MESSAROUND: an origin story

I didn’t want to ask for permission anymore to share the work I was creating.  I didn’t want to have to present a finished idea to start receiving feedback. I wanted to go, to be messy, to start sharing now, to listen and to learn from the people who I felt the work was for. “If you want to build empathetic …

She.

Not able to see beauty in the mirror, trapped in scrutiny, she looks and sees nothing. Fluorescent lies to blind, criticisms pushed behind plastic eyes, she tries to hide the natural response. Because what she sees is not like the stuff she sees in magazines – flawless, serene and a man by their side. [sigh] “Why have I not found …

FALL MESSAROUND

WHAT: fall messaround is the 3rd (wowza!) in our seasonal series  WHEN: November 9th 7pm-10pm  WHERE: MX gallery, 167 Canal St.  Fall is a reflective season, an ending and a new beginning as we leave the heat, the play, the freedom of summer and turn more inward. It is a moment to look at how far we’ve come from last autumn, …

cullen+them adult workshops

This October the company will be kicking off a series of monthly workshops based off of the technique Hannah Cullen has been devising with cullen+them. Workshops will include principles of the movement/speech technique, guided improvisation, writing, partnering and group discussion. The goal of the adult workshops is to heighten our awareness of our bodies in relation to others in the …

Youth Open Class

cullen+them is starting a new open class for young people. It will include a mix of modern technique, improvisation and composition – based on the same principles and technique used for YDC. WHEN: Monday’s from 4:30-6pm, September 19th – June 18th WHERE: Gus Solomon’s Studio: 889 Broadway between 19th and 20th, NY NY Ages 10-13 (exceptions considered upon request) Full tuition …

SUMMER MESSAROUND

SUMMER MESSAROUND comin’ in HOT!  Join us for our second seasonal messaround – summer edition. Live gathering, live music, live performance, mingling, talking, sweating, dancing, learning, etc. etc. …you know the drill… (or if you don’t, you’ll soon find out). WHEN: AUGUST 10th @ 7pm  WHERE: BROOKYLN CYC, 55 Anchorage Place Buy Tickets Here $15  ($10 for kids) – refreshments included …

Theater of the Resist

cullen+them will be performing on Saturday June 24th in a summer series hosted by MetLiveArts called Theater of the Resist. We will be performing an excerpt of our current work in process titled Evidently, we were not listening. About the series: “MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents an eight-week summer series of edgy, timely, and …

Summer Youth Intensive

cullen+them is hosting a week-long summer intensive for young people that includes movement technique, composition, improvisation, writing, and field trips! Participants will engage in an exciting creative process exploring the topic of us vs. them. The week will culminate in a performance that they choreograph collaboratively. We will be using the theme of us vs. them as an entry point into group discussion, movement …

SPRING MESSAROUND GALLERY

SPRING MESSAROUND WAS  A BLAST! We can’t wait to get messy again with you in August. Stay tuned for the announcement of our Summer MESSAROUND date and location. There will be new performance, new music, and the same great energy.

Workshop TWO with cullen+them on April 8th

poster for workshop TWO

Workshop TWO will be a guided practice in empathetic communication. We believe that the ability to express compassion and empathy to others, starts with providing that for yourself. We will use meditation, vocal practice, movement improvisation, dialogue, and storytelling to relate to ourselves and each other. TWO is about building community and learning more about the other people in the …