Dear DanceMN Readers,
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As the spring dance season unfolds in venues and studios across Minnesota, we encourage individuals to contribute at least $26 (only 50 cents a newsletter), and organizations to consider donating $100 or more. Please give what you can; any amount helps. The deadline is Memorial Day, May 29.
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Lastly, we want to thank our departing committee chair, Theresa Madaus, for all her passion and hard work. We enthusiastically welcome two new members, Deneane Richburg and Jim Lieberthal.
Enjoy the spring season,
The DanceMN Steering Committee
Penelope Freeh (Chair), Judith Brin Ingber (Secretary), Abdo Sayegh (Treasurer), Dana Kassel, Jim Lieberthal, Deneane Richburg, Anat Shinar (Members)
PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Returning with the sumptuous and cinematic ballet that first captivated our attention in 2000, Eifman Ballet brings back their unforgettable Red Giselle for the Northrop season finale. This drama tells the story of Russian prima ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, who fled Soviet Russian in 1923 to win acclaim in Paris, London, and the United States. Her lightness, virtuosity, and perfect technique made her an international star, but her own life tragically mirrored that of the fragile Romantic heroine Giselle—a role for which she earned great acclaim. She succumbed to depression and madness and spent two decades languishing in an asylum, presumed dead by the dance world. Propelled by an electrifying score that combines Tchaikovsky and Bizet, Red Giselle is a spellbinding full-length work performed only by Eifman Ballet.
Pre-Performance Preview - 6:15PM
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Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.
Danceworks 2017: Time After Time is May 18-20 at 7:00pm in the Apple Valley High School theater. This year's show focuses on the movement styles and music that comes back to us over and over, across the decades, because of its richness, energy, and style. The show features choreography by Kristin Blatzheim, AVHS students, and guest choreographers Aneka McMullen and Justin Unger. Saturday evening's show features a guest performance by Gustavus Adolphus College! Come support the AVHS dance program and the diverse voices of these high school students as they perform their best, time after time.
Tickets are on sale now at the link below or at the door, starting a half an hour before each show. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults.
MIXTAPE is a collaboration of seven local artists whose differences in upbringing, generation, and relationship to Hip Hop have evoked important questions and dialogue around “What is Hip Hop?”
Using musical transitions by Minneapolis producer and composer BIONIK, this dynamic performance juxtaposes a variety of dance styles that exist under the umbrella of Hip Hop – including Breaking, House, Rocking, Urban, Street, and more – and demonstrates Hip Hop’s importance within and across cultures and communities in today’s society.
Participating artists include J-Sun, Al Taw’am, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia, Herb Johnson III, Ozzy Dris, and Darrius Strong.
See HIJACK dance:
HIJACK performs “_ _/D C” at The Cedar Cultural Center on Friday, May 19.
Opening for PYRRAH (Jackie Beckey, Jonathan Kaiser, Adam Wozniak) scoring the silent film “The Fall of The House of Usher”.
Also, the International Novelty Gamelon!
HIJACK is on second.
Doors at 7:00
Show at 8:00
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota THIS WEEKEND for their annual spring showcase "A Celebration of Dance"!
This show is a demonstration of the talent and hard work of Ballet Royale Minnesota dancers from this past school year, and will be a fun show featuring a variety of exceptional dance performances great for the whole family.
WHEN: May 20
TIMES: 2:00pm and 6:30pm
LOCATION: Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available to purchase at Ballet Royale Minnesota until May 19, and at the theater on Saturday, May 20.
PRICES: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 for children ages twelve and under, FREE for children three and under if they sit on laps.
Cash or check only.
The showcase is open to Ballet Royale family and friends, and to community members!
One-night only! Anda Flamenco Company and School and Sachiko "La Chayí" will showcase the diversity and authenticity of flamenco at Icehouse MPLS with guest artists, festero Javier Heredia, dancer La Rhina (Seville, Spain). This captivating performance will interweave the flamenco music and dance of local flamencos and the sabor of flamenco straight from the source along with the guitar by Kris “El Cuervo” Hill.
Javier Heredia (Festero, guest artist from Seville, Spain)
La Rhina (Dancer, guest artist from Seville, Spain)
Kristofer "El Cuervo" Hill (Guitarist, guest artist from Phoenix, AZ)
Anda Flamenco Company and School
Sachiko "La Chayí" (Dancer)
$23 in advance / $25 at the door
Kids (twelve and under) $13 in advance / $15 at the door
All ages performance!
