Contemporary Choreography & Performance Workshop
Mar
3
to Apr 28

Contemporary Choreography & Performance Workshop

When: Sundays from 1:00-2:30 Where: Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center, 26 7th Street, San Francisco Sign Up: $210 ($225 after Feb 25, 2019) https://linesballet.org/dance-center/workshops/

Experience firsthand the creative process of making a new choreographic work that will culminate into a final public performance during Bay Area Dance Week. In this workshop, choreographer Kara Davis will lead the students to explore the kinetic intelligence at work in the interplay between improvisation and composition. We will focus on developing technical skills and performance abilities in a

safe and creative environment. Dancers will also explore strategies to mine meaning from the tension between physical intuition and outer form. The movement practices offered and the choreographic prompts that will be given are intended to disrupt habitual tendencies, allow new creativity to emerge, and deepen one’s sense of energetic/physical connection to others. All levels are welcome, students must be willing to learn new skills as well as open to do improvisation and partnering work.

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Dancer / Musician Improvisation Jam
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Dancer / Musician Improvisation Jam

 

DANCER MUSICIAN IMPROVISATION JAM:
project agora & Studio 200

Observers and participants of all genres of music and dance are welcome. The intention of the improvisation jam is to create a supportive environment in which members of the dance and music communities can utilize one another to inspire improvisational choices. Both communities have much to learn from each other as improvisers and the beauty that results from unexpected collisions of backgrounds, approaches, and differences. The improvisation jam provides an occasion for dancers to develop their sense of listening while improvising and for musicians to respond sonically to what they observe in movement, without the pressure of producing a finished piece. The aim is to learn from one another and gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between both forms of physical expression.

WHERE:  Studio 200, 301 8th Street (@ Folsom), 2nd Floor

WHEN:  6-9pm on Feb 10, 2019

COST: $10 Suggested Donation to Studio 200, nobody turned away for lack of fees 

MORE INFO: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76LE7qiFFCc

 

 

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Ongoing Open Technique Class: WEDNESDAYS @ 6pm / SUNDAYS @ 10am
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ongoing Open Technique Class: WEDNESDAYS @ 6pm / SUNDAYS @ 10am

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 : Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center, 26 7th street, 5th Floor Sundays 10:00-11:30: Shawl Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley


This class is designed to increase and enhance the technical and performance abilities of experienced students in the discipline of contemporary dance.   Information and exercises for the movement phrases are drawn from a variety of technical and improvisational mechanisms and vocabulary.  Through the practice and execution of center floor exercises, traveling patterns and choreographed phrases, the class places emphasis on spatial awareness, proper alignment, increased strength and flexibility, musicality and rhythm. The class focuses on an economical approach to movement by emphasizing the use of the pelvis and spine and addresses the ways one’s inner landscape, mind, and ego affect a movement vocabulary’s overall aesthetic. 

Photo: Breton Tyner-Bryan

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