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InterPlay Performance Technique Workshop

Scratch that itch, and have more of what you want as a performer. More Body! Voice! Play! Stillness! Connection! Story!
Coke Tani and Gretchen Wegner

Oakland, CA

Sunday 2-5pm, August 28

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:

- cultivating the fullness of your voice and body to tell a story,

- embracing your inner movement artist, whether or not you are trained in dance,

- having more 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.

Cost: $30-$50 sliding scale

Registration/Information: info@interplay.org

Venue

InterPlayce

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. Click here for a map.
Leaders
Coke Tani
Coke Tani, is a movement and literary artist, spiritual companion, and teacher/facilitator. In addition to having co-led the Secrets of InterPlay & Life Practice Program, Coke served as InterPlay's first Liaison to Leaders of Color, where she introduced the expansion of InterPlay forms for embodied anti-racism education, and co-created InterPlay's first BIPOC Daylong Retreat. Currently, Coke leads InterPlay in communities of color and faith-based settings, as well as in 1:1 focus sessions, She serves on InterPlay's Racial Equity and Transformation Committee, and also leads weekly Dance Chapels through The Hidden Monastery. In former years, Coke was a community-based therapist and solo theater artist. She holds an MSW, MFA and MDiv.
Gretchen Wegner
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.

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