Dennis recently returned from Ameglia, Italy where he participated in the IUGTE Arts Oasis residency at the Monastero Santa Croce. While there, he spent six days working with Russian theatre artist and educator Sergei Ostrenko (pictured below Left) learning Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Michael Chekhov's techniques and other physical theatre and ensemble-building techniques. The residency included 17 artists from countries such as Russia, Lithuania, UK, Ireland, Canada, U.S., Australia, and Singapore.
This summer and fall Dennis will be developing a new ensemble-based project entitled Soldier Song, an examination of the veteran/civilian relationships and how veterans struggle with re-entry into civilian life. This will be an ensemble-driven project integrating acting, movement, and music with a scheduled development workshop performance in mid-October.
(all photos courtesy of IUGTE, photo credit Inga Ryazanoff)