Vector Series: TECHNIQUE, IMPROV, AND PHRASEWORK WITH TESS LOSADA AND MERYL MURMAN

SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2015

– Tuesday: Contemporary technique with Tess. This class will focus on strategically developing strength and conditioning the body for contemporary movement; we will close with phrasework that explores our relationship to the floor and the air around us.

– Wednesday: Structured improv with Meryl. Students will explore new pathways into their bodies through play and problem-solving. Tools will be introduced for manipulating other bodies in space, including skills for ensemble building, improvisation, and compositional techniques through games and prompts. Students will learn introductory partnering skills based in contact improvisation and contemporary partnering techniques. Exercises will include building skills for releasing into the floor, shifting between soft and sharp focus, using gravity, dancing on the vertical as well as horizontal plane, weight sharing, and counterbalance. Students should come wearing layers for floor work and bare feet or socks.

– Thursday: Phrasework with Tess. We will open with a warm-up strategically developing strength and conditioning the body for contemporary movement; this class emphasizes learning and refining phrasework that will explore our relationship to the floor and the air around us.

All classes from 10-1130am at Live Oak Dance (1128 Dublin St) in Riverbend. Drop-in rate is $12. Class cards are available in 10-class increments for $100.

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