Saturday, February 13, 2010

Guest Teacher Stephanie Batten Bland

Guest teacher, Stefanie Batten Bland, comes to Peridance this Spring to teach classes in contemporary technique.

Mar 29, 2010 - Apr 9, 2010; Mon - Fri
3/29 - 4/2 (Monday - Friday): 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
4/5 - 4/9 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 in Julie Taymor's Opera "Grendel".
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, and is will be guest choreographer in Poland's "So You Think You Can Dance".

Explore Forsythe Technique with Helen Pickett

Helen Pickett Returns to Peridance in March to teach a week of Forsythe Technique and Improvisation!

Mar 29, 2010 - Apr 2, 2010; Mon - Fri
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Helen Pickett, who performed for over a decade with William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt, leads two unique master classes in which students will be given the opportunity to learn and gain an understanding of the basic foundations of Forsythe Technique and Improvisation Modalities.

All dimensions of your body will be challenged; a fun and invigorating workout for the mind and body!

Bring a notebook and socks (no bare feet) and be prepared to asks lots of questions!

Nathan Trice Rituals Workshop

Rituals Modern Technique Workshop at Peridance!

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

A New York based dancer/choreographer, Mr. Trice trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and with Aulani Chun in San Diego. He danced with Momix, Donald Byrd, Complexions and Kevin Jeff. A former Navy crewman, Mr. Trice combines stunning athleticism and power with musicality and emotional vulnerability, which results in thrilling choreographic compositions.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Award Winning Israeli Choreographer IDAN COHEN

Mar 15, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010; Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
Monday - Friday - Tech & Rep: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday - Showing and Q&A: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Influenced by release technique, floor work, Gyrokinesis® and improvisation, Idan Cohen has created a movement quality that is both expressive and virtuosic. His classes encourage creativity and originality, while still focusing on technical prowess. Within his technique and repertory class, Idan also includes choreography, improvisation and composition.

Dancers registered for the entire workshop will participate in a showing on Sunday, March 21st. Following the showing, there will be a Q & A with Idan.

Limon Workshop with Alan Danielson

Director of the Limon Institute School, Alan Danielson, is teaching a 2 week workshop in March!

Mar 8, 2010 - Mar 19, 2010; Mon - Fri
Technique: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Repertory: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Limón Technique emphasizes the natural rhythms of fall and recovery and the interplay between weight and weightlessness to provide dancers with an organic approach to movement that easily adapts to a range of choreographic styles.

The workshop offer daily advanced-level technique classes, followed by repertory. During the repertory portion of this workshop, Mr. Danielson will create a new work on the registered students. There are performance opportunities on April 17, 18, and on May 9th. Dancers who wish to participate in additional performances must be free to attend additional rehearsals.

*Students may take single technique classes, but preregistration is required for repertory class.*