m o v e m e n t c l a s s -
because it’s part of the air I breathe,
because it’s how I physically make sense of the world,
because it’s survival,
maybe for you too?
movement class is a highly imaginative, highly physical investigation of ourselves as primal movers. Together we cultivate a safe space for building community, risk, rigor and tenderness by embracing kindness, inclusivity and experimentation. We work from the body we bring each day, and we are invited to call upon all the techniques and herstories/theystories/histories that we hold. Rooted in the fundamentals of release technique and postmodern dance, class begins with a sensation-based collage of improvisation and set material. Following impulses that lie just beneath the surface of the skin and deep inside our bones, we will swirl and cast together. We nurture our technique and curiosities through set sequences, improvisation scores and composition games. Class culminates with a set-ish phrase that calls upon desires we have found together, while also challenging us physically and creatively.
i work to hold a safe space for all humans. come get what you need.
my teaching practice is influenced by continued lessons from mentors/teachers/friends - Kendra Portier, Michelle Boulé, Jennifer Nugent, Joanna Kotze, Samita Sinha, Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Anna Sperber, Yanira Castro, Janet Panetta, Lisa Race & Barbara Mahler.
I have been faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, Gibney, Greenwich Country Day High School, MOtiVe Brooklyn and Dancewave in partnership with The Movement. I have recently taught classes through Freeskewl and hosted my own outdoor class in Prospect Park and indoors at my private studio space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I have been a guest teaching artist at University of Maryland-College Park, Amherst College, University of Washington-Seattle, Velocity Dance Center, Western Washington University, Bellingham Rep, Louisiana State University, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Lusher Charter High School and Dancing Grounds. In addition to movement class, a contemporary practices class for adults and professionals, I offer classes in technique, composition & choreography, improvisation, dance history, dance & interdisciplinary creative process & repertory.
wednesday mornings at Gibney 280, 10-11:45a-
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