Saturday, August 29, 2009

PeriChild Program 2009 Registration

If you haven't done so already, it's not too late to register your child for for the Fall session of the PeriChild Program 2009.

We have so many different styles of classes for dancers from toddlers to teens!

Register on the Peridance website or by calling 212-505-0886.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Modern Master Classes with Amy Marshall

Nov. 9- 13, 2009
Monday through Friday, 10-11:30 AM
Nov. 16-20, 2009
Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM- 1 PM

Amy Marshall’s choreography is known for its athleticism and dramatic dynamic. This workshop, based on Ms. Marshall’s style, is centered on the intricate use of the back, spatial expansion and awareness, and the juxtaposition between powerful and fluid movements. Particular focus will be spent on dancers muscular awareness and discussing realignment to prevent common repetitive stress injuries.

"Igniting people’s excitement for dance is my passion. To leave the viewer with a lasting impact my choreography uses a combination of athleticism and a lyrical intricacy of movement. Mixing contemporary themes with classical structure I fuse these elements into an enduring emotional experience. That which lasts beyond the performance itself is the essence of my work."

Seán Curran Fall Workshop

Nov. 16-20, 2009; Mon - Fri
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Irish step dancer as a young boy from Boston, Massachusetts Séan Curran was a lead dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and an original member of the off-Broadway hit Stomp.

A riveting performer, Mr. Curran explores aspects of movement that use gravitational pulls to expand dynamic ranges and awaken spatial relations between inner and outer focus.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brice Mousset Company Workshop

Sep 8, 2009 - Sep 11, 2009; Tue - Fri
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Brice in his provocative style, a fusion of European and American contemporary. Exploring new energies and movements, Brice encourages the students to explore new ways to move and to find into the movement organic and emotional intentions. You will go through a warm up introducing the release work, floor work, stability and connection with it, opposition of energies, extension of the movement. Then you will dance! Brice will teach you a new contemporary dance routine step by step.

For more details about the Brice Mousset Company, see his website.

Absolute Beginner Jazz Workshop

Beginner Jazz Workshop with Grant Chang and Courtney Wissinger
Aug 31, 2009 - Sep 4, 2009; Mon - Fri
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of jazz dance. Starting from scratch, you will learn (or brush -up on) the fundamentals you need to move on to higher levels of class and performance. We will break down the jazz basics for the first time (or returning) dancer . Working through a traditional warm up routine, we will concentrate on plies, tendus, footwork, proper stretching and strengthening techniques and an in-depth explanation about how turns and leaps "work". Everything will be explained and questions are strongly encouraged! Across the floor (traveling steps) and center combination work will be broken down in detail and used in a short, fun, multi-level choreographed piece to be performed at the end of our two weeks! Even if you have never danced before, are a dancer looking to return to your training, or just want to brush upon your basics and techniques- this is the workshop for you !!

Sidra Bell Dance NY Workshop and Showing

Aug 24, 2009 - Sep 4, 2009; Mon - Sat
Monday through Friday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturdays: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sidra Bell has crafted a unique approach to unlocking the creative potential in each dancer. In a workshop that explores an articulate body through effort, risk, impulse, breath, gesture, weight, touch, space, direction and line, artists of various backgrounds and experience can discover their individual voice and physical potential. Throughout the workshop phrase work from the repertory of Sidra Bell Dance New York will be introduced. The phrase work challenges the dancers to investigate an extreme sense of physicality and specificity. They are asked to use their imagination and intellect to find a greater sense of freedom within the movement.

There will be a special showing at the end of the class on Saturday, performed by the workshop participants.

Click here to see a preview of Sidra Bell Dance New York.

Trisha Brown Dance Company Technique and Repertory

Aug 24, 2009 - Aug 28, 2009; Mon - Fri
Technique: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Repertory: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Students will learn excerpts of Set and Reset from long term company member Vicky Shick. Class begins with a warm-up emphasizing the coordination of alignment, breath, and weight to bring space, direction, and flow of energy through the joints. Students will learn phrases that Trisha developed with subconscious movements and gestures created before the mind is engaged, which she calls "delicate aberrations."

The Trisha Brown Dance Company has presented the work of its legendary artistic director for more than 35 years. Founded in 1970 when Trisha Brown branched out from the experimental Judson Dance Theater to work with her own group of dancers, TBDC offered its first performances at alternative sites in Manhattan’s SoHo. Today, the Company is regularly seen in the landmark opera houses of New York, Paris, London, and many other theaters around the world. The repertory has grown from solos and small group pieces to include major evening-length works and collaborations between Ms. Brown and major visual artists.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Matthew Bourne Theater Workshop

Aug 17, 2009 - Aug 21, 2009; Mon - Fri
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please Note: Students must pre-register for the entire week.
Drop-in classes are not permitted.
This class is open for both men and women.

with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures:
the United Kingdom’s premier contemporary dance theater company.

A great opportunity to work with Etta Murfitt(associate director\principal performer) and Nina Goldman (principal performer) of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures to learn the diverse and exciting repertory of TONY award winner, Matthew Bourne, and to explore the collaborative process that Bourne uses with his performers to create movement and characters within his works.

New Adventures repertory includes some of the most successful dance productions in decades. As well as being an international touring company, it is the resident company at Sadler’s Wells and employs over seventy dancers each season in its various productions.
Classes will explore character work through material from the following company productions, SWAN LAKE, DORIAN GRAY, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, HIGHLAND FLING, and THE CAR MAN.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Diego Funes- New Stretch Class Added!

In addition to Diego's current JAZZ class Tuesday's and Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 and STRETCH class Tuesdays 1:30-2:30, there will now be a New Thursday STRETCH class from 1:30-2:30 (Beginning Aug 6).

Class Description: Jazz
Diego Funes’ class starts with a warm-up designed to reinforce body alignment, balance, strength, stretching and technique. Following the warm-up is a series of across the floor exercises consisting of turns and jumps in combination. Finally, original choreography is taught in which musicality and expression are emphasized along with good technique. Diego's style is formed through a combination of different techniques of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. He calls his musical theatre work “Contemporary Theatre” and his lyrical work “Urban Lyrical". Diego believes in a holistic, individualized approach to teaching. Each student is evaluated individually and held to his or her own standard regardless of body type. A student can have all the potential in the world but without the eagerness to learn and expand, the potential never reaches the kinetic. As a teacher, Diego motivates each student to become the best dancer possible.

Class Description: Stretch
This active and deep stretch class is excellent for gaining flexibility and body alignment. Throughout a series of interacting exercises students will focus on lengthening the hip flexers, spine, and hamstrings so as to develop healthy body awareness. This class also focuses on the importance of breathing, relaxation and the relation between mind & body.

Foundations Workshop with Brian Green

Aug 17, 2009 - Aug 21, 2009; Mon - Fri
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Class focuses on the foundations in the dance styles of House, Hip-hop, and Popping. This class also focuses on the foundations in other styles of dance that are connected to the lineage/influence of these three very popular dance styles. This class will focus the basic techniques, isolations, and rhythm patterns of these dance styles. Leaving the student with tools to work on for years to come within their individual freestyle (improvisation) as well as the ability to understand and to express the artform of these three styles in a possible routine or choreography. Sign up for 1 day or the full week.