Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Angels and Wings workshops

The Athens Community is invited to participate in the creation of a dance theatre piece-investigation close to death experiences. Through intensive oral history work, video and dance, participants will develop a relationship with a community member who has had an experience with death, and will create a solo work to be woven into a final evening-length piece. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. This project has received additional support from the Athens Foundation and individual contributions from community members.

ARTS/West to host Series of Workshops for Missy Whaley’s ANGELS AND WINGS community art project. The first workshop is this Saturday, September 23, 2006, from 10am to 4pm. Writer Helen Horn teaches a non-intrusive and honest journaling approach to gathering oral history from subjects. Suggested Donation of $20.00

Dance and Movement workshops will be held September 25th- November 18th, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-6:30, Saturday s 12:00-1:30. Dancer/choreographer Missy Whaley teaches an eight-week workshop introducing participants to beginning elements of creating phrases of movement, different partnering techniques and the basics of choreography. Suggested donation of $50.00 for whole workshop paid in advance, or $5.00 per class.

Film and Audio Workshop will be held Saturday, September 30, 2006, 10am to 4pm. Videographer/editor Steve Fetsch leads an intensive workshop on recording oral history through video. Topics include use of equipment and how to record without inhibiting your subject. Suggested donation of $20.00.

To register for any or all of these workshops please email Missy Whaley at missyw4peace@yahoo.com or call ARTS/West at (740) 592-4315.