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    Performers with skills in the grappling arts (jiu jitsu, judo, wrestling, etc), gymnastics, dance, and martial arts and/or strong movement skills and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2011
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      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@....
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