Physical Voice (Composition):
In this class, participants will use improvisation and movement structures as tools for exploring and generating movement and empowering their artistic voice. Participants will work in formats that include collaborative, interdisciplinary, site/specific, and/or installation.
Movement Lab (Contemporary/ Modern):
In this class, participants will find and organic freedom in movement while expanding their physical, expressive, and technical ranges. Gestural, athletic, and organic movement will be explored while challenging the vertical axis. Techniques used include partner work,improvisation, traveling passages, and creating moments of supported, uncontrolled movement.
Ready—Set—Move! For Band directors and their students:
In this active participation program, band directors and their students will explore a stretch program that best fit for their band. The workshops include basic movement (dance) technique that progresses into moving across the floor with a variety of loco-motor and phrase building movements.
Body Notes (Rhythmic Analysis):
In this class, dancers will increase their knowledge of basic music rhythms, and how rhythm structures can be applied to movement. Standard components of the class include improvisational structures, rhythm dictation, rhythm sight-reading, basic rhythmic compositions, voice, and physical rhythm composition studies.
Table Talk (Community Building):
In this workshop, participants bring to the table “hot topics” that encourage verbal dialogue and explore into physical dialogue. Participants discuss, listen, and speak truths about topics facing their community through movement.
In this choreographic workshop, participants will explore text and movement by focusing on the relationship between words and physical language through various structures and games. An assortment of literature can be used as the springboard for explorations.