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A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody!

October 26th • 7:00 – 10:00pm

Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and NoExit Performance are throwing a party and YOU ARE INVITED! We’ll be accepting a $10 suggested donation at the door and all proceeds will go to support OPEN Indy – a new program that brings top-notch interdisciplinary teachers and artists to our community for master classes and performances each year. Join us at Reclamation for a wild party featuring work by local visual artists, live performances of all varieties, and lots of booze! Fringe and feathers are highly encouraged. It’s gonna be the berries y’all so save the date!

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What is OPEN Indy?

OPEN Indy (Original. Performance. Experiments. Now.) is a new program for performers of all disciplines in the Indianapolis area, conceived by Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and NoExit Performance, that provides accessible, professional, and dynamic training opportunities. Each year, OPEN Indy will bring top-notch interdisciplinary teachers and artists to our community for master classes and performances geared toward all levels of experience, from the novice to the professional.

Please consider supporting this program, thank you.

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Introducing Gerry Trentham

OPEN Indy’s 2018 Artist-in-residence

Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and NoExit Performance are proud to announce Gerry Trentham, an internationally recognized director/performer based in Toronto and Artistic Director of lbs/sq”, will be OPEN Indy’s inaugural artist this November. Gerry’s residency is designed to connect our theater, dance, vocal and visual arts communities and to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration in the region. There will be something for everyone with OPEN Indy, so mark your calendar and plan to bring your OPEN, curious mind!

OPEN Indy Master Classes available to the Indianapolis community designed to inspire creativity and presence in every aspect of your life. Whether you are a part-time artist or master in your field, these classes will inspire a deeper connection to your craft and introduce you to a new collaborative way of thinking and working. Join us for this rare and wonderful opportunity to come together with people from all fields and levels of experience, guided by Gerry.

OPEN Indy Performance Experiment in which interested community members will have the rare opportunity to be a part of the creative process for an original work created by Gerry during his residency and perform it at the OPEN Indy culminating performance at The District Theatre.

OPEN Indy Culminating Performance at The District Theatre on November 16th and 17th at 8pm.

I’ve been incredibly blessed to have many brilliant teachers. I only call a few of them mentors – teachers who continue to inspire me and help me discover my path. Gerry is definitely one of them. His artistry appeals to my love of contradiction, unapologetic presence (no matter how messy,) and poetic processes that move us into deep and revelatory places. Indeed, something profound happens with this kind of work – as a participant or audience member – that defies definition and is utterly compelling.

-Lani Weissbach, Director of Artistic Residencies and Embodied Learning for IMAC

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OPEN Indy Master Classes

These master classes, guided by Gerry Trentham, are designed to introduce individuals from all walks of life to an embodied way of working and living. Whether you are a part-time artist or a master in your field, these classes will inspire a deeper connection to your craft and introduce you to a new collaborative way of thinking and working. Gerry is interested in investigating the synthesis of voice, movement, performance and written creation so be prepared for a little bit of everything. Will you be asked to move your body and use your voice, imagination, personal histories, and intuition? Yes!

  • Performers, begin a journey toward fuller performance presence.
  • Artists of all disciplines, widen your creative palette by integrating your strengths with new training across allied art forms.
  • Curious beginners, bravely explore new ways of tapping into your creative spirit in a supportive environment.

Throughout this art-making we ask: With others, how are we transformed, imprisoned, or set free, by our habit selves, our natural and constructed environments? Can we embrace the unknown to learn beyond division?

-Gerry Trentham

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Join us for this rare opportunity to come together with people from all fields and levels of experience to grow and learn in community. Each class will be a unique experience so register for all four if you feel so moved! Once you register, we will email you to confirm which date(s) you will be attending. OPEN Indy Master Classes are open to ages 18+.

Register and pay for 1 master class: You pay $30 (+ $2 online processing fee)

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Register and pay for 2 master classes: You pay $54 (+ $2 online processing fee)

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Register and pay for 3 master classes: You pay $81 (+ $2 online processing fee)

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Register and pay for 4 master classes: You pay $108 (+ $2 online processing fee)

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OPEN Indy Performance Experiment

Calling all interested performers!

Participate in a full day of creation with Gerry Trentham FREE OF CHARGE and be a part of the OPEN Indy culminating performance at The District Theatre on November 16th and 17th! Interested community members of all experience levels and art forms will have the rare opportunity to perform in the new work – COMMUTE,  conceived and directed by Gerry. COMMUTE is a contemporary work about our contemporary time where it seems an interest in extremes and labels is separating citizens – in the USA and Canada and around the world. This work researches the means to commute (between the rural and urban, between cultures, between art forms, between skill levels, between poor and wealthy, between conservative and liberal mindsets.) It is a work for everyone.

To participate, you must: 

  • Have taken at least one of Gerry’s workshops the previous week.
  • Be available for the day of creation on Sunday, November 11th from 10:00-5:00pm at The District Theatre.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be available for technical rehearsals on Monday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 14th from 6:30-9:00pm at The District Theatre.
  • Be available for the final dress rehearsal on Thursday, November 15th from 6:30-9:00pm at The District Theatre.
  • Be available for the performances on November 16th and 17th at 8:00pm at The District Theatre.

To register, please email us at indymovementartscollective@gmail.com and provide your full name, phone number, and preferred email address.

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OPEN Indy Culminating Performance

November 16th & 17th • 8:00pm • The District Theatre

The OPEN Indy culminating performance at the District Theatre will include Trentham’s Yellow Scale, a 40-minute solo from his full-length work Four Mad Humours, which earned him a Toronto Dora award for performance. Local dance theater artist Lani Weissbach, Director of Artist Residencies & Embodied Learning at IMAC will present The Truth About Mr. Duffy, performed by Lukas Schooler of NoExit Performance and Tanner Hronek, previously with Dance Kaleidoscope. The performance will also feature the premiere of COMMUTE, which will be created by Gerry during his residency and performed by members of the Indianapolis community.

Purchase Tickets

Interested in seeing both The Mutilated, presented by NoExit Performance, and the OPEN Indy Culminating Performance and saving a few bucks while you’re at it?!?!?!

Purchase a Dual Pass

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