Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pain Relief Workshop with Laura Gates!!!

If you can feel it, and sense it, you can change it
-Thomas Hanna, PhD

Tuesday March 23 1:00-2:30 pm “Mobilizing Major Muscle Groups of the Torso”
Thursday March 25 1:00-2:30 pm “Core to the Floor”
Sunday March 28 1:00-2:30 pm “More Intelligent Upper Body”

Introducing the Neuromuscular Re-Patterning techniques developed by pioneer Thomas Hanna, PhD. This gentle, yet powerful, slow motion movement practice offers unique techniques for body care/repair that you will always use.

*Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and socks.*

In this workshop you will learn how to:
-Take spasm out of a muscle, quickly and easily, and take away chronic pain.
-Restore mobility, sensation, and control to locked down muscles at the sight of injury, surgery, repetitive use.
-Calm the nervous system and take away stress on the brain/muscle level.
-Enhance every aspect of your dancing and prevent injury by enhancing the proprioceptive, sensing intelligence in detail.

For a more in depth description of what each of the 3 classes entail, visit the Peridance Website!

Guest Teacher Hollywood at Peridance for 4 classes ONLY!

Hollywood will be guest teaching at Peridance Capezio Center!
March 13th at 6:30pm - 8pm
March 14th at 4:30pm - 6pm

Hollywood has choreographed and danced in several videos, tours, and stage performances for artists such as Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Daddy Yankee, Day 26, Lloyd, Donna Summers, and T-pain. His experience has lead him to teach all over the U.S. and Europe for different dance studios, companies and events; including, workshops, master classes and private lessons.

Hollywood's class will focus on grooving and musicality with an emphasis of stage performance and video prep!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exciting NEW Teacher & Class!

Peridance is delighted to announce the addition of JEFFREY EDWARDS' NEW CONTEMPORARY BALLET class!

As a professional dancer, Jeffrey performed with such world-renowned companies as New York City Ballet, Zurich Ballet, and Lyon Opera Ballet. He has taught at the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Frankfurt Ballet, the Julliard School, and the Royal Ballet School in London. Additionally, he worked for Twyla Tharp as her Director of Education and staged ballets for the Balanchine Trust and the Robbins Rights Trust. He was the Associate Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet. Currently, and he serves as Associate Artistic Director and Ballet Master of Morphoses / The Wheeldon Company.

Join Jeffrey for Contemporary Ballet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10am!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

PeriChild Ensemble Performs Sean Curran's Choreography

The PeriChild Ensemble has had the honor of working with renowned choreographer Sean Curran this 2009/2010 season. Sean has worked in collaboration with the dancers to re-create (Another) Metal Garden, a fan favorite from Sean Curran Company. Here's what Sean had to say about his experience while working with the dancers:

"As a choreographer with a company of professional dancers who also makes many dances for college students, I must say that working with the young dancers of PeriChild Ensemble has been quite refreshing. Their unbridled enthusiasm, abundant teenage energy and genuine sense of humor has been a welcome reminder of why we do what we do as teachers and artists. They had many lessons and gifts for me and I have so enjoyed our time in the rehearsal hall together. I cannot wait to see them on stage in our dance that we have made together."

Sean Curran, Artistic Director of Sean Curran Company

Come see the PeriChild Ensemble perform (Another) Metal Garden, choreographed by Sean Curran in this year's Kids Cafe Festival.
Sunday, February 7th, 2pm at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts / Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Stephen Petronio Master Class Series

Stephen Petronio Company is returning to Peridance to teach a 2 week Master Class Series.

Mar 1, 2010 - Mar 12, 2010; Mon - Fri
Week 1: March 1 - 5: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Week 2: March 8 - 12: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The internationally acclaimed Stephen Petronio Company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! To mark this milestone, the Company will be holding ongoing morning classes for the discerning dancer in New York City!

Petronio Technique is a uniquely sophisticated language of movement that has been developed with a varied and talented group of dancers. Classes are focused on developing a rigorous and intelligent movement practice. The phrase movement is derived from Company Repertory addressing Stephen’s unique focus in dynamic sequencing, poly-rhythmic initiations and a sense of fearlessness within a complex architectural form.

Yoga for Dancers with Hilary Cartwright

Improve your dance technique with Yoga!

Feb 22, 2010 - Feb 26, 2010; Mon - Fri
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A former Soloist with England's Royal Ballet, Hilary Cartwright has taught Yoga for Dancers for over 20 years and founded the White Cloud Studio in New York with Juliu Horvath.

She has taught Yoga for Dancers to International ballet companies such as, Scapino Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.

Her classes provide a way to achieve flexibility in the body yet maintain the control, to pass smoothly from one shape to another. Furthermore, it addresses elements of technique that apply directly to ballet placement, line, and control.

Contemporary Workshop with Cherice Barton

Peridance is pleased to welcome internationally renowned choreographer, director, dancer, actor, casting evaluator, movement coach and teacher, Cherice Barton, for a week-long contemporary/jazz workshop!

Feb 8, 2010 - Feb 12, 2010; Mon - Fri
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cherice has collaborated with such companies as Aszure Barton & Artists, American Ballet Theater, The Juilliard School, Acroback and the ABRI Agency. Most recently she joined Danny Ezralow, Julie Taymor, Bono & The Edge as the assistant & resident choreographer for “Spider-Man;" scheduled to open on Broadway in 2010.

