FREE Contemporary Technique Master Class with Patrick O'Brien
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

FREE Contemporary Technique Master Class with Patrick O'Brien

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Patrick O’Brien’s contemporary technique class builds skills and strategies to deepen the body's understanding of momentum, efficiency, and dynamics. The warm-up floor exercises encourage dancers to think differently about absorbing weight into the ground, and structured improvisations ignite tactile awareness and an internal rhythm.

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Introduction to the game of Capoeira (All levels)
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to the game of Capoeira (All levels)

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Capoeira is a martial art that combines dance, acrobatics, partner work, and self defense. The game of Capoeira uses cartwheels, kicks, and ground movements to create a dialogue between two partners. All levels are welcome to this intro class meant to dip your toes into the game of Capoeira. 

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History of Dance Exchange Between America and Japan During Formative Years of Modern Dance (1920-1950)
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

History of Dance Exchange Between America and Japan During Formative Years of Modern Dance (1920-1950)

Master Class 1:00 - 2:50pm with Miki Orihara and guest artist 

Lecture 3:00 - 4:30pm with Miki Orihara, Norton Owen, and guest artist 

Class will include learning Dalcroze 20 gestures and a section of Seiko Takata's "Mother(1938)***Lecture will focus on History of Dance Exchange Between America and Japan During Formative Years of Modern Dance. Discussion lead by Norton Owen, Director of Preservation at Jacob's Pillow.

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Contemporary Technique Master Class (Free Admission)
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Contemporary Technique Master Class (Free Admission)

This workshop focuses on physical research through the study of floor techniques, improvisation, and structure movement. Discovering Motor mechanics of moving into, out of, and around the floor we will work on how to exert energy efficiently using various surfaces of the body as mobilizers. Through physical, athletic, and dynamic movement, participants will be encouraged to reach their full movement potential. The final phrase will draw from Rovaco Dance Company’s exciting repertory work!

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