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Friday, September 26 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Mary-Performance & Choreography

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PERFORMANCE: In this workshop, we will explore the elements of putting on a polished professional stage performance.  This is geared toward those who are interested in performing, or are currently performing that want to feel more comfortable on stage, and learn a few inside tricks on putting on a captivating performance.  We will work on your character development, engaging with the audience, attention to detail (where your foot goes, what your hand is doing), finding the right song, polishing your transitions to make your choreography pop, presentation, tricks, make-up tips, costuming, practice tips, and getting comfortable with your sass and attitude!  We all learn all these fabulous tricks and flows, now come join me in exploring how to put all those elements into a polished routine that will really add an unforgettable sparkle on stage!  There will also be a Q & A at the end for those of you who have any questions for me about life on the road as a full time hula hoop performer with March Fourth Marching Band
HOW TO COUNT CHOREOGRAPY: In this workshop, we will break down and learn how to choreograph!! We will give an in depth look into the structure of a song, how to count it out, the feeling you’re trying to express, which tricks you want, and where best to put them.  We will go over how to find those smooth transitions to get you into your next sequence, as well as paying attention to sassy details so you can create the most captivating performance for your audience. This class will help those wanting to put together a performance-based piece with all the elements and understanding of a strong choreographed foundation, and why this is important. There will also be a Q & A at the end for those of you who have any questions for me about life on the road as a full time hula hoop performer with March Fourth Marching Band

BIO: Mary Gargett is a vibrant circus stage performer hailing from Bellingham, WA.  For the past three years she has been touring full time as a hula hooper, dancer, acrobat and stilt walker for the March Fourth Marching Band, doing nearly 200 shows a year in just about every city you could think of.  She’s performed at festivals such as Jam Cruise, Wakarusa, Wanderlust, All Good, Burning Man, Shangri La, Oregon Country Fair, Floyd Fest and traveled to China to perform all over the Henan Provence! Currently she is based and trains out of Portland, Oregon. She started dancing and performing at the age of three, training in tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, belly dance and ballet.  She trained as a gymnast at a young age and also did cheerleading throughout high school.  At the age of 20 she picked up the hula-hoop, and found her happy place.  She incorporates all the elements of performance, dance and theater she’s learned over the years into her captivating presence and character she becomes on stage.  She loves the beauty and passion of Performance Art, the endless possibilities and all that we can learn from one another.



Friday September 26, 2014 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Water Stage

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