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YouTube Masterclass Series

The Frog in Hand Summer Company 2020 sought out experts in improvisation, site specific performance, dance theatre, and pedagogy to create educational and workshop videos as resources for arts educators, artists and students. Explore below! (Please read Disclaimer at the end of this page.)

 

Special thanks to our experts: Colleen Snell, Daniel Levinson, Caroline Augustin, Alvin Collantes, Julie Tepperman, Kev McCurdy, Affair of Honor, Kim Fischer, Kristen Carcone, Samuel Davilmar, Casey Hudecki, Jill Hollingsworth.

 

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Site Specific Series

Site Specific Episode 1: An Introduction

This is our introduction to Site Specific Work. It's also the first online class in Frog in Hand's Master Class YouTube series. Thanks for joining us! This video series on site-specific work was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Maks Martinez, Clarke Blair, and Jeremy Pearson.

Links to:

Julie Tepperman - https://www.convergencetheatre.com Kristen Carcone - https://kristencarcone.com

Colleen Snell - https://www.froginhand.com/colleen-snell

Frog in Hand Dance Theatre video playlist - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2fmKw0mw7OTLoy-0zX7QxA/videos

Site Specific Episode 2: Creation

This video is about creating movement by being inspired by the space around us. In this video you will try out some Room Writing, which involves moving through your space. This video series on site specific work was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Maks Martinez, Clarke Blair, and Jeremy Pearson.

 

Links to:

Julie Teperman - https://www.convergencetheatre.com

Kristen Carcone - https://kristencarcone.com

Colleen Snell - https://www.froginhand.com/colleen-snell

Room Drawing by William Forsythe - http://anastasiagalicheva.com/Organis...

Site Specific Episode #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajXnghCFyi0&t=2s

Frog in Hand Improvisation video playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvPmCrEUhKjEZgwle49NtdVLLHH6wrncM

Site Specific Episode 3: Choosing A Site

This video discusses the process for choosing a site. In this video you will be doing an audio walk (which may be stationary) and an improvised site-specific dance.

Link to Alice Cavanagh’s audio walk - https://youtu.be/Nr-Mgjkx--w

This video series on Site Specific work was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Maks Martinez, Clarke Blair, and Jeremy Pearson.

 

Links to:

Julie Tepperman - https://www.convergencetheatre.com

Kristen Carcone - https://kristencarcone.com

Colleen Snell - https://www.froginhand.com/colleen-snell

Site Specific Episode 4: Working with an Audience

This episode is about working with your audience. In this video you will be looking around your space critically and performing a short dance for either people or a camera. This video series on site-specific work was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Maks Martinez, Clarke Blair, and Jeremy Pearson.

 

Links to:

Julie Tepperman - https://www.convergencetheatre.com

Kristen Carcone - https://kristencarcone.com

Colleen Snell - https://www.froginhand.com/colleen-snell

Denise Fujiwara - https://www.fujiwaradance.com

Stories in the Woods (Frog in Hand) - https://www.froginhand.com/stories-in...

Check out Episode 3 of this series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajXng...

Site Specific Episode 5: Putting it all Together

This is our final video on this series. This class discusses production elements and examines how they can be implemented in a site specific work, using Frog in Hand’s Stories in the Woods as a case study. You will be prompted to create your own dance piece and add production elements to it. This video series on site-specific work was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Maks Martinez, Clarke Blair, and Jeremy Pearson.

 

Frog in Hand’s Stories in the Woods - https://www.froginhand.com/stories-in...

 

Links to:

Julie Tepperman - https://www.convergencetheatre.com

Kristen Carcone - https://kristencarcone.com

Colleen Snell - https://www.froginhand.com/colleen-snell

Dance Theatre Series

Dance Theatre Episode 1: An Introduction

This video is our Introduction to Dance Theatre & Physical Theatre. This video series on Dance Theatre was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Drew Berry, Michael Derworiz, and Lizzie Moffatt.

 

Links to Interviewees and other references:

Kev McCurdy – https://angelosdesiste.wixsite.com/my...

Kim Fischer – https://www.mrkimfischer.com/

The Fall (Frog in Hand) - https://www.froginhand.com/the-fall

Heart of Matter (Frog in Hand) - https://www.froginhand.com/heart-of-m...

