East Meets West Theater Workshop Series (August)

Photo by Alina Miglietta, 2016

The West Kortright Centre is offering its eighth annual East Meets West theater workshop series for teens and adults this August. Taught by actress and performance artist Lanny Harrison, the workshop will be held on four Thursdays: August 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 7–9 PM, off-site at the instructor’s East Meredith barn studio. The workshop fee is $60 ($45 for WKC members). Individual sessions are $15. For more information and directions to Lanny’s Barn, call (607) 278-5454.

In these playful theater and movement sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters that dwell within. Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, Lanny will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice. Music, live or chosen from an eclectic sound library, will be an integral part of each evening. No prior experience in theater or dance is required—just an open mind & a body wearing comfortable clothes.

Actress, dancer, and cabaret artist Lanny Harrison began her career in the New York Pantomime Theater in 1966. For the past 30+ years she has written and performed numerous one-woman shows, touring both America and Europe. Since 1969, she has been a member of Meredith Monk’s The House Foundation for the Arts. Lanny teaches an ongoing theater workshop at The NY Shambhala Center and is a certified meditation instructor in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She taught at Naropa University for many years and is currently on the faculty of NYU’s Gallatin Division. Lanny has taught theater workshops for The West Kortright Centre regularly since 1977.