5:30pm doors/6:00pm showtime
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
1. Kathleen Hickey (Chicago)
2. Edna Stevens
3. Peyton Stille
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Training tomorrow's dancers today, Minnesota Dance Theatre celebrates the talent and accomplishments of its aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2017 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. Performing pieces especially created and selected for them, this annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts Division, Young Children’s Division, and Boys Classes.
Committed to high-quality training, MDT students have graduated into the company and gone on to work with other prestigious companies worldwide, including Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and Pina Bausch’s Wuppertal Tanz Theatre.
Brownbody, a St. Paul-based performance company that blends modern dance and figure skating to tell stories of the African diaspora, presents a two-part evening of modern dance, theater, and live music fused with figure skating, followed by a facilitated post-show discussion.
Quiet As It’s Kept
Choreographed by Brownbody’s Artistic Director, Deneane Richburg and incorporating a soundscape written and performed by well-known Twin Cities jazz vocalist and actor Thomasina Petrus with music production by Charles “Chilly” Petrus, Quiet As It's Kept captures the complexity and turbulence of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period and the rise of Jim Crow.
Urban Bush Women translation
The second half of the program features a collaboration between Brownbody and legendary New York-based dance company, Urban Bush Women to present two on-ice translations of UBW works, Give Your Hands To Struggle and an excerpt from UBW’s newest work, Walking with ‘Trane.
KINETIC EVOLUTIONS and BUTCH THOMPSON
Karlovsky & Company Dance
JUNE 2 - 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
James Sewell Ballet Tek Box
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave #215
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Minneapolis premiere and collaboration performance!
RESILIENCE is a concert of contemporary modern dance with original choreography by Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company's artistic director, Sarah LaRose-Holland performed to the beautiful live musical performance of Butch Thompson. Joining Kinetic Evolutions' concert is guest choreographer Dawn Karlovsky and her company, Karlovsky & Company Dance from St. Louis.
Tickets are $18/person and available for purchase at the door.
Make a reservation by emailing email@example.com
The TU Dance Center annual bake sale will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 9:00am-5:00pm at TU Dance Center. All proceeds support TU Dance Center student performances, June 9-11 at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota West Bank campus.
Please join us and invite your family and friends to this event-the more the merrier!
Embody Minneapolis, a fully equipped GYROTONIC® Studio is open to the public. Come celebrate with us on our three-year birthday. A great way to meet our teachers and check out our beautiful studio.
ANICCHA ARTS presents 3600 CUTS
7:30pm, June 8-9, 2017
8:30pm-5:30am, June 10, 2017 (Northern Spark Festival)
General admission: $20 advance, $24 at the door
with code "3600": $10
ARTshare Members: FREE
Aniccha Arts presents 3600 cuts, an interdisciplinary performance by Piotr Szyhalski and Pramila Vasudevan about the endless quest for “higher resolution”—the technological obsession of achieving finer grain and more detail—and how this sometimes illuminating, sometimes destructive phenomenon connects to the parallel quest for understanding human ecology. Meticulously moving through one hour of performance by cutting it up into 3600 seconds, this project (de)constructs an intimate “high resolution” portrait-critique of the here and now.
Independent choreographers from across the Twin Cities bring you 16 Feet–a mixed-bag evening of eight different dances, with everything from cheeky duets to courageous ensembles. Come spend a warm summer night with us, giggling, tearing up, scratching your head, smiling, and basking in the beauty of bodies in motion.
With works by Katy Becker, Gerry Girouard, Jim Lieberthal, Jennifer Mack, Christine Maginnis and Heidi Kalweit, Lori Mercil, Ashleigh Penrod, and Morgan Veldhuizen.
The choreographers are collaboratively producing this show, with the goal of welcoming audiences into an accessible world of modern dance while providing a new creative vehicle for our vibrant community of dance artists.
Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, and School Director Laurel Keen invite you to the 2017 TU Dance Center Student Showcase. Students from the Children and Teen as well as Pre-Professional divisions will be featured in several works by TU Dance Center teaching artists and TU Dance company dancers. Please join us in celebrating these young dancers and all of their hard work!
Friday, June 9 - 7:00pm
Saturday, June 10 - 7:00pm
Sunday, June 11 - 2:00pm
Tickets: $15 (includes a $2 processing fee)
僕: BOKU - Uncarved Human
Performance by Michael Flora (composer) and Gadu (butoh)
Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 advance, $24 at door, $12 for students
Reserve your tickets at www.southerntheater.org or call 612-326-1811 for more information.
僕: BOKU - Uncarved Human is the second collaboration between composer Michael Flora and butoh artist Gadu. BOKU (僕) means “I” in Japanese. It also means “one who serves others.” Set in a soundscape by Michael Flora, this show is a movement mediation on “I”-dentity as an egoless uncarved human.
