Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. Classes prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment. Professional level dancers of all styles are welcome.
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am at The Arena
Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān teaches throughout March!
Pre-register at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/
Drop in rate is $17 with flexible pricing and free parking!
Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān is an interdisciplinary choreographer, improviser and sound artist whose work is interested in engaging with the deconstruction and parody of dominant culture narratives and conventional performance expectations, and standing in allyship to communities going through persecution and discrimination in the days we are living in. She has presented works at venues including Fresh Oysters Performance Research (R.I.P.), Public Functionary, Bryant Lake Bowl, Tek Box, The Southern Theater, Intermedia Arts (R.I.P.), Frey Theatre (Twin Cities, MN) and 9 Herkimer Place (Brooklyn, NY). She has recently enjoyed performing for/collaborating with others including Dua Saleh, Valerie Oliviero, Leila Awadallah, Judith Howard, Rosy Simas, Sophiaaaahjkl;8901, Shayna Allen, Pramila Vasudevan, Megan Mayer, Emily Gastineau, and Erin Drummond. She is a 2017 Q-Stage: New Works and 2019 Momentum: New Dance Works recipient, and currently works with the Lightning Rod Arts Organism as a teaching artist and ensemble member. She is currently working on a piece to be premiered as part of Red Eye’s New Works 4 Weeks festival from May 26-28.
“So excited to share my practice of improvisation and collaborative decision making in the Moving Practice series! In this set of classes I will be focusing on the development and practice of improvisational scores, and what it looks like to allow them to be consistently generative practices that change with you over time as you continue living in them. You will be led through scores I’ve been working with for the past four years to warm up, and then prompted (either by direct text or conceptual/aesthetic stimuli or reflection on personal experiences as impetus, etc.) to develop your own scores in which you can continue to be in dialogue with and build skills to share and relay with those you’re in artistic conversation with. These classes will build on each other sequentially, but also be accessible to drop in for one at any point! Depending on the comfort of those in workshops there may be an element of contact improvisation/weight sharing.”