Strike Anywhere Soundpainting Rehearsals
Classes & Workshops
Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble

POP UP Soundpainting Workshop

September 27 - 29, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Classes & Workshops season. This is an archived view.

Perform with Strike Anywhere in POP UP: An Artistic Adventure!

21/22 Classes & Workshops

Are you an actor, dancer, singer or musician? Strike Anywhere invites you to be a performer in POP UP: An Artistic Adventure's "ephemeral choir." You'll workshop with the company to learn Soundpainting, a form of live composition and improvisation, and perform in the POP UP finale.

Soundpainting is a universal sign language comprising over 1500 signs that allows a group of artists to improvise together in real-time. The technique was created by New York composer Walter Thompson during the late 1970s for jazz musicians. It has since evolved into a multidisciplinary language that is practiced worldwide. 

Actors, dancers, singers, and musicians of all experience levels ages 12 and up are welcome. Participate using the artform of your choice: If you're an actor or dancer, wear comfortable clothing you can move in. If you're a musician, bring your instrument. And singers, be prepared to sing!

In order to perform in the show, participants must attend the following:
  • BOTH Soundpainting workshops on Monday, September 27th & Wednesday, September 29th from 6-8pm. 
  • Performances at 1 pm and 5 pm on Saturday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 3rd (four performances total). Each performance is 1 hour and 45 minutes long and involves 1.5 miles total of light walking. Performers are encouraged to participate in all four shows or pick one day of two shows (either Saturday or Sunday). We will ask you to arrive 1 hour before the start of each performance day for warmups.

Participants will be subject to additional health requirements for artists due to the nature of their involvement. More information will be provided to registered participants.

Please reach out to Ally Tufenkjian, Education and Engagement Manager at with any questions about the workshop and performance schedule and expectations around participation. 

Get a taste of POP UP and Soundpainting in action from Strike Anywhere's 's US premiere in Fort Greene, Brooklyn:

POP UP- An Artistic Adventure (US Premiere) Teaser


Established in 1997, the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble is an interdisciplinary collective of world-class improvisers. The company creates provocative performances and innovative education programs that promote empathy, creativity and civic engagement. SA performances always feature live music, physical theater and dance. Strike Anywhere has performed and taught in over 200 venues in 16 states and eight countries. Learn more about the ensemble >

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