The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet., put on by the partnership between the St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym, is a performance and an exhibition that explores the similar beauty behind the movement and preparation of the dancer and the athlete.
With the help from our friends at the Knight Arts Challenge, a national program committed to engaging and enriching communities through the arts, this performance will use SPB company members and professional athletes from Element to create an experience that highlights the grace, dynamism and shared rituals ingrained in the art of ballet and the sport of boxing. The night’s events will include a free, live broadcast outside, a physical environment that highlights both the boxing ring and stage of a traditional ballet, as well as food and drinks for performance or main event. A glass of wine with your hot dog?
$25/$50/Host a table for 6 for $600! To reserve a table call 612-203-9055.
Performed by a cast of 20 local dancers, all of whom have lost their parents, Beast explores the complex emotional landscape of adult orphanhood and the universal experience of grief.
Dancing on the Belly of the Beast is a beautiful, ritualistic memorial, speaking to the intricacies of our family relationships, the ever changing faces of grief, the voyage from guilt to gratitude and finally to a freedom of the spirit.
Featuring a core group of veteran dance performers Karla Grotting, Ray Terrill, Christine Maginnis, and Jennifer Ilse, a uniquely interactive scenic design comprised of mobile screens with live choreographed painting, and an epic sound score by composer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Harris.
Three performances: Friday-Sunday, June 23-25. All shows at 8pm.
VIP Opening Night Dinner: $75 for one, $125 for two, $500 for a table of eight!
Admission is a suggested donation of $10-30.
Tickets at https://dancingbeast.eventbrite.com
Keep an eye out for our Kickstarter!
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Calling young artists of color!
Monday–Friday, June 12–30, 2017, 11:40am–2:40pm
A three-week summer training program (three hours/day, five days/week) with live music will introduce Yorchha™, our Indian American movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.
Monday-Friday, June 12-June 23, 2017
TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55114
Monday-Friday, June 26-June 30, 2017
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
To apply – and for more information – access the "Application Link" on our website page by May 5, 2017:
Midwest School of Ballet will be offering a six-week summer session!
Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017
9:30-10:30am: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three to five.
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. New and returning students are welcome.
10:30-12pm: Ballet for Teens and Athletes. Ages eight to eighteen.
Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. New and returning students are welcome.
5:00-6:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three to five.
6:00-7:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals II/III. Ages five to eight.
Fundamental ballet movement, terminology, musicality and creativity is emphasized while infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format. New and returning students are welcome.
Unique in Minnesota, this Ballet Royale week-long summer ballet intensive program is for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages ten through adult.
Designed by former professional ballet dancer Rick Vogt, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance. These classes provide a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. Students receive individualized attention and coaching from the state’s foremost male ballet teachers.
This innovative program incorporates ballet technique, targeted strength training, and classical variations.
Monday–Friday, from 12:00am–2:00pm
Two separate levels: advanced beginning/intermediate and advanced.
Invitation or pre-approval required.
AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION ONLY
Participants must have completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls, five or more years classical ballet training. Video auditions still being accepted.
Workshop is for intermediate dancers (ages ten and older) through professionals.
Ballet Royale introduces a focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions. Following daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, dancers learn classic ballet variations and receive advanced personal coaching from the area’s foremost professional ballet teachers.
This workshop benefits all dancers, whether preparing for a competition, an upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality.
Monday–Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm. Two separate levels.
Students will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance!
Join Ballet Royale this summer for comprehensive summer intensive day programs, which provide the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach his or her full potential. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including special guest faculty Courtney Elizabeth Stewart, former soloist with San Francisco Ballet.
Ballet Royale has four separate summer intensive programs:
1) June "Spring Into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. No audition required.
2) June Male Dancer Summer Intensive Program. Invitation or pre-approval required.
3) July Full-Day Summer Intensive. AUDITION REQUIRED for upper division. Variable length options, minimum of one year of pointe for girls and five or more years classical ballet training.
4) August NEW Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop, AUDITION REQUIRED for upper division.
Video auditions still being accepted!
Give your little ones a fantastic summer, join Ballet Royale for Creative Story Dance Day Camps!
Give your boys and girls (ages four through nine) the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single-day workshops as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by classic story ballets.
Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!
Creative Story Ballet Camps - TWO separate workshops
July 15: Beauty and the Beast
August 12: Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood
TIME: 10:00am – Noon
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2017 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 10-21, 2017.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 31-August 19, 2017.
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages sixteen and older, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.
Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of each other. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.
