Focused Study 1: Summer 2020

Focused Study

Rebecca Green

JULY 10-12, 2020 

EARLY BIRD 1 – Register by March 1: $200
EARLY BIRD 2 – Register by April 1: $250
DEADLINE – Register by June 15: $300


UPDATE 5/16/2020

I have been so looking forward to the chance to work with you all this summer—to find time for focused study where we delve deep into our relationship with movement, our bodies, process, and most importantly where we build a community over three days based in trust and mutual desire for growth.
Although these three days will not be able to take the exact shape I envisioned, I think these things are more important than ever, and I believe we can still achieve them—and I absolutely know that our quest to do so may uncover awakenings that might otherwise have been left to slumber.



In coordination with Stomping Ground LA
5453 Alhambra Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90032


But the good news is we are still taking applications for the waitlist. Participants will be accepted off the waitlist if any spots open up. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age.
Housing not provided.
Drop ins available pending space. 


This intensive will be grounded in the values and the mission of Acts of Matter: to bring together diverse people to enhance each others’ experience in life and in dance through sharing, listening, and learning.

We are excited to work with mature individuals with various ranges of experience who have  an interest in a deep dive over three days into investigation, self-reflection, rigor, joy, and community. Most applicants will have a shared goal of pursuing dance professionally.

Questions? Email us:


PC Allie Miks

Allie Miks


Please read below and then apply here.

Experiences will include class with Rebecca Lemme and members of the Acts of Matter family in the following:

  • Release
  • Improvisation
  • Somatics
  • Ballet
  • Process
  • Reflection and Discussion

Each day will culminate in a creation session with Rebecca Lemme during which all participants will engage in a collective process working towards an informal showing on the final day of the intensive.

Additional faculty announced: Andrea Sobke for Pilates and Gyrotonic, Veronica DeSoyza for Yoga, Cody Brunelle-Potter for Improvisation, and Jessie Lee Thorne for Energetic Release.

Daily schedule | Fri-Sun 9:30a-5p | Sun 5-6p SHOWING tentatively open to public

Participation is first-come-first-serve for those who have already trained with Rebecca Lemme.

Prospective participants who have never trained with Rebecca Lemme will be asked to provide a short description of their training and submit links to video of themselves in both improvisation (2 min) and set material (minimum 1 min).
This improvisation can be in any style but should show a diversity of dynamics, qualities, and speed. Music optional. The set repertory can be your own choreography or someone else’s. It can be an excerpt of a longer piece and can be in studio or on stage.
In lieu of these videos, you can also take Acts of Matter Open Company Class most Wednesdays from 12-1:30 at Live Arts Los Angeles. Email in advance of submitting your application to set this up. Single classes are $15.

After submission of your application, you will receive an email with your application status. Once accepted you will also receive instructions for payment. We accept Venmo, PayPal, cash or check.
Your registration is not secured until payment goes through and you have received a confirmation email.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you!