Rachel Jendrzejewski and Terry Hempfling establish conversations and hack the routine of conversations at the same time. They exchange and layer movement and speech; break spoken word and make new demands of it; and engage in physical endurance and multitasking exercises with people and environments. Potential collaborators from diverse academic disciplines (communication, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy) took part in those conversations, while Terry and Rachel challenged relationships to meaning-making—their own and their interlocutors’. In April 2019, Jendrzejewski and Hempfling hosted one…
Choreographer Terry Hempfling and writer Rachel Jendrzejewski develop conversation-performances that layer movement and language, engaging in physical endurance and challenging multitasking experiments that involve objects, environments, and other interlocutors. Together, they will lead a two-day workshop for artists who are interested in combining movement, speech, and writing in their work, learning to make creative choices about layering and multitasking as performance strategies. Equipped with choreographic, creative writing, and collaborative strategies that they can apply to their own practices, participants will create a collaborative performance, incorporating unexpected ways of moving as individuals and as a group.
The workshop is part of the Summer Institute at the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration. The Summer Institute is a series of informal workshops created and led by artists, for artists. The focus will be on performance and social practice, two art forms vibrantly present in the Twin Cities.
The workshop will run 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on June 18 and 19, and is free for participants. Register here>>