Saturdays from 5:00-6:00pm, May 6-June 10 (no class June 3).
Cost: $65 for the five-week workshop; $14 drop-in rate (class cards are accepted).
TU Dance Center offers teen/adult workshops! Our second spring session of workshops runs from April 17-June 11 (eight weeks).
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Teen/Adult Jazz with Mary Ann Bradley
Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Dance with Jennifer Ilse
Teen/Adult Hip Hop with Darrius Strong
Cost: $110/eight-week workshop (preregistration available online); $15 drop-in rate (cash or check only).
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.tudance.org/programs/.
This four-week workshop with Thern will teach body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention through modern dance patterns and improvisation. An excellent supplement to Thern's Wednesday evening adult modern workshop class!
Mondays, May 1-22, 12:00-1:30pm.
Cost: $55 for the four-week workshop (online pre-registration required); $15 drop-in rate.
Life gets blurry with all the roles we play. During this discussion group, we share ideologies and learned behaviors to create a supportive environment amongst peers who have developed strategies to balance the financial, emotional, physical, and creative. We’ll acknowledge the gaps in resources, make sense of the senseless, offer support, and point out routes for navigating the dance field.
Lela Aisha Jones is from Florida and lives in Philadelphia. She is a movement performance artist that intertwines personal history, diasporic movement, and social commentary through the individual and collective lived experiences of blackness as archived in and excavated from the body through dance. As the founder of her creative home FlyGround she directs her own artistic projects, the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia Initiative, and The Requisite Movers Program and Performances. Lela is a 2016 Pew Fellow and a member of the 2015 Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship program.
Conversation with Link Vostok
May 18 - 7pm
The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio (2nd floor)
Lisa First (Executive Director, Link Vostok) and Anita Demants (Board Member, originally from Latvia) travelled to Riga, Latvia this past January on a research trip with the goal of initiating new dance partnerships and creating opportunities for Minnesota dance writers, artists, and curators to be in dialogue with Latvian dance critics, artists, and festival producers. Surpassing their expectations, they found great excitement around the possibility of future connections between Riga and the Twin Cities. Lisa and Anita look forward to sharing the results of their research trip and leveraging Link Vostok as a local resource as well as a cross-cultural facilitator of international dance exchange. The Link Vostok, East/West International Dance Exchange application process will be outlined.
Based on Urban Bush Women's BOLD (Builders, Organizers, and Leaders through Dance) program, this will be an inspiring and powerful gathering.
Building Trust Through Process
Through trust building exercises, you learn to surrender and stay true to what is happening in the moment. We delve into movement conversations and theatrical play that require you to actively listen and speak with all of your senses. Structured Dialogue with an emphasis on listening for understanding. This workshop will call participants to bring their thoughts and creativity into action. It is useful in community building and employing art making as a means to tackle challenging conversation.
The session is $50, and size is limited to 30 participants, so it will be an intimate and powerful experience. Registration is available at www.bit.ly/BrownbodyEvents, and advance registration is highly recommended to guarantee your spot.
•Deepen your connection
•Heal and prevent injuries
Treat your body to the restorative, strengthening, balancing and expansive experience of the Gyrotonic® Method.
3041 Aldrich Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
June 2-July 7, 2017
July 21-August 25
*Depending on how many register
Taught by Kerry Parker, who first encountered the Gyrotonic system in 1988 as a young dancer in Seattle. After a career in the ballet world, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet and The Vienna State Opera Ballet, she moved to New York to investigate other forms of dance/movement which is when she re-encountered the Gyrotonic system. She found the method to be profoundly rehabilitative as well as strengthening and satisfying on multiple levels-physically, emotionally and energetically. Kerry also teaches ballet to all levels and ages, and dances with Deborah Jinza Thayer/Movement Architecture.
with Cari Riis Stemmler and Ginny Massie
Friday, June 2, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports-specific activities are also covered.
Early Bird Fee: $449 by May 18
Regular Fee: $499 + $80 Materials
Camp Zenon kicks off our summer session with the annual Company Summer Intensive. This Intensive for adults (ages fifteen and older) offers five days of technique classes in modern, jazz, and improvisation taught by Zenon's company members. Hone your technique and learn choreography from the company’s 2016/2017 repertoire.
June 5 - 9, 2017
Monday to Friday, 11:00am - 4:30pm.
For schedule/details/registration please visit: https://zenondance.org/event/intensive/
Unlocking the Thoracic Spine: A Key Strategy for Liberating the Neck and Shoulder
An exercise-based workshop for Pilates
with Cari Riis Stemmler
Teachers will focus on Pilates exercises designed to open and mobilize the thoracic spine. When the thoracic spine is more mobile and able to move freely, there will be less stress on the surrounding structures and will therefore allow more function throughout the neck and shoulder.
