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Acting Immersion Retreat At Camp Long June 3-5

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June 3-5: Acting Immersion Weekend
Camp Long, West Seattle
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Join us for a three day acting immersion experience with the Artistic Directors of The Illumintatio Project, Amanda Goodwin and Antonio Delgado. Sleeping accomodations in the cabins of Camp Long in West Seattle. All meals provided.

“What is an actor and what is the actor’s job?

To explore and discover. Explorers of their own inner worlds. They who penetrate within and, in contemplating their Self, are surprised by discovering the versatility of their Being for creating, for giving themselves over in body and soul and absolutely to characters who come to life.”

“Once the actors have acquired the faculty of consciously observing their thoughts and of experiencing peace in their feelings and can control and articulate the body in the service of a higher and better expression, then what develops is the conscious body, the consciousness; and rational processes give way to intuition.This is COGNIZING.” -Antonio Delgado

In this retreat, you will learn the acting technique that Antonio Delgado developed – a technique that has three phases. First, the actor must recognize the mask or ego-self that obscures the essence of our being. Secondly, the actor will learn how to integrate the mask, embracing and forgiving the ego, and finding within the center of all thought, balance in the feelings, and the impeccable poise of Being. In the third phase, from this inspired state, then it is possible to breathe the essence of one’s being, of spirit, into any “new” character.

No acting experience necessary. This technique is best suited to ages 14 and up. Please inquire if you would like to bring younger children with Amanda Goodwin at Amanda@theilluminatioproject.com or call 206-234-8756

Pricing:
Groups of 6 or more $220 per person
Early registration before May 1st $270
Regular price $325

Meals and lodging provided.

More about Antonio Delgado and Amanda Goodwin:
Originally from Andújar in the Jaen province in the Andalusian region of Spain, he studied at the College of Dramatic Arts in Seville. He founded a drama school in Ciudad Real called Caja Negra which grew into a professional touring company and a venue for alternative theater and lasted six years.

In June of 1999, the company was awarded first place in the IX Exposition of Provincial Theater in Ciudad Real with Delgado’s unedited staging of Antonio Onettis ¨Salvia.¨ He has taught for 24 acting companies in the Spanish provice of Ciudad Real and for students of all ages. He has given courses on his acting technique to interested groups that were not exclusively acting groups but were interested in self-discovery and self-development, and he has collaborated with the public library in Ciudad Real to create a forum for theological discussion. Within a creative team dynamic with his company, Caja Negra, he developed the script for the audiovisual theatrical production, Illuminatio:Yo Soy, which premieres at Velocity on May 20th. Recently, he has been staging his own adaptation of Malificent in Andújar.

Amanda Goodwin, a bilingual dancer and choreographer, has been working with Antonio on the production of Illuminatio in Seattle since 2012. A certified Spanish translator, she will be facilitating communication, interpreting between Spanish and English and helping to decipher what the soul is expressing in body language and the language of movement and dance.

Second and Final Library Event

In preparation for the May 20th premiere of the dance theatre production, Illuminatio:Yo Soy at Velocity in Capitol Hill, the playwright, Antonio Delgado, will be speaking at the Seattle Public Library Douglass-Truth branch May 10th 5:30pm – 7:00pm on the origins and inspiration of Illuminatio, touching on the economic crisis in Spain as well his acting technique for personal growth. Choreographer, Amanda Goodwin, and performers from The Illuminatio Project will talk about the collaboration and perform excerpts from the show. In Spanish and English.

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First Library Event

In preparation for the May 20th premiere of the dance theatre production, Illuminatio:Yo Soy at Velocity in Capitol Hill, the playwright, Antonio Delgado, will be in residency in Seattle. He will be speaking at the Seattle Public Library Central Branch May 4th on the origins and inspiration of Illuminatio, touching on the economic crisis in Spain as well his acting technique for personal growth. Choreographer, Amanda Goodwin, and performers from The Illuminatio Project will talk about the collaboration and perform excerpts from the show. In Spanish and English.

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Illuminatio Project at Sustainable West Seattle’s Resilience During Times of Crisis Event

Believe it: Many of our WS neighbors are experiencing crisis- homelessness, hunger, gentrification, drug addiction, crime and more. How will we support our most vulnerable populations? What happens when we find ourselves in crisis? As more challenges come, what can West Seattle learn about resilience and strong communities from the economic crisis in Spain?

We’ll host a public discussion at the Admiral Bird on Saturday April 23rd 6-8PM to hear those living through real struggle and how they deal with crisis.

Join Sustainable West Seattle in listening to stories of coming together, and pooling resources to survive economic crisis.. Learn about the resource and time sharing projects West Seattle is using to build resilience in our community.

Guests: 

Please come by and join the discussion!

