In December 2017, I assisted Kari Margolis in a two-day workshop at Rhode Island College. This was a great experience in facilitating along with my colleague, Jackie McCoy. We had the opportunity to give individual feedback and demonstrate improvisations for the students.
Feb 1-4, 2018: Kari Margolis and I were invited to KCACTF Region #1 Festival to offer Margolis Method workshops. This was the first official Margolis Method workshop that I taught on behalf of the Margolis Method Intl Center (for the public)! Thanks to Kari for her mentorship & confidence. Also, much love to rock star, Stefanie Sertich, for her awesome work as Co-chair for KCACTF Region #1 Festival.
Photo Credit: Jarod J Hanson. Development began during Margolis Method Conservatory 2017. www.margolismethod.com
This is a personal exploration of loss, grief, shame, vulnerability and eventual resilience!
These pictures are from the Margolis Method Conservatory Showing, October 5, 2017.
I will continue to develop the piece and be applying to residencies & festivals with the hopes of completing by next summer 2018. Photo Credit: Jarod J. Hanson
During June-October 2017, I completed 15-weeks (more) training in Margolis Method. I have received my Level 3 Academic/Professor Certification. I am now in the process of
completing my Professional Level 1 Certification.
See more about Margolis Method Certification here: www.margolismethod.org/professor-training
I am so appreciative for the energetic attendance at ATHE 2017: Las Vegas theatre conference presentation. I presented a 90-minute workshop/lecture, "Empowering actors with practicable tools from the Margolis Method for acting, voice and dance" with my lovely colleagues: Maggie Anderson (Temple University), and Stefanie Sertich (LaGuardia Community College).
This summer, I'll am working to complete a 15-week training program towards my Professor Certification in Margolis Method and eventual, Level 1 Professional Certification. I head back to Barryville, NY for 9 more weeks. Building my actor warrior strength every day in the studio. I am especially grateful to my/our mentor Kari Margolis for her brilliance and continued support in training me and her faith in this presentation!
More on ATHE 2017 here: www.athe.org/page/17_pdf_program
This Spring, Anna recently co-directed Sarah Ruhl's ORLANDO based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. Produced by Kean Theatre Conservatory, this was her second co-production with colleague, E. Teresa Choate.
She also conceived and directed an original performance with her students at Middlesex County College based on the theme of LAUGHTER.
Anna presented at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2016 Conference in Chicago.
ALLUVIAL SHORE, a dance film by Anna Sycamore DeMers and Erik T. Lawson.
Combining the digital with nature: this dance film captures and articulates the rate of climate change through auditory and visual stimuli.
The film will premiere on Thursday 10/22 8:00pm and Saturday 10/24 3:00pm shows!
Brown Paper Tickets
In collaboration with Composer/Sound Designer, Erik T. Lawson - Anna will be premiering a dance-film as a part of Your Move: New Jersey's Modern Dance Festival in October 2015 at the DeBaun Performing Arts Center in Hoboken, NJ.
The dance-film is apart of the Mercury Survey Project conceived by Lawson.
Mark your calendar and buy tickets for the festival here Your Move: Dance Festival.