories inside you,
- cultivating the fullness of your voice and body to tell your stories,
- embracing your inner movement artist, whether or not you are trained in dance,
- having more easy presence onstage, as an individual and as a member of a "group body,” and
- improvising with different art forms to enliven your performance experience.
This workshop is ideal for Bay Area artists seeking a supportive community and those who are ready to take their art practice to a new level.
2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland, CA 94612
InterPlayce is the center of the InterPlay universe. The offices for Body Wisdom, Inc. are also located here. The building is at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph, one block north of West Grand. It is just a few blocks from the 19th Street Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several convenient bus lines. On-street parking is always available at night and metered during the day. It is also easily accessible by several of the major freeways.
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Coke Nakamoto (aka Colleen Tani Nakamoto) is a certified InterPlay leader, dancer, writer, and therapist who loves to facilitate creativity, wellness, justice and connections! Coke currently teaches monthly Daylong DEEPENING Retreats at InterPlayce in Oakland. As a licensed clinical social worker, she has served people dealing with transition, trauma, loss, renewal and rejuvenation. Coke performs with Wing It! and is currently exploring the dynamic relationship between body wisdom and color wisdom.
Gretchen Wegner is a teacher, performer, and academic life coach who delights in helping others find expressive freedom. When she first came to InterPlay she was a burned out brainiac with degrees in Intercultural/Post-Colonial Performance Studies and Education (phew!); now she is an impassioned storyteller, dancer and teacher (yay!). Her warm presence and structured classes make the technique of InterPlay fun, accessible and transformative. Gretchen teaches the Tuesday night drop-in class at InterPlayce and performs with Wing-It Ensemble.