Date: June 9, 2017
Mark your calendars!
Zenon will be hosting our Summer Open House on Saturday, June 10. The schedule is still being finalized but we will have old favorites as well as new offerings. There will be free classes and one-day only deals on ten-class cards and enrollments. Don't miss it!
This June, the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents the two-week Global Body Dance Intensive (DNCE 3701, 2 credits). The intensive is taught by lecturer and dancer Michel Kouakou, director of the contemporary dance company Daara Dance. The intensive offers contemporary technique mixed with Afro fusion and live drumming by Guei Caph, a master drummer from West Africa. The workshop will emphasize a unique way for dancers to embrace a singular language while anticipating the flow of their movement.
DNCE 3701 - Two credits
June 12 - 23, 2017
Technique: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30–1:00 p.m.
Repertoire: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
There will be an informal showing on Friday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m.
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
June 12-16, 2017 | 10am-3pm
Join the artists of SPDT for a week-long intensive in the company's creative process, integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for all ages (participants must be at least sixteen) with intermediate to advanced dance experience, and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT's aesthetic lens.
Over the course of the intensive, students will participate in technique and choreographic workshops and learn SPDT repertory.
This year, SPDT will share some of the composition techniques from its recent critically acclaimed work, MATINEE, focusing on the integration of film, movement, and theater. The intensive will culminate in a final showing performed by the participants.
Tuition: $275 + $25 application fee
Scholarship applications due: May 19, 2017
$25 OFF for EARLY BIRD registration - DEADLINE: May 19
Summer is a great time to dance! Whether you are looking for “parent and me” classes, a dance camp, children’s ballet or drop-in classes for families with busy summer schedules there is an option for you.
Introduction to Ballet Camp (ages four and five): A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. June 12, 19, 26.
Beauty and the Beast Dancer Camp (ages four through six): Have fun exploring, dancing, and learning about the story of the Beauty and the Beast. August 7-10.
Dance, Art and Yoga Camp (ages five through eight): Children explore engaging concepts through visual arts, music, stories, dance and yoga. August 14-17.
Pre-Ballet Camp (ages six and seven): This class is a fun and creative ballet class. The dancer will explore ballet technique. June 14, 21, 28.
Ballet and Beyond Camp (ages six through ten): Explore the wide world of dance including jazz, modern, soft shoe, musical theater and global dance. August 7-10.
See more dance classes on our website!
Fakoly Drum & Dance Project, June 16-18
Guest Artists: Sana Bangoura, Mouminatou Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, Djenane St Juste, Vado Diomande, Naby Bangoura
An authentic, culturally immersive experience into the world of traditional West African drum and dance. The workshop offers classes for the community at any level and any age, beginner through advanced. Instruction is provided by professional master drummers and dancers from Guinea, Ivory Coast and Haiti who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of traditional percussion and movement. (Artist Performance - Saturday, June 17)
Pre-Registration Special until May 19
One or two classes: $17 each
Three to five classes: $16 each
Six to nine classes: $15 each
Beginner dance class: $10 each
Drop-in: $18 each
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
JOIN YOUNG DANCE THIS SUMMER!
Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance.
DANCE TOGETHER AND FAMILY DANCE
For children up to five years old. In these classes, children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs.
Ages three to twelve. In these classes students experience the exploration of dance language through improvisation and creative movement games.
CREATE! DANCE AND ART CAMP, Tuesdays July 11 - August 1
Ages eight to twelve. Experience the joy and fun of modern dance, while practicing creativity and dance making inspired by visual art activities.
THEATER AND DANCE CAMP, July 17 - July 21
Ages eight to eighteen. Young Dance and Theater Novi Most come together to offer a week-long workshop offering classes in classic modern dance focusing on the techniques of Isadora Duncan, acting, musical theater, stage combat, partnering, hip hop and improvisation.
Join ARENA DANCES for two weeks of movement classes and creative process taught by founder and artistic director Mathew Janczewski and guest choreographer Tamara Ober.
Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will observe their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies, and kinetic response.
July 10-July 21, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm
Cowles Center, Studio 5B
Cost is $500, registered by June 5.
Upper Level Intensive
Ages thirteen through 22.
July 10-August 4 - Four weeks
Renowned teacher Lirena Branitski will conduct the technique and pointe classes Monday-Friday.
Included: Classical ballet technique, pointe, variations and partnering with enrichment classes in character, modern, conditioning, complimentary dance styles and wellness.
