Developing Virtuoso Artists Develops Virtuoso Human Beings
Introducing the NeuroKitchen Arts Collective in a video created by founding member Dorothy Jaworska.
"Being involved in this process made me a better person." - Dani Davis
"It helped me become awake and alive, not just in the studio, but in everyday life." - Sophia de Oliveira
"Getting rid of your thought process, quieting this down so you can be in the moment, allows there to be space, an opening for space, and in that space you start seeing things anew." - Ron Bieganski
• NeuroKitchen Arts Collective is a laboratory for exploring creative development while using the newest brain research to inspire its process.
• NeuroKitchen nurtures the potential in people to be the most authentic, awake and effective they can be.
• NeuroKitchen is driven by collaboration and energized by mature artists mentoring new ones (who grow mature artists who mentor new ones, who grow . . .)
• Performance Ensemble
• Curiosity Club
• NeuroKitchen was founded in 2011 by former students of directors Ron Bieganski, Stone Damon, and Anita Evans. The founders created NeuroKitchen Arts so they would continue to have a creative community as they move into adulthood. Founders are active in supporting the organization, guest teaching in workshops, helping provide opportunities for young people to participate, and continuing to shape the direction of the organization.
• Declaration of Independence
• Founding Vision
* Opening Event (press/photos)
• NeuroKitchen directors are committed to developing long-term relationships with their students. Co-Directors Ron and Anita have been doing this work long enough to see students grow into impressive adults, become colleagues, and even be parents to current students!
• Former students stay involved with the organization as Teaching Artists, Board Members and mentors.
• Although we work with young people, we teach to their maturity. We expect everyone to use their genius mind.
• Directors / Board / Ensemble
• How do we become the artists we want to be?
We want to be Awake and Alive, onstage and off.
• We believe anyone can learn these skills.
Our ensemble process works physically to allow the actor to become more intimate, immediate, and spontaneous.
• Guess what? This also helps us become the people we want to be!
The same skills necessary to be virtuoso artists also allow us to be confident, creative, compassionate human beings.