The How


July 24-Aug 1 2019


This workshop aims to allow actors, dancers, and movers to get out of their heads with a series of movement practices and energetic expansions that are sure to challenge and broaden their practice. This is a two-hour intensive class that is made to fit any skill set. Our goal is to make this training accessible to everyone

July 24 (7pm-9pm)
July 26 (5:30pm-7pm)
July 27 (1pm-7pm)
July 30 (5:30pm-7pm)
July 31 (1-3pm)
August 1st (1-3pm)
$18 Full Price
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Walk away with:
● Ways of moving that surprise you
● A full body super-warm-up
● A focus on yourself in the context of the ensemble

For performers to:
● Explore new methods of getting technique out of their head and into practice
● Experience new ways of working with group dynamics
● Get grounded and stay grounded

About the instructor:
Polina Ionina is an actor and director whose technique is derived from her work at the Grotowski Institut in Poland, the theater group Dzieci, and various dynamic meditation practices from around the world. Polina believes that trust and play are the most important building blocks of an ensemble, and uses guided improvisations to bring you there swiftly and seamlessly. Whether you are into Shakespeare, devised works, or geared towards on-camera, Polina demonstrates that by focusing on impulses, listening, and improvisation she can show how to turn on the parts of your brain that can help you get out of your own way and play.