Movement exploration by Britta Joy Peterson
Zenon Dance School – Zone Virtual Summer Showcase
Saturday, August 21 at 7:30pm
Zenon Dance School’s Zone Scholarship Program celebrates Zone choreographer Britta Joy Peterson, presenting A Model for Staying With.
DC-based choreographer and director Britta Joy Peterson shares the culmination of skating the edge, a ten-week performance workshop with Zenon Dance Zone dancers and local movers inside of External Organ – an accumulating research project broaching climate crisis, forestry practices, ecological theory and environmental communication. Dancers will be performing Peterson’s A Model for Staying With, dancing a score involving natural history, popular science, and memory while questioning what’s at stake in metaphor.
Zone offers adult dancers of all ability levels, ages, and dance styles the opportunity to challenge themselves in a session-long program. Dancers can choose from two tracks: Performance – for students with a strong intermediate or advanced level of dance technique and who are looking for opportunities to perform; or Technique – a class-focused program where dancers work on increasing skills and challenging themselves with new styles of dance. Students are selected via a digital application submission and are offered subsidized tuition.