Note: All workshops will meet on Saturday, August 14, 2010
at the White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH
10:00 – 11:30 | Kids’ Class: Push, Reach and Pull , with Jessica Howard $10
Students will build their movement vocabulary and move through space based on the concepts of push, reach and pull. Jessica will move students in and out of and across the floor with focus on understanding the root an motivation of each motion. The class will culminate with an in-class performance by the students of a dance phrase developed and manipulated from learned concepts.
12:00 – 2:00 | Compositional Improvisation, with Pamela Vail and Katherine Ferrier $15 ($25 if taken in combo with 2:30 class!)
This class is for dancers interested in exploring improvisation both as spontaneous composition and for performance. We will be attending to the construction of compositional elements such as the initiation and generation of movement material, the expansion of individual movement vocabularies, the development of forms and the recognition and support of emerging structures. This class balances in-depth individual exploration with practice in spontaneous ensemble dance-making. The artistic value and integrity of one’s “voice” is sharpened in conversation with the whole and as we notice the aesthetic and poetic effect of our compositional choices. No previous formal dance experience is necessary, but a willingness to take risks is essential!
This workshop will be of particular interest to educators, offering creative strategies for integrating dance/movement into their daily teaching practice in order to help students access their inherent embodied intelligence.
2:30 – 4:30 | Smart Body Technique, with Tiffany Rhynard $15 ($25 if taken in combo with 12:00 class!)