Hit the Mat
- Performers with skills in the grappling arts (jiu jitsu, judo, wrestling, etc), gymnastics, dance, and martial arts and/or strong movement skills and courageous, creative performance attitudes are wanted to join the Hit the Mat company for a new project to be unveiled at Figment Festival, June 10-12.
"Hit the Mat," a performance troupe that combines the grappling arts and theatrical arts, is looking to expand its company and repertoire for the Figment Festival on Governor's Island, June 11-12. The theory is that the movement vocabulary of the various forms of wrestling and grappling are a unique and effective means of expressing emotion and intention, telling stories, and entertaining.
In a series of workshops, performers will be trained in basic moves and create scenes using dialogue and techniques, which will be incorporated into a short performance at Figment. Then attendees at Figment will be invited to join us, learn moves and create scenes with us as well.
The objective is to build a company to create more performance works to be presented at other venues, thus expanding the appreciation of the grappling arts as a performance medium in the worlds of stage combat, dance, and martial arts. http://www.youtube.com/hitthematshow
Interested parties please send photo, resume, and any martial arts/grappling/dance/movement experience to zorikh@....