Getting out of Your Head with Improvised Movement
with Mark Kendall and Mallory Hazen
Saturday 1:00pm at The Village Theatre
Join Mallory and Mark as they take you through a series of movement-based exercises to help you get out of your head. Learn to be more comfortable in your body and get some tips on how to use physicality to inspire new characters and scene initiations. Bring water and clothes you are comfortable moving around in!
Mark Kendall is an Atlanta-based comedian. He is an ensemble member at Dad's Garage Theatre. His one man show, "The Magic Negro and Other Blackness" was produced by the Alliance Theatre and he continues to tour the show around the country. For his work with the show, he was awarded "Best Professional Funny Man" by Creative Loafing Atlanta in 2015. Mark studied film at Northwestern University. He worked at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at Comedy Central, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report."
Mallory grew up in Vermont and has been living in Atlanta for almost 8 years. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old, holds a B.A. in Theatre and Music and a M.S. in Human Nutrition. In Atlanta, she has performed with Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Gathering Wild Dance, and as a Gotta Dance Atlanta Scholar, she has taught at Dance 101, Dance 411, Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta and is the choreographer for Dad’s Garage Theatre. With 15 years of teaching experience, Mallory recently found her niche working with new and seasoned movers helping to unlock their personal style. Her class is a combination of guided exercises that promote increased confidence with improvisational movement to incorporate into performance. Former students have said Mallory's class is freeing, therapeutic and intimacy building. Her goal is to facilitate students in stepping out of their comfort zone, tuning into their bodies and in turn creating more mindful movement.