Early Bird Registration Extended for Instinct Movement Intensive with Shane Larson - August 15 to August 20

Join ARENA DANCES for one week of movement classes taught by guest artist Shane Larson, member of the renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants will practice contemporary dance technique and learn a new original work as a part of this intensive. Targeted for the high-intermediate to advanced level dancer.

August 15-20, 2022
Monday–Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Class: 10:00-11:30am
Rehearsal of new work: 12:00-3:00pm

Culminating in an informal showing of the work on Saturday, August 20, with the possibility of a performance showing aligned with the Happy Hour Artists in the 7th Annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival in April 2023 at The Southern Theater! ARENA DANCES’ Artistic Director, Mathew Janczewski will be present for pre-professional dancers to have career chats and be considered for ARENA apprenticeships during the creation of a new work by ARENA, Erased Steps, rehearsing March 2023-August with performances at Union Depot and Rochester Civic Center in August 2023.

Ages 16+.
Intensive capped at 15 participants.
Early Bird: $475 – register by July 24. General: $550.
Registration must be completed by August 7.

During class, dancers will build a bottom to top, floor to standing modular class that deepens with task-based repetition, while encoding new movement pathways through basic shapes. Students are encouraged to learn-by-doing, rather than to learn and ‘perform’, relying on muscle memory to strengthen pathways. Architectural forms of the body are created, deconstructed, and recycled within the containers of momentum and temperature, offering a full-body, far-reaching experience of movement.

After class, dancers will focus on creating—using skills as scaffolding for building material as a community. We’ll spend time talking about memory and time, graphing separate experiences together to focus and distill common patterns, shapes, and anecdotes. The final object created will be an investigation that is distinctly your own and something that can be taken into future experiences.

Learn more about Shane.

Photo by Jim Coleman

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski