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Classes 2018

Classes Day 1, Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Block 1: 10am-11:30am

  • Urban Contemporary – Anthony Alterio

 

Block 2: 12:00-1:30pm

  • Disruptive Bodies: Performance Lab in Bodily Release & Resistance – Ya-Ya Fairley

 

LUNCH 1:30-2:30pm

 

Block 3: 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Hip Hop – Ally Garcia

Classes Day 2, Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Block 1: 10am-11:30am

  • Re-membering: Imagining new worlds through the excavation of our bodies’ memory – Allison Blakeney

 

Block 2: 12:00pm-1:30pm

  • Falling and Rolling – Kristi Faulkner

 

LUNCH 1:30-2:30pm

 

Block 3: 2:30-4:00pm

  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Masterclass – Donald C. Shorter Jr.

Classes Day 3, Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Block 1: 10am-11:30am

  • Urban Contemporary – Anthony Alterio

 

Block 2: 12:00-1:30pm

  • Disruptive Bodies: Performance Lab in Bodily Release & Resistance – Ya-Ya Fairley

 

LUNCH 1:30-2:30pm

 

Block 3: 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Hip Hop – Ally Garcia

Classes Day 4, Friday, June 29th, 2018

Block 1: 10:00am-11:30 am

  • Falling and Rolling – Kristi Faulkner

 

Block 2: 12:00am-1:30pm

  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Masterclass – Donald C. Shorter

 

7:00pm: The SPILL – Queer Performance 

All classes are geared towards individuals with previous movement experience and bodily knowledge. Most classes will be adjusted to fit the needs of participants.  All levels are welcome to explore and modify phrase work to their ability levels. If you have concerns about your level of experience, please contact us.

Ya-Ya Fairley

Disruptive Bodies: Performance Lab in Bodily Release & Resistance:

This class will be an experimental approach to what I’m calling an “Embodied Pedagogy”. It’s Informed by Gaga, Contact Improvisation, various eclectic modern dance and somatic forms. Using improvisation and phrase-work as a warm-up, we will reimagine our relationship to the the floor, ground, Mother Earth. Deep breathing exercises will clean out channels of toxicity in the body- warming up and into the the space as a collective. In a soft structure, we will move in and out of the floor (groundwork), play with how we land and meet the floor (inversions), and theatre exercises. The class will culminate with a series of performance games that delve into notions of identity politics, (ie. Mash-Up Body, Sites of Identity, Improv Dance/ Theatre ). This class is malleable in terms of also offering a self-reflection writing portion, Post-Modern Technique portion, Mini-Lecture on Performance Art in America (1980s-Present) and Discussion on “Being Black & Trans in Contact Improv”.

Kristi Faulkner

Falling & Rolling:

Based on the idea that the floor is an active partner in our dancing, we will seek to make friends with the floor and embrace the unwavering support it can offer. Dance is physics – we will explore sensation, surrender, and the ways in which gravity, momentum and surface area can help us achieve efficiency moving in and out of the floor. While maintaining a continuous flow of energy and efficient use of muscle tone, we will hover on the edges of suspension and surrender to impulse.

Ally Garcia

Hip Hop:

Ally Garcia’s class will consist of House technique, Groovin’, and New School choreography. She encourages her dancers to embrace their inner rhythms, identities, and stories through Hip-Hop.

Donald C. Shorter Jr.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Masterclass:

This class examines movement ideas that are centered around task oriented choreography. The focus is on building a deeper understanding of how to move with clarity and authenticity while executing layered and complex phrase work found in the company’s repertoire.

Allison Blakeney

Re-membering: Imagining new worlds through the excavation of our bodies’ memory:

This class will question what has formed our materiality and asks if we can, or even if we want to, re-corporealize our flesh in order to imagine (the unimaginable) and create worlds we desire. In class, we learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect; we create something together, carefully attuning ourselves to one another and to the momentary space and time we find ourselves in.