Seattle based dance company, zoe | juniper is hosting TWO Master Classes while they are in New Orleans! zoe | juniper members, Troy and Navarra, will be leading separate Contemporary Improvisation workshops next week - come check it out.
Monday September 12 @ 6pm
Movement Improvisation with Troy
*in place of Modern-ish with Brieze*
Tuesday September 13 @ 9:15am
Contemporary Movement/Improvisation with Navarra
Class rates: $12 drop-in, FREE for members
zoe | juniper is a Seattle based dance and visual art team co-founded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey.
Read more about the classes and guest teachers below!
Movement Improvisation with Troy -
When gut, heart, and brain are trusted, a dialogue forms between conscious and intuitive physicality. The tension between abstraction and narrative - form and content - adds context to this dialogue. Class physically and mentally prepares dancers and/or actors to contribute to this conversation whether they produce their own work or interpret the work of others. Warm-up begins with meditative form and graduates to rigorous alignment. Blood pumping continues with improvisation techniques and games; both known and unknown. Class finishes with phrase work and related improvisations.
About Troy: Troy teaches open class at Gina Gibney Dance in NYC and has taught master classes at Rutgers University, The Performing Arts Project, NYU, Skidmore College, Barnard University, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, and for Body Stories.
Contemporary Movement/Improvisation with Navarra -
In the spirit of curiosity and exploration, this class will delve into a range of physicality, musicality, and nuance through movement research and improvisation. With an emphasis on listening to both the individual body and the collective body we will tap into the place where our technique meets our passion and develop from there.
About Navarra: Navarra Novy-Williams hails from New York City. She graduated from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance in 2006 and has danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal 2006-2009, The Batsheva Ensemble 2009-2010, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 2010-2015. She is currently dancing with Zoe|Juniper and with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She has recently taught contemporary movement at New York University; New Dialect in Nashville, TN; Cedar Lake 360 in NYC; the Performing Arts Project in Winston Salem, NC; Edward Ellison Ballet in New York, NY, and The Southern Vermont Dance Festival in Brattleboro, VT. She also teaches Gaga in NYC at Mark Morris Dance Studio, Gibney Dance Center and has taught master classes at Hunter University, SUNY Purchase, NYU and The Juilliard School. She is very excited to be performing in New Orleans with Zoe|Juniper in the upcoming production of Sweet&Clear.