Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. Classes prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment.
Alexandra Bodnarchuk teaches Moving Practice in September.
Professional-level dancers of all styles are welcome.
Pre-registration and payment beforehand are encouraged.
Suggested price of $17 per class. Pay-as-able option on all classes – we would rather you join us than not be able to attend due to financial limitations.
Class will begin with a full-bodied warmup to get all the big and small joints moving before progressing to across-the-floor movement patterns derived from Balkan footwork. Articulation, partnering, and walking patterns will be explored. Participants will also learn phrase work from Bodnarchuk’s 2023 work Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Alexandra is a Carpatho-Rusyn American choreographer based in Minneapolis, MN who makes works for the stage and screen. She is a 2022 and 2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow Finalist (Jerome Foundation) and a 2021 Ann and Weston Hicks Choreography Fellow at Jacob’s Pillow. She has studied in Western, Central, and Eastern European, Balkan, and Ghanaian folk dance traditions. Her most recent work, the evening-length duet Rock, Paper, Scissors, was presented at The Southern Theater in March 2023. Mentors for this process were Abby Zbikowiski (Abby Z and the New Utility), and Andrea Miller (Gallim Dance).