Two Can Do Virtual Summer Immersive
Two Can Do has provided a practice and a way of life for us as artists and this week-long immersive program centers and uplifts a holistic approach to creative practice through our to distilling and sharing the tools of this practice with emerging artists to support them in embracing their artistry, inclusive of who they are as human beings.
When: June 6-10 2021
How do we embrace our wholeness and nourish ourselves as dance artists?
“Two Can Do, a duet exploring the deep connection between two supportive and trusting performers, has provided a practice and a way of life for us as artists. We are committed to distilling and sharing the tools of this practice with others to support them in holistically embracing their artistry and humanity.” – Bianca Paige Smith
Bianca Paige Smith and Eimear Byrne have worked together since 2015, when they met at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Eimear has been a collaborator and performer in Bianca’s work “Two Can Do” since its inception in January 2017. Bianca and Eimear have been working to deepen their understanding of how Two Can Do allows them to connect to the infinite creative energy that exists between performers. Their relationship and friendship has supported Two Can Do to extend beyond performance tours to community workshops and offerings that draw from Bianca’s influences of yoga, meditation, neuroscience, contemporary dance, and somatic practices.
Together, these two artists will lead and facilitate a weeklong immersive virtual program centering a holistic approach to creative practice, for emerging professional dance artists as well as movers and makers of all mediums, in any stage of their careers, wishing to explore new ideas in community.
During this virtual immersive, participants will be introduced to and examine ways in which to recognize and nurture creative practice in their daily lives. We have developed this immersive experience specifically in response to the impact of the pandemic we have witnessed on our immediate creative communities, and to the needs that we are seeing in the current and next generation of artists.
Utilizing the principles of Two Can Do, an award-winning post-dance duet, we will examine themes of support, connection, listening, vulnerability, and surrender. Through the lenses of yoga, meditation, neuroscience, and contemporary dance, we will guide and encourage artists to ask questions, to trust their instincts, to explore their vulnerability, and to allow themselves to receive what is already there.
Snapshot of the Immersive
4 hours a day (2 morning, 2 afternoon)
Introduction to the Two Can Do technique
Yoga and meditation
Journaling and freewriting
Tools for professional development
Self-discovery and research
The experience of an arts practice process and development
Working with the senses
Tools for nurturing creativity
To enroll please fill out the short form through our website – biancapaigesmith.com/summer-immersive
Costs for participants: We have multiple payment options for participants to select which best suits their financial needs. We are also offering a full scholarship to one participant.
For further information, please visit www.biancapaigesmith.com/two-can-do
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