Stephanie is a skilled one-on-one coach for performers at all levels, performance-makers at all stages of creation, & teachers of improvisation, creative process, Open Source Forms, & Skinner Releasing.
Stephanie gets in touch with a performer's needs in order to be grounded & free in performance presence. Often this involves intuiting a 'handle' or 'doorway' - a technical or physical awareness - that allows the performer to tap into a fuller range of possibilities. This kind of work & focus can augment a group process, or happen on its own. One-on-one focused time to find & practice one's particular doorways to availability can greatly enhance both solo & group performance processes.
Though there is a dramaturgical tradition in theater - someone the director can turn to for brainstorming & advice - there's often a great need for this in dance and performance-making.
Stephanie uncovers a performance-maker's intentions, & helps fulfill them. Her aim is to do this in the most appropriate way for the project & the artist, without necessarily imposing her own creative methods. This might involve a suggested method for finding movement or textural underpinnings for body &/or voice. It might involve finding structural concepts that carry the through-line in an organic & exciting way. Often, finding movement & textural keys can activate structural & design ideas.
Both for performers & performance-makers, these sessions can have remarkable effect in the course of one to several sessions.
Consultations in person or via skype or phone, for teachers embarking on creating syllabi for improvisation, performance-making, Open Source Forms, &/or Skinner Releasing.
For information on fees, contact Stephanie at stephskura(at)mac.com