Be alive in every moment. This is a performance.
Headlong Performance Institute is an intensive semester program in the heart of Philadelphia for college students and graduates interested in contemporary, collaborative performance. Students are taught by working artists and receive a semester's worth of credit in this 14-week program.
Accredited through a partnership with Bryn Mawr College
At HPI, student artists train, create, and perform.
Each day includes technique classes, improvisation and composition work, and time for rehearsal. All of this work is grounded in a study of the history of contemporary performance with frequent trips to see live work in Philadelphia and beyond.
How do I know if HPI is right for me?
Test #1: Imagine yourself creating experimental performance work that breaks a lot of rules and invents new ones. Do you feel nauseous? Or excited?
Test #2: When you encounter a completely new type of music, film, technology or art, do you get nervous and run away? Or do you get interested and exhilarated?