Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90065 mastonfig@gmail.com












Mast on Fig proudly presents M. Kennedy Volcofsky’s Authentic Movement Lab!

To Be And Not To Be [deep fake]  

Close your eyes. Follow what comes. We’ll watch. Essentially, the AM practice is a mode of free association of the entire organism.

Witnessed by the group, for a set time – with eyes closed – you follow impulses to move (or not), to sound (or not), or to speak (or not). We’ll move through three cycles, with variations in length of time and ways of entering being seen.

After time for warm up, the lab will start with a brief eye-hand exercise. We’ll also decide as a group how – or if – to talk about what we witness – as mover and as watcher. Whether witness or witnessed, an other kind of seeing, listening and being is accessed.

“Authentic Movement” was originated by Mary Starks Whitehouse for Dance Movement Therapy. While it’s become a creative tool in the live and film arts, it’s not a “performance” workshop. No experience necessary (or … possible?).

It’s questionable use of “authenticity” (like the “free” in free association) is also precisely part of its power …  And certainly it is useful in many ways – creatively & therapeutically – but at its heart more and more I suspect there may be something against use – surrendered, “it’s no use” – that’s the most compelling and priceless defect that leads me to offer it.

Saturday, February 15, 4 – 7PM

Mast on Fig

4030 N Figueroa St L.A. 90042


$25 / suggested

no one turned away for lack of funds


Organized by Matthew Seidman Rosenberg Kushner Cherniak Kennedy Volcofsky – writer, film and theater artist, teacher, yoga instructor. Of the NY|LA flyover migration (MFA Interschool Film&Writing, CalArts). Authentic Movement has been part of his de/composition process for decades; its creative & therapeutic power

never ceases to surprise.


















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