The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training. At St. Paul Ballet, each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.
The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training.
Junior Level Intensive - Ages ten through thirteen
Three weeks, July 17-August 4
Middle Level Intensive - Ages twelve through sixteen
Four weeks, July 10 - August 4
Upper Level Intensive - Ages thirteen through 22
Four weeks, July 10 - August 4
At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.
Studios are conveniently located two blocks north of the green line on Fairview Ave N in St. Paul. Free, unlimited parking.
Please join us July 14-16 at the Cowles Center for summer dance workshops with the international dance artist, Aastha Gulati (of Bangalore, India). Read more about Aastha here: http://nivesaa.com/about/
This three-day intensive will feature David Zambrano's Flying Low and IndoContemporary followed with supplemental classes in Bollywood, Bellydance, and Thai Massage. All classes will be taught by Aastha who recently returned to India following a month-long training in Flying Low and Passing Through with David Zambrano himself.
Registration is open now!
Full Event- $80
(includes all classes at a ten percent discounted rate from drop in)
Full Event Student Rate- $67
(includes all classes at a 20 percent discount)
Drop-in rates per class, space is limited:
David Zambrano's Flying Low- $24 ($20 students)
Bollywood, belly dance, and Thai massage classes- $12 per class ($10 students)
Email: email@example.com with questions
•Deepen your connection
•Heal and prevent injuries
Treat your body to the restorative, strengthening, balancing and expansive experience of the Gyrotonic® Method.
June 2-July 7, 2017
July 21-August 25
DISCOUNTED PRICING JUST FOR DANCERS
**Price dependent on how many sign up
Kerry Parker first encountered the Gyrotonic system in 1988 as a young dancer in Seattle. After a career in the ballet world, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet and The Vienna State Opera Ballet, she moved to New York to investigate other forms of dance/movement which is when she re-encountered the Gyrotonic system. She found the method to be profoundly rehabilitative as well as strengthening and satisfying on multiple levels-physically, emotionally and energetically. Kerry also teaches ballet to all levels and ages, and dances with Deborah Jinza Thayer/Movement Architecture.
Invitation to Belonging!
A free, week-long, community-based summer program for teens and young adults.
This workshop will explore Twin Cities’ arts and community building!
We invite teens and young adults, with and without disabilities, to engage in a week-long investigation of ways that dance and other creative arts can activate inclusive communities. Through visual arts, music, writing and dance, participants will come together and explore who they are as young people, artists, citizens, and as members of a community.
HOW TO REGISTER: There is no fee for this program. To register, participants must complete the Invitation to Belonging intake form:
Center for Performing Arts, Minneapolis
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Minneapolis
Heart of the Beast Theater, Minneapolis
Midwest Special Services, St. Paul
Explore the human body in motion from a structural and functional perspective. Classes will use contemporary body therapy approaches to deepen student understanding and learning of anatomical concepts, and movement patterns and relationships. The specific body therapy approaches that will be used include: Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, Ideokinesis, Alexander, Rolfing, Feldenkrais and other somatically-based techniques. Teaching methods for this class will include guided movement exploration, discussion and hands-on partner work to facilitate articulate movement, flexibility, ease, control and mobility.
Contact: Loebx001@umn.edu or 612-916-1829
Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb is a board certified dance/movement therapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis, Somatics/Body Therapies, Mindell ProcessWork Therapist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and a Ways of Seeing Practitioner.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Twin Cities Ballet is seeking men and women for our 2017-2018 season!
1) Male and female dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees from approximately September 2017 to May 2018; and
2) Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced male and female dancers train with TCB company members and separately through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.
Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, excellent work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically. Expect to participate in TCB’s Nutcracker performance and major spring production in May, and two to three shows at other venues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota throughout the year.
For audition requirements, visit http://bit.ly/1JVSqAw
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly.
Zenon Dance Company is looking for Choreographers of ALL dance styles to work with the Summer Session Zone dancers.
Choreographers will be contracted to work for the 2017 Summer Session which runs June 12 - September 1. They are responsible for creating a three-to-four-minute piece and rehearsing with dancers for approximately four hours per week. The number of dancers in the piece is determined by who auditions, and there are no guarantees. The work will be performed in at least two and no more than three showcase performances at the end of the session and will be filmed. A video of the performance will be provided to the choreographer for free. Chosen choreographers will receive 20 hours of Zenon studio rental time for personal use or 20 classes at Zenon Dance.
If you are interested and available for the entire session, please send a resume and video of previous choreographic work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due by May 19.
Join Minnesota Dance Collaborative's fourth season!
