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Contemporary Dance while wildly chasing endurance: an advanced contemporary class informed by release technique
w/ Emily Beatie
Thursdays 9:30-11:00am Ongoing
Each week, we will introduce, explore, and harness a different organizing principle of release technique to expand our experience of contemporary dance. Departing from a focus on functional anatomy, the organizing principles that we will examine will be moving from bone weight, sourcing dynamic support from deep core muscles, a distal release of the limbs, alignment with energetic trajectories, fluidity of sequencing, and the multilevel practice of sensing movement. Every class provides a warm up, sequences training for stability, improvisation, and phrase work.
We will also investigate endurance, this tumultuous state where all these best laid principles
tend to break down.Together we will discuss and engineer tactics to reroute fatigue of the body,
brain, and heart in our dance practice. The class is designed to both set foundations and nudge every mover’s edge. We’ll commit to collectively pursue alchemy between the technical and the imaginative in motion.
A challenging contemporary dance class series focusing on the fundamentals of ballet, modern and improvisational dance techniques. Supportive methodologies such as Laban Movement Analysis, Ashtanga Yoga postures and Pilates core work are employed to help develop the student’s creative process, class description performance skills and overall physical strength and sustainability. This workshop is intended for intermediate/advanced dance artists who are well-versed in the ballet and/or contemporary dance vernaculars. Participants may be selected to collaborate in Tinari’s TOC project company.
w/ Nicole Pierce
Thursdays 6-7:30pm Ongoing
w/ Joe Burgio