Workshops that exercise the imagination muscle. The two-and-a-half hour sessions are designed to encourage creativity and body/mind unity by utilizing concentration, communication and play. While developing use of character, content and context, the workshops are energizing and a lot of fun.
Most workshops begin with suggested warm-up exercises. Participants are encouraged to do whatever limbering and relaxing movements with which they are comfortable, such as, yoga, ballet, Tíai Chi, curls, etc. Then a variety of theater games are utilized to encourage interaction and trust. Eventually, specific scenes are suggested, with participants exchanging roles, or methods of approach. Participants often arrive at surprising, and occasionally enlightening, resolutions to dramatic conflicts.|
Demian, who has a doctorate in education, has led several hundred workshops in schools, colleges and community centers since 1971. Demian trained with Carolee Schneeman (happenings) and Yvonne Rainer (dance) and participated in workshops with The Living Theater, The Open Theater and The Manhattan Project.