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Summer Intensive

Join The Theorists and Guest Artist Zoe Scofield for a seven day intensive in Austin, TX!

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Summer Intensive
Summer Intensive


Aug 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – Aug 16, 2019, 4:00 PM

UT Recreational Sports studio 104a, San Jacinto & E20th, Austin, TX

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August 10-16, 2019


10am-11:15am | Morning Class

11:30-1pm | Repertory Toolbox

1-2pm | Theorist Luncheon 

2-4pm | Creative Process

*Morning classes alternate between Technique as a Vehicle for Transmission with Zoe Scofield and Gaga with Amy Morrow.

**Repertory Toolbox and Creative Process alternate daily between Zoe Scofield and The Theorists.

***Tuition is by donation for current UT students. Graduates may use the code TBX19 for 20% off!


Zoe’s classes utilize a somatic approach to technique. Classes are physically rigorous, deep, and kinesthetically challenging; a space where product orientated results takes rest and active experience reigns. We combine musicality, visual and physical metaphors in both improvisation and structured forms as a vehicle to surprise and further each dancer’s potential. It is my desire to help participants foster a body that is available, aware and in command of its senses, intuition and physicality. 


Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin


This creative laboratory explores tools for performance development by diving in to the repertory of Guest Artist Zoe Scofield (Seattle) and The Theorists (Austin/Mexico)


Following Toolbox, Faculty Zoe Scofield and Amy Morrow along with guest artists from Mexico dive into two creative processes.

Our vision is to share a hedonic map of our community through movement on a local and global scale aided by science and technology.

Together, we will incubate innovative choreographic proposals to develop throughout the 2019/20 Season at Theorist Fest Oct 2019, in residencies at the ESB-MACC, Keshet Center for the Arts, & artistic exchanges across Mexico. 


  • Technique Drop-in

    10am-11:15am Drop-in for Technique with Zoe Scofield or Gaga with Amy Morrow

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  • Technique & Toolbox Drop-in

    10am-1pm Morning Technique and Toolbox Drop-in

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  • Full Workshop

    Pricing after July 1, 2019 Includes Morning Classes and Afternoon Creative Process

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  • Morning Classes

    Class 10am-1pm everyday including Gaga and Toolbox. Does not include afternoon creative practice.

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  • Early Bird

    Valid through July 1, 2019 Includes Morning Classes and Afternoon Creative Process

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