Contemporary Master Class (Int/Adv) with Kristin Sudeikis
Come join us for a special workshop with New York based choreographer Kristin Sudeikis! Monday, March 16th @ 9:30am Price: $7-15 Sliding scale donation About Kristin: A choreographer, dancer, teacher, and producer, Kristin Sudeikis is a highly involved and influential member of the New York metropolitan, national, and international dance communities. As both Artistic Director of Kristin Sudeikis Dance and as a commercial choreographer, Kristin creates work that is rooted in igniting social activism and connected to the world—seeking to affect lasting change through ephemeral moments. Her commercial work ranges from screen to brand promotion, and includes dance events for SELF Magazine, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo Bank. Most notably, Kristin created with and for NIKE as part of the NIKE Blast women’s training event in Stockholm, Sweden (2010-2014). She and her choreography have also been featured on NBC’s 30 Rock; with Mariah Carey on Good Morning America; in music videos and tours for recording artists; and in such publications as Marie Claire, Vogue, Dance Teacher Magazine, and SHAPE Magazine. Most recently, Kristin was commissioned to choreograph music videos for Chinese pop star Bibi Wu, expanding her cliental of recording artists to include international musicians. FULL BIO: http://kristinsudeikis.com/full-bio/ Class description: Kristin’s class is centered on the principle of moving from one’s center, dropping into the body and communicating from a place of honesty. Her warm-up—a blend of technique, yoga, and meditation—primes the body and mind for the physical challenge of her choreography and establishes the foundation for a conversation between the music, movement, and ‘audience’. The shading and dynamism in the physicality of her work promotes an awareness of both movement and the absence of movement, pushing her students to consider the literal and metaphorical power of silence. Kristin draws the intent of her phrase-work directly from the tone of the music, resulting in a sublime, and all-encompassing experience for the dancer. Her classroom is an environment of open experimentation, in which artistic risks and deliberate stylistic choices are encouraged.