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Since 2008, working people in Spain have been experiencing an impoverishment of the middle class. A slow elimination of safety nets and social services, lay-offs of public employees, wide-scale evictions, homelessness while homes stand empty, and a rising cost of living without a rise in wage. Despite media propaganda, armed forces at public protests and failed reforms, popular resistance movements in Spain have endured and adapted from the 15 Million people movement called Indignados to form a third party, Podemos, to challenge the Spanish two-party system.

SmART Ventures Grant!

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Have you noticed a new logo on our promotional material?
Han notado que tenemos un nuevo logo en nuestros materiales de promocion?
We do! And that is because we have received a grant, our FIRST GRANT, the SmART Ventures Grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. We are so grateful!
Lo tenemos! Y es porque nos han brindado una subvención, nuestra PRIMERA SUBVENCIÓN, la subvención de SmART Ventures de la Oficina de Arte y Cultura de Seattle. Estamos muy agradecidos!

Register for our 4 Week Acting Workshop

4 Class Series, Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
April 14, 21, 28 and May 5th
Single Class $15/ Series $50
Velocity Dance Center – Seward Studio (straight through main studio to the back)

What is the actor’s job?

To be a person who penetrates within and is surprised by discovering the versatility of her Being for creating, for giving the self over in “body and soul’ and absolutely to “someone” who comes to life.

Once the actor has acquired the faculty of consciously observing her thoughts and of experiencing peace in her feelings and can control and articulate the body in the service of a higher and better expression, then what develops is the conscious body, the consciousness; and rational processes give way to intuition.

Classes consist of a warm up in which Antonio guides the class into a state of moving meditation, moving on to guide exercises to awaken the imagination on a sensory level, and progressing to exercises that focus on specific objectives having to do with the interpretation of the emotional energy of a character in a specific conflict.

Co-facilitator, Amanda Goodwin, speaks the languages of Spanish and dance and will be helping to interpret between all the forms of communication used in the class.

Illuminatio: YO SOY Performance and Workshops

Harmony. Seduction. Corruption. Redemption. The struggle outside us reflects the struggle within us. Illuminatio: Yo Soy is a full-length theatrical production designed to be an immersive sensory experience.

Begun by Antonio Delgado in 2004 at the onset of the economic crisis in Spain with his company, Caja Negra, he embarked on an inward journey guided by the question, ‘Who am I?’ Illuminatio, from the Latin word meaning ‘Illumination,’ is about the journey that begins once this question is asked, the journey towards catharsis, when you truly see yourself unmasked. The drama provides the structure for choreography that shifts according to the dramatic mood between very controlled, graceful movement, contact work, martial art inspired movement, movement derived from flamenco and Spanish Classical dance, and modern, pedestrian-based movement.

Original music composed by Andrei Stomma, Felicia Loud, and Milton.

Opportunities to learn more about the work and interact with the author during his two month residency in Seattle:

Free Lecture with Antonio Delgado
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
May 4th
6PM-7:30PM

Free Lecture with Antonio Delgado
Seattle Public Library, Douglass Truth Branch
May 10th
5:30PM-7PM

Illuminatio:Yo Soy
May 20, 2016
Velocity Dance Center
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Acting Immersion Weekend
Camp Long, West Seattle
June 3-5
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12 Weeks! + Fundraiser!

12 weeks until we premiere Illuminatio:Yo Soy at Velocity and we have been busy. In rehearsals, we have been resetting choreography for the Battle scene, the Sacrifice scene and the Impassioned Speech scene, all with the intention I mentioned before of balancing beauty with strife. Our composer, Andrei Stomma, has been busy creating original music for the Fear/ Evil scene. On the fundraising front, we are doing a painting party in January with drinks, snacks and marblizing. Stay tuned for the event link. Here are some images of marblized cards.

14 Weeks!

14 weeks out from March 11th, 2016 performance at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle. In rehearsals these past weeks, we have been learning a new, ethereal dance, which I decided to add to the ‘Illumination’ section based on feedback that heavily charged images used in this section made it difficult to watch. Seeing the truth in this criticism, I have resolved on adding more images that are beautiful, light and gentle in order to restore balance. We are grateful to TPS studios and to Studio Current for their extremely affordable rehearsal space.

The development of choreographic ideas has been helped along by the small group of artists that participated in The Field with me these past five weeks. We met weekly, shared our work and offered each other feedback.

As far as funds go, we have a couple donors who have been very generous and have covered what we needed for rehearsal space and the rental of the performance space at Velocity. The next funds we raise will go towards paying the artists. Consider donating to The Illuminatio Project tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, December 1st. Donations to The Illuminatio Project through Shunpike, our fiscal sponsor, are tax deductible. A fundraiser is still in the works as well.

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Please be in touch. I would love to hear from you. Especially if you feel excited about something we are doing and want to participate, please write me a note at Amanda@theilluminatioproject.com.

Amanda Goodwin
Artistic Director