Through improvisational exercises and diverse individual and ensemble performance studies, this intensive course investigates the many approaches to creating and structuring an original ensemble piece. During the second half of the semester, this workshop will be dedicated to rehearsals and in-progress showings for the culminating ensemble-created performance that previews at Trinity College and premieres at La MaMa E.T.C. in December. The opportunity to perform in a professionally presented show at La MaMa, E.T.C. is extremely unique and unlike anything offered by other college performing arts programs. This course is taught by Michael Burke and selected guest artists.