Movement Lab: A Workshop in Professional Practice, for ages 17+


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with Isadora Wolfe and Joe Poulson

August 12 – 16 | Advanced teens and undergrad students 17+, adults with advanced contemporary experience

Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm

This program is intended for teens and adults with intermediate/advanced dance training who are comfortable with partnering, improvisation, joyful risk-taking, and collaboration.

In this week long intensive, student artists will be immersed in the experience of a dance company: challenging morning class imparting new skills, honing technique, and full-bodied dancing, followed by an afternoon of process. Joe and Isadora will guide and direct the “company” through various tasks involving dynamic phrases and improvisation and mini-modules using contemporary, contact, and physical theater practices. The emphasis is on the process, and sharing the information that Joe and Isadora have acquired through their years of experience inside companies and as makers in their own right. Expect to end each day sweaty, spent, inspired and filled up!

Typical Schedule:
Morning Class 10-11:45am
Lunch break 11:45am-12:20pm
Afternoon Skill Build 12:20-1:20pm
(Ten min break)
Process Lab 1:30-3pm

$400 for the full intensive

About the artists:

Joseph Poulson is originally from Philadelphia, PA. Since 2000, Joe has toured and taught nationally and internationally with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Susan Marshall and Company, David Dorfman Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Creach Co., Bill Young and Colleen Thomas and Dancers, Jeanine Durning, Maxine Doyle, Melinda Ring and Aconarytori, among others. Joseph received a Dance and Performance “Bessie” award in 2009. He has taught, collaborated and created at numerous institutions around the world including Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, Springboard, and universities around the country. Joe has received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa and Bennington College respectively.

Isadora Wolfe is from Lowell, Massachusetts. After training at the Boston Ballet School, she attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and went on to dance with choreographers and directors such as Gerald Casel, Johannes Wieland, Martha Clarke (Garden of Earthly Delights and Angel Reapers original cast), Mark Dendy, Maxine Doyle, Stella Zannou, Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape at the Park Avenue Armory) and Punchdrunk (Sleep No More). Isadora is now Associate Artistic Director of Sleep No More, Punchdrunk’s acclaimed NYC production. As a choreographer and movement director she has worked on several productions with Pulitzer-prize winner David Auburn, as well as Eric Hill and Gregg Edelman. Isadora was a recent Springboard X artist and is currently adjunct faculty at The Juilliard School, where she continues to develop her Acting for Dancers module and practice. Find out more about Isadora at

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