Perform at MDC's August production, August 18-20 at the Southern Theater, as well as additional community performances.
SEEKING: Adults and youth with advanced level dance training.
Youth auditions - ages ten through seventeen - choose ONE date:
Saturday, May 20 - 5:30-7:30pm OR Sunday, May 21 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Adult auditions - choose ONE date:
Sunday, May 21 - 3-5pm OR Monday, May 22 - 7-9pm
If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are accepted but must be received before May 20 for consideration. Audition dance styles may include: ballet, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, tap, high kick. Dancers MUST bring a current headshot and dance/performance resume, form-fitting dance attire, hair secured back, and applicable dance shoes.
Calling all Irish dancers and ballet dancers!
Audition for our 2017 winter production: The Enchanted Forest: An Irish Ballet!
Monday, May 22
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Ballet check-In: 4:45 pm
Irish check-In: 5:15 pm
Check out our ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXgDJomWX_s
For more details, please visit the Pas de Deux Dance Studio website!
YOUNG DANCE, a modern dance company for youth ages 7-18, seeks creative and energetic young dancers.
The Young Dance company is directed by Gretchen Pick and Justin Jones who work with a team of local dance artists and educators. Company members will be trained in modern dance and introduced to other styles. They will work with professional choreographers and explore choreography themselves!
Young Dance is an inclusive dance organization for dancers of all abilities. Young Dance meets twice a week from September through May. The company performs in venues around the Twin Cities throughout the year, and in a final show in May.
Previous dance experience is preferred but not necessary.
Auditions are informal, just like taking a dance class.
COME SEE IF YOUNG DANCE IS RIGHT FOR YOU!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts (Main Level - Sunroom), 3754 Pleasant Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55409
Zenon is looking for guest performers for our end of session showcase.
We are looking for works-in-progress or completed works that are under five minutes in length to be performed in a concert setting. All styles and types of dance are welcome!
Performances are May 26, 27, 28 at 8:00pm
Brief technical rehearsal: Sunday, May 21 at 5pm.
This is a great place to test out new work, solo pieces, or prepare for Fringe.
The performance will be recorded, and videos of your performance will be available afterward for a small fee.
If you are interested, please contact Jane Raine at: email@example.com
Choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh is seeking three highly trained dancers to participate in outdoor dancing/filming along the Mississippi River, which will result in a dance film. The project will take place over the summer and early fall (2017), with a final video presentation in November. Dancers will be paid.
Dancers should feel comfortable with improvisation, collaboration, and working outdoors near water.
Auditions will be held on a non-sprung floor -- bring supportive shoes if needed.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29.
The Walker Art Center invites local dancers, artists, and community members to participate in the reconstruction and showings of Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances (1963).
To celebrate Merce Cunningham: Common Time, former Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancers Patricia Lent and Jamie Scott will conduct movement workshops for community dancers, culminating in outdoor public showings during the opening festivities of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
The workshops on Saturday, June 3 are free and open to all. Anyone who attends a workshop is invited to participate in a public showing, immediately following in the garden.
Pre-register to participate in a free workshop and public showing: https://form.jotform.us/71144130228141
SPDT is currently looking for one male and female performer for their 2017-18 season. Summer Intensive participants will be strongly considered; see post under Workshops for more information.
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
June 12-16, 2017 | 10am-3pm
with Leyya Mona Tawil / DANCE ELIXIR
A new ritual for new times.
Destroy// is built in each city with local dancers and musicians. It is composed, but untethered.
Leyya is now casting dancers from the Twin Cities who are interested in participating in Destroy// Minneapolis, which will take place at The Soap Factory on August 26, 2017. Dancers must be trained in contemporary practices and research-based approaches. Artists will receive an honorarium of $100 (guaranteed) for their participation. Dancers must be available for the following:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25: five-hour BUILD (indoors).
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26: all day and evening – Destroy// takes place outdoors, on the street.
Please contact Leyya at email@example.com. Include a short bio and weblinks.
Video archive: https://vimeo.com/channels/destroyers
CALL FOR ARTISTS to be in UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY'S THIRTEENTH SHOWCASE on August 26, 2017!
Send dance video link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline extended to May 14. Spread the word! Our special guest performing artist is coming from the east and west coast.
Universal Dance Destiny's thirteenth annual showcase brings the community together by providing a platform for new and seasoned performers to present their work to a diverse audience. Its family-friendly environment is defined within its high-spaced and high energy dance experience designed to ignite excitement that will leave viewers talking about it to friends and families after the event. The showcase highlights dance performances of various cultures in the 'UNIVERSE.'
