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.

Deep Learning 1

March 18, 1998

After the literacy-based dance curriculum documented in Deep learning 1, Darnall’s 3rd,4th, and 5th graders danced in many community events.

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

NOTICE: Class will resume Wednesday November 7th

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beginning Wed July 4th
continuing weekly

7-9pm

Weekly sessions will provide structure and practice in improvisation, and will develop perceptual skills crucial to ensemble performance.

Through experimentation, dialogue and guided exercises, dancers will investigate the impact of actively seeing and hearing while moving.

Classes will emphasize:

  • Noticing the impact of “feeling” states in performance.
  • Recognizing ones personal, choreographic “ethic”.
  • The use of choice in creating a collaborative Instant Composition.

Open to dancers from all disciplines.

Drop-ins welcome but continued attendance is encouraged.

"Movement is produced by the rapport of odd elements, of the contrasts of colors between themselves which constitutes Reality." -Robert Delaunay

Facilitated by Justin Morrison