 

Image of Michael Derworiz by Noelle Hamlyn

Dance Theatre Episode 2: Text and Movement

This video is about using Text in Movement. This video series on Dance Theatre was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Drew Berry, Michael Derworiz, and Lizzie Moffatt.

 

Links to:

Kev McCurdy – https://angelosdesiste.wixsite.com/my...

Daniel Levinson – https://www.rapierwit.com/about-us/in...

 

Image of Kaitlyn Seibold by Noelle Hamlyn

Dance Theatre Episode 3: Externalizing an Emotional Journey

This video is about Externalizing an Emotional Journey. This video series on Dance Theatre was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Drew Berry, Michael Derworiz, and Lizzie Moffatt.

 

Links to:

Frog in Hand Improvisation video playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvPmCrEUhKjEZgwle49NtdVLLHH6wrncM

Alvin Collantes - https://www.alvincollantes.com/bio

Gaga movement language - https://www.gagapeople.com/en/about-g...

More audio pieces available, check out our channel

 

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Dance Theatre Episode 4: Clear Intention, Clear Story

In this episode, episode 4, we are looking at clear intention; you will be building a physical, dance retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood through a series of physical storytelling prompts exploring Theme & Tone, Story Keys, Character and Transformation. This video series on Dance Theatre was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Drew Berry, Michael Derworiz, and Lizzie Moffatt.

 

Links to:

Little Red Riding Hood - https://americanliterature.com/childr...

Kev McCurdy – https://angelosdesiste.wixsite.com/my...

Affair of Honor (Nathania Bernabe & Jackie T. Hanlin) - https://www.affairofhonor.ca/

Kim Fischer – https://www.mrkimfischer.com/

Stories in the Woods (Frog in Hand) - https://www.froginhand.com/stories-in...

 

Image of Michael Derworiz by Noelle Hamlyn

Dance Theatre Episode 5: Physical Abstraction

This video is about Physical Abstraction. In this video, you will be exploring abstract movement and physicality within the practice of Laban Movement and The Eight Efforts. This video series on Dance Theatre was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Drew Berry, Michael Derworiz, and Lizzie Moffatt.

 

Links to:

Kev McCurdy – https://angelosdesiste.wixsite.com/my...

Kim Fischer – https://www.mrkimfischer.com/

Daniel Levinson – https://www.rapierwit.com/about-us/in...

Block Party (Frog in Hand) - https://www.froginhand.com/block-party

Laban Movement & The Eight Efforts - https://savannahindigo.wordpress.com/...

 

Image of Kaitlyn Seibold by Noelle Hamlyn

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Dance Improvisation Series

Dance Improvisation Episode 1: Body Awareness and Freedom in Movement

This episode is our introduction to improvisation. The masterclass combines theory, demonstrations and practice, and is best experienced in a space where you can move freely. Music is up to you!

This video series on improvisation was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Zachary Bastille and Kaitlyn Seibold.

 

Links to Interviewees and other references:

Samuel Davilmar (dancer, choreographer, creative director) - https://www.samueldavilmar.com

William Forsythe (choreographer) - https://www.williamforsythe.com/biogr...​ William Forsythe Room Writing Improvisation Technologies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X29O...

 

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Dance Improvisation Episode 2: Textures and Emotions

This episode is about using textures, emotions, and tasks to layer and enrich your improvisation. The masterclass combines theory, demonstrations and practice, and is best experienced in a space where you can move freely. Music is up to you!

 

This video series on improvisation was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Zachary Bastille and Kaitlyn Seibold.

 

Links to Interviewees:

Alvin Collantes (certified Gaga teacher, photographer, dancer artist) - https://www.alvincollantes.com

Gaga People/Dancers - https://www.gagapeople.com/en/

If you would like to experiment with more situation-based exercises, here is the playlist for the 2020 Summer Company’s Audio-Walks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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Dance Improvisation Episode 3: Finding Inspiration 

This episode is about finding creative inspiration for your improvisation. The masterclass combines theory, demonstrations and practice, and is best experienced in a space where you can move freely. Music is up to you!

 

This video series on improvisation was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Zachary Bastille and Kaitlyn Seibold.

