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Oct 15

Workshop: What Comes Next? With Guy de Lancey and Erwin Maas

Movement Lab, Milstein Center, LL020

RSVP Required

'What Comes Next?' is a workshop on Dramaturgy, Mechanics, and Aesthetics led by Guy de Lancey from the Movement Lab and Erwin Maas from Brooklyn College's PIMA (Performance & Interactive Media Arts Program). We will generate one-off performances in collaboration with PIMA students. Come work with projections, motion capture, and lighting to explore compositional possibilities!

The event will end with a discussion with international curators and artists Nike JonahRajae El MouhandizYoav DaganMichael Garbett.

Note: please bring your own laptop and headphones




Selfie of Erwin Maas in front of group of students, waving
Photo by Erwin Maas.

Erwin Maas 

Erwin Maas is a New York based theatermaker, curator, educator and international arts advocate from the Netherlands. He has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, South Africa, South Korea and USA. In New York, he directed numerous productions Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway as well as Site Specific. More so than touring fully made productions, he is especially passionate about developing new or existing works with local artists and/or communities and has done so on all continents outside of Antarctica. His directing work ranges from plays by contemporary playwrights to devised, interdisciplinary immersive projects, opera, music theater & dance with performances for all ages. Maas is the Co-Founding Director of the Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE), Artistic Associate & Director of the Fellowship Program for the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), and the Programming Director for the Off Broadway Origin Theatre Company. He is a frequently invited director, facilitator, educator, sparring partner and speaker for international cultural organizations, festivals, universities, congresses and think tanks. From 2015 to 2019, Maas was the Artistic/Creative Director of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA), and from 2010 to 2014, he was the Director of Performing Arts for the Cultural Department of the Royal Netherlands Embassy & Consulates in the USA - Dutch Culture USA. He currently teaches as Adjunct Professor at CUNY Brooklyn College's MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts Program (PIMA). Erwin is a core-member of Theater Without Borders, a member of Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics and of the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Committee. He also serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, the First Nation Spiderwoman Theater, and DecadesOut, an organization at the intersection of Arts, Science & Policy. Maas was a Fulbright Scholar for his MFA in Theatre Directing at Columbia University School of the Arts in NYC. He also holds a M.A. in Drama Teaching from the Academy of Dramatic Arts Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and a M.A. in Media Arts and Production/Documentary Filmmaking from the University of Technology Sydney - Australia.


Guy de Lancey headshot with an incomplete projected word across his face

Guy de Lancey 

Guy de Lancey is an award winning director, designer and conceptual detective across many disciplines, with a background in Performance, Human Movement and Neuro-psychology.

He was awarded a collaborative research grant to attend Fabrica, the Benetton cross- disciplinary Arts and Communication Research Center in Italy under the directorship of Godfrey Reggio and Oliviero Toscani. He also studied creative and screen writing at NYU.

He comes to Barnard with over twenty years in multiple forms of image and story making practice, having worked in film and theater as director, cinematographer, lighting and scenic designer and technical design consultant. Information about his work can be seen at www.guydelancey.com

Guy de Lancey was also featured in the Movement Lab's first Artist Interview, where he speaks about becoming a political refugee in response to South Africa's Apartheid system.