Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Class with Nate Dryden

Dance Art Group / Movement Arts Research
Thursdays 6:15-8:15pm
Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue, Kawasaki Studio
$15/class; series discounts; drop-ins and all experience levels welcome
Info at Dance Art Group

DAG/MAR features weekly classes in improvisation, performance, creative process and composition, contact improvisation, somatic education, New Dance techniques and other dance realms, with a different local teacher/topic each month.

September 9-23 (no class 9/30):

How does a dancer negotiate moving from an inner poetic state into physical and energetic partnering with other dancers negotiating the same? These classes will present participants with different releasing practices that may be taken into experimental partnering and/or contact improvisation. Image-guided floor work and hands-on partner studies assist in the easing of tension and energy blockages in the physical self while catalyzing creativity and spontaneous movement. Continuing to cultivate this releasing state, dancers are then guided to shift into forms of improvised partnering. Afterwards, we can open up discussion of the various successes and challenges within such practice. Classes will be facilitated to include varying levels of releasing and partnering experience.

Nathan Dryden is an independent choreographer, director, performer and teacher working in dance, theatre, aerial arts, improvisation and releasing. He is a certified Skinner Releasing Technique instructor and teaches at institutes and festivals in the USA and internationally.

Coming in October: Tonya Lockyer!

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