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BRAPA presents
Folk Dances from Pernambuco
2 hour workshop, Thursday June 28th 8-10pm
with Marilia Rameh and Anne Costa from Artefolia Dance Company (Recife, Brazil)

Arms in Relation

In each 90-minute Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class, students will be verbally guided through a specific sequence of slow, gentle movements designed to illuminate aspects of movement and sensory awareness chosen specifically for their relevance to dancers. This series will feature four ATM lessons that will each explore the use of self in relation to one or more orientations of the arms (e.g., arms extended overhead, forwards, sideways, etc.). There will be an opportunity at the end of each lesson to explore these relationships in various orientations other than lying down on the floor. Each ATM seeks to provide a setting in which students may work at their own pace and be led by their own curiosity to rediscover and enhance their innate human capacity for graceful, effortless movement.

Benefits include:

  • Increased freedom and ease of movement
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increased flexibility
  • Injury prevention
  • Rehabilitation from injury
  • Increased expressive range
  • Improved understanding of skeletal anatomy as it relates to dance
Days/Times:

4 Saturdays: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, and 8/2
10:00 11:30 a.m.

Location: Stage 7 School of Dance
3980 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: $60 for all 4 classes
$20 drop-in

Information/Registration**: 619-464-3856

*participation in the first Feldenkrais for Dancers workshop (Aug. ™07) is NOT a prerequisite for this class series

**Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

Registration deadline is Thursday, July 10.

Drop-ins will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Intelligent Bodies
Feldenkrais and Dance

Co-taught by Leslie Seiters and Kristen Baum Wilcox

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Each morning and afternoon segment will begin with a Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class, in which students will be verbally guided through a specific sequence of slow, gentle movements designed to illuminate aspects of movement and sensory awareness chosen specifically for their relevance to dancers. Each lesson seeks to provide a setting in which students may work at their own pace and be led by their own curiosity to rediscover and enhance their innate human capacity for graceful, effortless movement.

The second part of each morning and afternoon session will investigate and expand on movement principles and pathways introduced in the ATM lesson and will include focused improvisations, set movement sequences with an emphasis on floor-work, and finally complex movement phrases. The dancing portion of this workshop is designed to continue the awareness, efficiency and specificity generated by the ATM classes to create a refined way of œworking when dancing.

This workshop will provide contexts for disorientation and reorganization to allow dancing bodies to utilize their intelligence.

Days/Times: Friday June 6, 10:00 5:00
Saturday June 7, 9:00 4:00
Sunday June 8, 10:00 5:00*
Location: Stage 7 School of Dance
3980 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: $200 for all three days**
$70 per day

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 3rd

Information/Registration: email kbaum1001@yahoo.com or call 619-464-3856

*each day will include a one-hour lunch break

**A sliding scale fee structure is available for those who qualify. If you would like to be considered for a fee reduction, please let us know when you call to register.

Pas de Deux Lab

June 29, 2007

Thursday July 5th
Wednesday, July 11th
Wednesday, July 18th
Wednesday, July 25th

11am-1pm

A ballet based warm-up will be given at 10:45am.

Stage 7™s new Pas de Deux Lab will explore principles of partnership from contemporary ballet backward toward classical ballet techniques.

Movement problems will explore the following:

  • How do we communicate with weight?
  • What perceptual skills support effective collaboration in dance?
  • What makes the space between us dynamic and useful?
  • How can we harness principles of leverage and displacement to share power?

Expect an experimental, experiential approach!

Expect to have fun!!

Class will be conducted with guidance and direction from Kathryn Irey.

Yoga for Dancers

June 29, 2007

NOTICE: Class will resume on Tuesday November 6th, 2007

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beginning Tuesday July 3rd
continuing weekly

10-11:30am

Through the practice of Asana and the coordination of intention, breath and movement, we will balance strength and suppleness in our form and cultivate a non-judgmental attitude toward our body.

Lead by Justin Morrison