 

Links to references:

William Forsythe (choreographer) - https://www.williamforsythe.com/biogr...​ William Forsythe Room Writing Improvisation Technologies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X29O...

Image of Kaitlyn Seibold by Kendra Epik

Dance Improvisation Episode 4: Improvisation as a Choreographic Tool

This episode is about using improvisation as a choreographic tool. The masterclass combines theory, demonstrations and practice, and is best experienced in a space where you can move freely. Music is up to you!

 

This video series on improvisation was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Zachary Bastille and Kaitlyn Seibold.

 

Further reading: “A Choreographer’s Handbook” by Jonathan Burrows

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Pedagogy Series

Pedagogy Episode 1 Part 1: Safe Spaces

Welcome back to the last Master Class Series in Pedagogy! In this first part of episode 1, host Erin Eldershaw discusses creating safe and encouraging teaching environments and arts spaces.

 

This video series on pedagogy was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Erin Eldershaw, Rohan Dhupar, and Jessica Cen.

Edited by: Erin, Rohan, and Jessica. Special thanks to Erin for your tireless hours in editing!

 

Resources:

Video script to follow, written by Erin Eldershaw: https://www.froginhand.com/pedagogy-episode-1-script

Not in our Space: https://www.caea.com/Features/Not-In-Our-Space

 

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Pedagogy Episode 1 Part 2: Strength-based Feedback

In this second part of episode 1 in Pedagogy, host Erin Eldershaw discusses providing strength-based feedback in teaching environments and arts spaces.

 

This video series on pedagogy was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Erin Eldershaw, Rohan Dhupar, and Jessica Cen. Edited by: Erin, Rohan, and Jessica. Special thanks to Erin for your tireless hours in editing!

 

Resources:

Video script to follow, written by Erin Eldershaw: https://www.froginhand.com/pedagogy-episode-1-script

Not in our Space: https://www.caea.com/Features/Not-In-Our-Space Links to Interviewees:

Daniel Levinson - https://www.rapierwit.com/

Caroline Augustin - https://www.blueheeldance.com/

Jill Hollingsworth - http://salsadanceproductions.com/bio-jill-hollingsworth/

Kev McCurdy - https://angelosdesiste.wixsite.com/mysite

Casey Hudecki - https://www.intimacycoordinatorscanada.com/casey-hudecki

 

Image of Erin Eldershaw by Kendra Epik. 

Pedagogy Episode 2: Tools for Teaching Beginners and Non-Dancers

In this episode of the Pedagogy series, host Jessica Cen discusses the tools to teach beginners and non-dancers. In this video, you will be learning the key elements of teaching new movement, to process of regress to progress, and meeting your students.

 

This video series on pedagogy was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Erin Eldershaw, Rohan Dhupar, and Jessica Cen. Edited by: Erin, Rohan, and Jessica. Special thanks to Erin for your tireless hours in editing!

 

Links to Interviewees and other references:

Room drawing exercise link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLO96ZPJY80

Daniel Levinson - https://www.rapierwit.com/

Caroline Augustin - https://www.blueheeldance.com/

Jill Hollingsworth - http://salsadanceproductions.com/bio-jill-hollingsworth/

Kev McCurdy - https://angelosdesiste.wixsite.com/mysite

 

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Pedagogy Episode 3: Creative vs Training Process

The final episode of the Pedagogy series, hosted by Rohan Dhupar, explores the creative process versus the training process, and building on each process. In this video, you will also be doing various exercises. Let's move!

 

This video series on pedagogy was created by Frog in Hand’s Summer Company 2020 members: Erin Eldershaw, Rohan Dhupar, and Jessica Cen. Edited by: Erin, Rohan, and Jessica. Special thanks to Erin for your tireless hours in editing!

 

Links to Interviewees and other references:

Caroline Augustin - https://www.blueheeldance.com/

Jill Hollingsworth - http://salsadanceproductions.com/bio-jill-hollingsworth/

Frog in Hand Improvisation video playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvPmCrEUhKjEZgwle49NtdVLLHH6wrncM

Frog in Hand Dance Theatre video playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvPmCrEUhKjF2urfa9WiR_QdXXtYiXwsF

 

Image of Rohan Dhupar by Kendra Epik. 

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