Memory Scripting through Image with Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

This workshop led by Visual Arts Resident Natalia Lassalle-Morillo focuses on the development of short performance works based on the participant's relationship to personal memory, history and image making. Departing from a real or imagined image, we will workshop short performances using a methodology that integrates intermittent writing, improvisation, and performance making to bridge the physical body and its relationship to memory. At the core of this workshop lies a true spirit of introspective inquiry and experimentation, where mentorship is catered specifically to what the participants' thematic, performative and aesthetic interests are. By the end of the workshop, participants will present short work-in-progress performances.

Date: This in-person workshop will meet twice on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 from 1-5pm (UPDATED).

Price: $100

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Materials will be provided.

Accessibility: Classes will meet on the 2nd floor, which is accessible via stairs.

Natalia Lassalle-Morillo (B. Puerto Rico) is a theater artist, filmmaker, performer and visual artist. Melding theatrical performance, intuitive experimental ethnography, and collaborations with non-professional performers, Natalia’s practice centers on excavating imagined and archived history, decentralizing canonical narratives through embodied reenactments, and challenging the prioritization of written history by foregrounding instead the creation of new mythologies.

Natalia earned an MFA in Theatre Directing from CalArts and a BFA in Drama from the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU. Residencies and fellowships include: Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Amant Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), Mass Moca Studio Residency & Fonderie Darling in Montréal, QC. Her work is part of the KADIST collection, and her films, installations, & performances have been presented in museums, festivals, performance venues, and unconventional spaces, internationally. She teaches Film & Video at MICA.

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Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.