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
June 12-16, 2017 | 10am-3pm
Applications due: May 19, 2017
We are accepting applications SPDT's week-long intensive. Join us in the creative process, integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. See posting in DanceMN News - Workshops for more details.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and Marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and the light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.
For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.
The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.
The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
Zenon rents out both of our historic studio spaces starting at $12/hr. Both studios have full-length mirrors, barres, easy to use sound system, and sprung wood floors with Marley overlay.
To check availability and request space visit our website.
DANCER DAY: September 23
The dancer conference is a forum for exploring many levels of dancer education including common injuries, self-care techniques, and learning how to incorporate a "dance healthy" perspective. The conference serves dancers of all ages, agility, and backgrounds.
Ultimately, MDMF empowers the dancer attendees to leave with a renewed enthusiasm for self-preservation and a keen understanding of how to dance healthy. The overall structure of these annual conferences are a mixture of lecture, demonstrations and movement sessions offered during a single day.
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL DAY: September 24
We strive to provide our attendees the most current evidence-based approach to dancer evaluation, surgical intervention, and rehabilitation. Designed for orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, pediatricians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, chiropractors, and occupational therapists.
Erin Thompson teaches spring modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Mcgraw on guitar!
$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals). $130 for a ten-class card.
Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (ages sixteen and older).
* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Summer Session: July 11 - August 31
Tuesdays or Thursdays/Tuesdays AND Thursdays
PILATES - Preregistration required
Summer Session: June 15 - August 3
8 Thursdays, 8:15-9:15am
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.
Boys’ Club - ages seven through eleven. Introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturdays, 1:00-1:45pm.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am (ballet) and 11:30-12pm (conditioning).
Free Boys' Class
St. Paul Ballet is pleased to offer tuition-free classes for our young men ages seven through eleven in our boys club.
Classes feature an introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises taught by a male teacher.
Classes are held: Monday, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm
Children's Drop-In Classes
The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.
Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports.
Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.
Open Professional Classes
Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. $10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify).
Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website/other listings for holiday schedule and any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.
Mondays 10:00-11:30am Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am Laura Greenwell
Intermediate and Advanced Open Classes
St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate and advanced open classes six days a week! Join us in the studio!
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm Laura Greenwell
We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents! Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Bare feet.
Te invitamos a la clase de baile "Padres y yo" de St. Paul Ballet para nuestras más pequeños bailarines y sus padres! Disfruta y aprende los movimientos elementales. Disfruta de la música y el ritmo. Estas clases están diseñada para el aprendizaje de niños y niñas. Los bailarines serán atrapadas por el arte corporal y la conexión cerebral a través de la alegría del movimiento.
bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.
Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience, that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.
The Resistance Movement is the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®. See what all the buzz is about...
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Laurel Keen, and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).
HIJACK is the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. Van Loon and Wilder each grew up in Chicago, met at Colorado College, and established their collaboration in Minneapolis in 1993. HIJACK will be teaching a series of classes at TU Dance Center.
Saturdays, May 20 and 27.
Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card
People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam.
15 - class and jam at the Cowles Education Studio with Otto Ramstad
22 - class and jam at the Beautiful Studio with Otto Ramstad
29 - jam and warm up with Lindsay Forsythe
Jam: $5 / Class and jam: $10-15 / No one turned away for lack of funds
“In the first eight weeks after conception our body forms its basic structure. In this period of transformation from a group of cells to a highly differentiated human being, we go through developments, which deeply affect our movement, our mind and spirit. Some of the tissues and structures developing remain with us, some are transformed into other structures and some fade into the background, no longer existing or recognizable as the original structure. By embodying the process of embryological development, we discover the primal roots of our structure, perception, the ability to respond and to be present.” Founder of Body-Mind Centering®, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
This class will be lead by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. It is for movers, makers, yoga practitioners, bodyworkers, somatic psychologists and those from other body-mind disciplines. No prior experience with the Body-Mind Centering® approach is necessary.
The Underscore is an improvisational structure created by contact improviser Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through a series of states, ranging from small internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others.
During our two hours together, a facilitator will first give an educational talk through of the structure. A "map", including over 20 symbols and their definitions, is taped to the wall to reference during the dance.
Every third Thursday of the month, with a rotating roster of facilitators. 7-9pm.
May 25 Alex Kewitt
June 15 Julia Bither
July 21 TBD
and so on...
All levels welcome!
Enhance your dance technique and get in shape for the summer!
Eight Thursdays, June 15 - August 3
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire
Register here: http://bit.ly/2hhS4ew
$80 • Register by June 1 and get $5 off.
Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.