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Golden Archetype on a Stick part 1  
 
10-12:30

Using slides, Sha Sha will first introduce you to her approach to movement and theater as it originally came to her through sculpture, mask, and costume. She will have pictures of her early work and the steps and choices she made to come to what the work is today. She will also bring actual samples of her work for people to closely examine. We will stretch with movement  and music and paper and color,wire,and elastic  enjoying the fun Sha Sha  has while she works and gets inspiration for her costume sculptures.Participants will be invited to ask questions.
Sha Sha Higby approaches dance through the medium of sculpture, Using the painterly manipulation of materials such as wood,silk,paper,lacquer,ceramics,and gold leaf,Higby creates ephemeral body sculptures. These painstakingly constructed "costumes," interwoven with delicate props,are the foundation for haunting performances,inspired by Indonesian,Japanese,Indian ,and Western dance traditions. Higby's trance-like movement reveal a theater of slow passion,potent with hypnotic intensity. Sha Sha Higby studied for one year in Japan. and for 5 years in Indonesia,under a Fulbright scholarship. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and Indo-American Fellowships to study in India.

$60 (includes materials) parent with child ,($100)   You could also go Payable through Paypal at shasha at shashahigby.com
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Golden Archetype on a Stick part 2    2-5:30

415.868.2409 email:SHASHAatShaShahigby.com

Masks give you an endless source of pleasure in their creation, theatrical imagery, and even as doll -like images to display. Learn to cast and mold, and recast multiple versions,and pose a theatrical image.
Bring your imagination and imagine a face you would like like to mold .Cast from a mold  of Sha Sha's Higby's masks, customize and sculpt. Mount  your  cast mask onto a stick,add wires to  make structural form,sculpt,add texture,ornamental extensions or make your own spiritual catcher .
Sha Sha will guide you through a myriad of techniques of embellishing that she uses in her costumes. At the end you can give an impromptu movement vignette with the piece you have made so farwhich will inspire its further growth of design.
Bring a bag of colorful memorabilia, natural stick,and a bell or shaker, scissors, needle nose pliers,loose clothing
For Part 2 you take Part 1 together and pay a total of $105(or parent  and child $160) (includes $10 materials) for both workshops. You must take part 1 to qualify for part 2 unless special arrangements are made.

shasha@shashahigby.com Payable through Paypal











Lecture & Movement:The Artists Work Time two hours
Using slides, Sha Sha will first introduce you to her approach to movement and theater as it originally came to her through sculpture, mask, and costume. She will have pictures of her early work and the steps and choices she made to come to what the work is today. She will also bring actual samples of her work for people to closely examine. We will do some movement related to the sculptures.Participants will be invited to ask questions.
Sha Sha Higby approaches dance through the medium of sculpture, Using the painterly manipulation of materials such as wood,silk,paper,lacquer,ceramics,and gold leaf,Higby creates ephemeral body sculptures. These painstakingly constructed "costumes," interwoven with delicate props,are the foundation for haunting performances,inspired by Indonesian,Japanese,Indian ,and Western dance traditions. Higby's trance-like movement reveal a theater of slow passion,potent with hypnotic intensity. Sha Sha Higby studied for one year in Japan. and for 5 years in Indonesia,under a Fulbright scholarship. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and Indo-American Fellowships to study in India.


Wire forms in Light :
One of the techniques Sha Sha uses in her costumes is manipulating three dimensional forms.Make drawings from movement inspired by Sha Sha,Sculpt your own sculpture out of wire.  Paste your drawings and poems onto the structure with different colored papers and tint  with dyes. put a light or candle to light it and dance!
Create a short performance vignette .These are some of the creative techniques Sha Sha uses for formulating her costumes. To get started, movement imagery will inspire drawings fantastic structures.
 Bring your own needle nose pliers or wire cutter medium size and some scrap newspaper,some varieties of rice paper. For the workshop, wear loose and dark clothing and bring a flash light, journal or large paper, pastels,pencils,crayons pliers, scissors, cardboard, masking tape, and any ornamental, trims, beads, fabric scraps, sticks, or other bits of interesting stuff you find . Sha Sha will supply wire,and all the odd bits,but bring your pliers.

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