Archive for December, 2011

Improvisologies: An evening of spontaneous compositions: Jan. 8, 7 pm
December 29, 2011

photo by Chris Noble

New ARTiculations Dance Theatre and Movement Salon present “Improvisologies” featuring the internationally-renowned improvisational troupe, The Architects, and Tucson’s very own Movement Salon.

Come practice the fine art of paying deep attention to the moment as you watch these performers create compositions of dance, music, and spoken word text on the spot with no prior plan, no set choreography, no memorized text, and no prepared music. In any given moment these works will make you think, laugh, remember, imagine, cry, and feel more alive. And that’s a nice way to start a new year.

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012
7 pm
ZUZI! Theater, 738 N. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ

Tickets: $10-$15 (sliding scale), cash or check at the door only.

Movement Salon Co-Hosts Winter Movement Intensive in Compositional Improv, Jan. 5-8
December 29, 2011

Ready to move? Ready to make stuff up? Ready to pay attention like you never have before? Ready to collaboratively create funny, heartbreaking, poignant, goofy-silly, meaningful work? Then…ring in the year with the Architects, right here in sunny Tucson, AZ- January 5-8, 2012! (that’s right…January 5-6-7-8! )

Register for the WHOLE shebang…or for drop-in classes (see below for details).

This 4 day intensive balances in-depth individual exploration with rigorous practice in spontaneous ensemble dance-making. All workshops and events take place in the beautiful studios of the ZUZI! Dance Theatre in downtown Tucson and the peaceful studios of The Movement Shala. Out of town participants are housed in the funky and comfortable Roadrunner Hostel and Inn, walking distance away from the theater and lively 4th Ave, home to many cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Tuition: $300
Housing: $17-$34 a night, at downtown hostel.
Scholarships are available. Please inquire for details.

Workshop schedule/locations
Thursday, Jan 5:
9-12 ZUZI
2-5 Movement Shala
7-9 ZUZI
Drop-in costs: $25/2 hour session; $35/3-hour session

Friday, Jan 6
9-12 Movement Shala
2-5 Movement Shala
7-9 ZUZI
Drop-in costs: $25/2 hour session; $35/3-hour session

Saturday, Jan 7 (No drop-ins)
9-12, 2-5, 6-8 all at ZUZI

Sunday, Jan 8 (No drop-ins)
9-12 Movement Shala
2-5 Movement Shala
7 pm evening performance at ZUZI, “Improvisologies: an evening of spontaneous compositions featuring members of the Architects and Movement Salon

E-mail registration inquiries to Katherine Ferrier at or Katie Rutterer at