Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is a pioneering approach to dance, movement and creative process that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and articulation.
Laurel, a Trisha Brown Dance Company alum and a certified SRT teacher, will be joining us in September to teach a weeklong series of SRT classes that are designed for everyone, regardless of dance experience.
Promise. Choreography and Performance by Laurel Jenkins Tentindo. Videography by Andy Martinez. Music by When in Rome. Staged Design by James Kidd and Pieter. Performed at the Hammer Museum.
Laurel is an LA-based movement artist who has danced with TBDC, Vicky Shick, Sara Rudner, Liz Lerman and in Harry Partch’s opera, Delusion of the Fury, directed by John Jesurun.
Tendindo’s choreography has been presented in NYC at Danspace, Joyce SoHo, and Judson Church; in Los Angeles at Highways, the Fowler Museum, The Electric Lodge, LA Movement Arts and Pieter Performance Space; and internationally at Tanz im August: Berlin International Dance Festival, Coventry University, UK and the Prague Fringe.
Laurel has collaborated with puppet theater director, Luis Tentindo on two evening length pieces supported by the Jim Henson Foundation exploring the interaction between bunraku-inspired puppetry and dance. She developed choreography for Poe (and the museum of lost arts) a hybrid performance/film, directed by Elise Kermani/Mishinnah Productions.
She has also been a guest faculty member at the New School in NYC, and taught at Sarah Lawrence College, St. Mary’s College, The University of Washington, Roger Williams University, Chaillot Theater Paris, Centre National de la Danse Lyon/Rhone-Alpes, The Conservatoire de Lyon, Konservatorium Wien, Tilt in Milan and the Wooden Floor.
She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, a certified Skinner Releasing Teacher and a current MFA candidate in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA.