SpringUP Dance Festival '19
|FACULTY NAME||CLASS DESCRIPTION|
Antonio's class moves in and out of the floor exploring
grounded and physical momentum that tests the brain and propels
the body of the artist into motion. Come prepared to test your limits and break expectations, as Antonio shapes and molds the body to interact and react to pulses of dynamic music that will send you through space and time.
Brandon "Peace" Albright
|Street Dance Styles|
Exercising Your Highest Potential
This Bollywood Fusion workshop will focus on bringing together
different elements of Indian dance & Hip Hop foundation and culture.
Inspired by my training in Bharathanatyam, an ancient South Indian
classical dance, dancers will explore some basic techniques including
classical movements, hand gestures, and rhythmic foot work; and
also explore various grooves and elements of hip hop dance.
Expect something new with vibrant choreography, and of
course lots of fun!
|Corrie & Tim Cowart|
Flying together Contemporary Partnering
Creative inquiry into the practice of giving and sharing weight. Fundamental
skills in contemporary partnering will be explored from following a point of
contact, to assisted falling and being elevated to outright flying. Come to
class and fly together. For intermediate level dancers.
STAYCEE PEARL dance project's (SPdp) PhraseWorks
is a mixed-genre dance class starting with emphasis on
body/mind connection and awareness, efficient anatomical
connections, and appropriate use of traditional technical
forms. Emphasis is placed on creating space and mobility
in the joints with the outcome of effortless length and strength
in the body, allowing for expansive risk taking through space.
We then learn phrases developed for specific SPdp projects.
Led by SPdp dancer Jessica Marino.
|Kim Maniscalco||Intermediate Ballet Technique|
Traditional West African Dance
Introduction to traditional West African dance,
taught by Kulu Mele dance captain Ama Schley.
|Lynn Wiener||All levels Yoga Flow Class|
Gently dance your way through yoga postures and stretches.
For some years, dancer / choreographer Marcel Gbeffa has been developing
another body language that he borrows from the moments of solo
improvisation that emerge from the ceremonies and traditional dances of
Benin and Congo. He proposes in the first part of his workshop a warm-up
starting from bases of different traditional dances of several countries of
Africa in order to allow the participants to understand the different sensations
and relations with the ground, air and body. In the second part, he proposes to
work on the transformation and the exploration of these different traditional
bases in a contemporary way. Then in the third part, an improvisation session
with different techniques helping to use the body differently. Between energy
and softness, between giving and receiving, between undulation, rigidity.
Gbeffa invites all kinds of bodies and minds to join in this exploration of the
body between tradition and contemporary
|Olive Prince||The Practice/Performance of Modern Technique|
Risk, play, trust, connect, sweat in the sweet bliss of moving through space with ease and presence. We will use a fusion of modern techniques, improvisational activities, and somatic exercises to encourage versatility in movement and promote awareness of training as performance. Classes begin with investigations of symmetry and breath to align and open the body, and progresses to moving on and off balance, in and out of the floor, and traveling with variations in speed, precision, and qualitative range. Throughout, you will experience a sweaty mix of movement sequences that encourages risks with centering, following momentum, and connecting to the joy of dancing.
|Tiffany Mills||Modern Technique|
Technique class offers an opportunity to work in-depth on body alignment, physical clarity and movement initiation so the dancers can connect their inner and outer worlds. In the warm-up, we bring students to a calm place, focusing on ease in the muscles while allowing the skeleton to move freely, yet clearly. From here the dancers are guided through exercises to mentally and physically awaken and energize. Together we will dive into weight, space, gravity and momentum. The class culminates with phrases from the Tiffany Mills Company repertory to challenge the dancer to find strength and momentum within a highly intricate, yet athletic vocabulary. Time will be given to take risks within the phrase material, to surprise oneself, and to fly.