Karen offers workshops and residencies for children and adults of all ages to introduce them to the unique thrill of "speaking" without words. Using the vocabulary of mime, dance, and improvisation, students experience and express moods, feelings, and states-of-mind in exciting new ways. Karen regularly teaches workshops at Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine and at her own studio in Casco, Maine. Here are some upcoming workshops:

Workshops - 2010:

At Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine:

Celebration Barn Boot Camp
July 5 - 17, 2010
with Davis Robinson, Karen Montanaro and Guests Instructors

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If you are interested in creating theater that is outrageously funny, visually poetic, or excitingly innovative, this course offers a foundation for making work that is rich with originality and spontaneity.

Creating distinct work is all about YOU.   Daily classes with Davis Robinson and Karen Montanaro will focus on exploring how your voice, body and imagination come alive on stage.  Core classes in movement, improvisation and performance technique will teach you how to create “on your feet.”

Afternoon classes with world-class guest teaching artists will strengthen and diversify your skill set and provide you with new approaches to making theater that is uniquely your own.

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Performance for Musicians
August 16 - 21, 2010
with Deborah Henson-Conant and Karen Montanaro

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Inside the Music - Outside the Box

Investigate your strength and uniqueness as a performer and develop your own style of musical performance at any skill level.

This workshop teaches you to reach inside yourself and project into your instrument so that your musical voice represents you.

In the spirit of individual performers from Jimi Hendrix to Yo Yo Ma to Edith Piaf, Bjork, Beck or Victor Borge -- you will find and develop your own stage persona.

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The Art of Movement
August 23 - 28, 2010
with Karen Montanaro and Christine Sullivan

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Celebrate movement possibilities and learn how to achieve maximum expression with minimum effort.

This movement workshop is for every body. Men and women of all shapes, sizes, and degrees-of-flexibility are welcome. Whether you dance for a living or not at all, this workshop is for you. Whether you want to study and refine your movements or move with spontaneity and abandon, you will experience both extremes and everything in between during this workshop. In short, this course allows you to experience the joy, freedom, intrigue and excitement of moving in new ways.

Christine Sullivan is a certified Alexander Technique teacher. Motivated by the belief that the mime, dance, and Alexander techniques are good for everyone (not just professional movers and performers), Karen and Christine explain and teach these techniques in ways that reveal their far-reaching benefits and applications to everyday life. No matter what you do for a living, this course will help you move toward your goals, increase your productivity, enhance your performance and bring more ease, agility and style into your activities.

In addition: For students who would like to develop their own performance pieces during the week, we will include some optional evening scene studies. This will provide an opportunity to share works-in-progress with the instructors and the rest of the class and receive feedback.

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