Do you beat yourself up over your practice habits and wish you had a better (or any!) system? Are you secretly held back by stage fright? Do you shy from promoting yourself as an artist and feel at a loss when someone asks you “what do you do?” This day-long intensive “playshop” directly addresses each of these three interconnected concerns. Co-taught by Rebecca Boblak (Piano/Expert Teacher), Diana Rowan (Composer/Lecturer), and Holly Shaw (Choreographer/Producer), we work with real tools and techniques for:
• Practicing from a motivated and inspired place
• Performing with ease and magnetism
• Promoting and speaking about your art in a way that attracts your ideal audience
Designed by performers for performers, you’ll walk away with a personal blueprint which supports and expands your artistic (and everyday) life!
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 10am to 5pm (includes lunch break)
Open doors: 9:45 am
Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley
(1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)
Price: $70 online advance tickets / Regular price at the door $85
Online ticket sales end at 5 PM the day before the event.
Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.
Diana Rowan is a musical artist who actively performs worldwide and records both solo and in collaboration. Her compositions interweave Celtic, Eastern European, and classical arts. Her strong belief of the healing power of music has been the passion behind pursuit to perform. In spite of having suffered tremendous stage fright for years Diana has gone on to enjoy a now-30 year performance career. Having found a way to make stage fright her ally, she now teaches her students and workshop participants how to manage and reframe their own anxiety. She holds a PhD in Music Theory (harp composition) and is soon releasing her next album, As Above, So Below, reflecting her recent travels through Asia. More info: www.dianarowan.com
Rebecca Boblak has performed in North and South America, from the Bay Area to Peru, most recently with the classical Trio de Jardin, and holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Holy Names University. Together with Diana Rowan she founded the Garden Gate Creativity Center in Berkeley which gave space to hundreds of Bay Area musicians and artists to perform and teach. A pianist and teacher of the Suzuki Method she has also developed her own methodology, “Creativity at the Piano,” in which her students learn to practice masterfully as well as improvise – a full musical experience that grooms exceptional practitioners while maintaining the sense of wonderment that fuels creative inspiration. More info: www.atthepianowithbecky.com
Holly Shaw is a professional flamenco dancer, choreographer, and creativity coach. As a former soloist with Caminos Flamencos, an international performer who has starred in film and TV, and a single-mother, Holly struggled to find a sustainable outlet for the dance she longed to create. From her desire to deepen her own artistic voice and grow an audience she founded Eve’s Elixir project in 2007, providing a platform to artists willing to take risks, and has been creating opportunities and programs for artists ever since. Over the last eight years she has produced shows at the Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason, Julia Morgan Theatre, Rhythmix Cultural Works, and the Flight Deck Theatre, presenting hundreds of artists in the Sunday Salon Series and currently, the LAUNCH! Thriving Artists Performance Salon. More info: www.hollyshaw.net