Limon Workshop with Ryoko Kudo

Learn Limon technique and repertory from Limon Dance Company member Ryoko Kudo!

Feb 1, 2010 - Feb 12, 2010; Mon - Fri
Technique: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Repertory: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This workshop is based on the key elements of the Humphrey/Limón Tradition, and combine a strong technical base with a focus on musicality and freedom of movement.

In the repertory portion of the workshop, Ryoko will teach sections from There is a Time, which will be performed May 9th. **Final casting choices will be made after the first week, and those not cast may continue to attend the workshop as understudies. Those chosen to participate in the performance must be available for Monday morning rehearsals. There will be an additional fee.**

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hip Hop/House Basics Workshop with Brian Green

Brian Green teaches the fundamentals of Hip Hop and House!

Feb 15, 2010 - Feb 19, 2010; Mon - Fri
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Feb 15,16,17 - Basic Hip Hop - Free Style Class
Feb 18 - Hip Hop Choreography
Feb 19 - Basic House Class

Classes focus on the the foundations of Hip Hop and House dance styles. Students will be introduced to basic techniques, isolations, and rhythm patterns, thus allowing the student to develop their own individual freestyle (improvisation), as well as, the ability to understand and to express artistry in hip hop or house routines and choreography.

These classes will give students the opportunity to learn the basics of hip hop and house in a fun and relaxed environment. Accessible to both beginners and experienced dancers alike!

Workshop/Audition with Korhan Basaran!

Turkish choreographer Korhan Basaran comes to Peridance in February to teach and audition dancers for an upcoming performance!

Korhan is seeking 13 dancers, male and female, for his premiere work, “Anatolia” in New York City in 2010. “Anatolia” aims to reveal the rich, fertile, and elaborate cultural history of Turkey's land and people. Come with your headshot and resume in hand!

Feb 22, 2010 - Feb 26, 2010; Mon - Fri
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Since arriving in New York, Korhan was named as one of the semi-finalists of the 23rd Hanover Choreography Competition, choreographed the dances for Hisseli Harikalar Kumpanyasi, the first ever Turkish Musical production in New York, and premiered his latest piece, Seeking Beauty, at the Merce Cunningham Studios in November 2009.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Teacher Tamara Levinson!

Teacher, choreographer, dancer, aerialist and contortionist, Tamara Levinson is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. When Tamara moved to New York City she found ways to incorporate her rhythmic gymnastics training into dance to created her own style. Her unique movement quality led to jobs dancing for MADONNA on three world tours (Drowned World, Reinvention, Confessions). She has also worked with other recording artists, such as GWEN STEFANI, AVRIL LAVIGNE, TONI BRAXTON, NO DOUBT.

Join Tamara at the NEW Peridance Capezio Center for Advanced Contemporary Jazz on Thursday nights at 9:30pm!

PeriChild Open House

Peridance Capezio Center invites you to join us at the PeriChild ProgramOpen House!
Meet the teachers, see the beautiful NEW studios, enjoy refreshments,
and REGISTER for the Spring Semester!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

LINES Ballet Master Classes with Arturo Fernandez

Peridance welcomes Arturo Fernandez (Ballet Master, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet)!

Jan 11, 2010 - Jan 12, 2010; Mon, Tue
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Since 1992 Arturo has been the Ballet Master of Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. His career in dance includes work as a professional dancer, choreographer and master teacher. He has been a guest teacher for Lyon Opera Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Inland Pacific Ballet, Robert Moses’ Kin, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Moving People Dance Theater as well as many other companies.

Arturo will only be teaching 2 classes at Peridance! Take advantage of this great opportunity and register now on our website!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Guest Teacher Stefanie Batten Bland

Guest teacher, Stefanie Batten Bland, comes to Peridance in January to teach 3 classes in contemporary technique.

Jan 4, 2010 - Jan 8, 2010
Mon, Wed, & Fri: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A native New Yorker, currently living in Paris, Stefanie Batten Bland mixes the subtleties of Europe with American self-confidence.

Ms. Bland was a soloist for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Lar Lubovitch. She came to Europe in 2002, guesting for Pina Bausch Tanz Theater Wuppertal(GER), Georges Momboye (Fr), Project Linga (Swiss), Pal Frenak (HUN) and Angelin Preljocaj (FR). Her initial work as a choreographer was awarded first prize for young choreographers at The Biennale National de Danse du Val-de-Marne in 2005.

Sean Curran Master Classes

Choreographer Sean Curran returns to Peridance to teach 2 weeks of master classes!

Jan 4, 2010 - Jan 29, 2010; Mon - Fri
Week 1: Jan. 4 - 8: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Week 2: Jan. 25 - 29: 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.

Mr. Curran explores aspects of movement that use gravitational pulls to expand dynamic ranges and awaken spatial relations between inner and outer focus. He brings these skills into his workshop to enrich the students' understanding of action, phrasing, and timing.


Peridance has finally moved to it's new. state of the art facility!

The new building is located at
126 E 13th Street
(between 3rd & 4th Aves.)
New York, NY 10003

It's only a short walk from 890 Broadway
Click on this link to see a map.

The NEW CLASS SCHEDULE begins January 4th!
check out the Peridance website for more details.