Pulse welcomes dancer, choreographer and educator Paul Dennis A two-evening workshop June 27 & 29, 6-8 p.m. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org Open to all comers ages 12 and up, Paul’s workshop focuses on the Humphrey/Limón “technique,” the exploration of the body’s potential for movement and expression of new choreographic ideas. We will examine this process and explore our own bodies in motion with our different parts as separate, harmonic instruments. We will learn: to control the weight within each part and the power behind it; fall and recovery/rebound; breath, breath phrasing, breath rhythm, suspension, tension and relaxation. Bio: A former member of José Limón Dance Company, Paul Dennis is Associate Director of the White Mountains Summer Dance Festival and Assistant Pro
Our year-end gala and performance, which raised funds for Pulse tuition assistance, gained some wonderful advance press in The Berkshire Edge. Pulse has a strong commitment to making sure that “no one will be turned a way for an inability to pay,” Gorman said, noting the support for financial aid programs that help not only children but seniors on fixed incomes. “This is not just about dance training,” Gorman added. “This is about self-esteem, social skills and engaging with the community.” Read the full article here.
Summer 2016 Katherine Dunham Technique with Certified Dunham Instructor Molly Christie González Tuesdays June 7, 14, 21 @ 6:15-7:45PM $20/class or included in Class Pass memberships For experienced beginners through intermediate+ levels, ages 12-Adult Workshop: Internationally renowned artist/scholar/educator/anthropologist Katherine Dunham created a dance technique and philosophy that unites elements of traditional and social dance forms with classical ballet and modern dance. Through dynamic and polyrhythmic barre exercises, isolations, progressions, and culturally based choreography, this class will strengthen and energize your body, mind, and spirit! Bio: Molly Christie González holds both an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and an MA in Dance Education with Pre-K-12 Teacher C
Ian Spencer Bell – DANCE & POETRY Saturday March 12th – 1:00 – 4:30 PM Class/Performance/Workshop 1:00-2:30 pm: Dance Class Int. + for Teens and Adults 2:30 pm: Ian Performs his new solo 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Dance/Poetry Workshop $20 photo by: Christopher Duggan Ian Spencer Bell will give a showing of his new solo work, which premieres March 17 at The Center in New York City. A brief question and answer period will follow. Bell explores memory and identity through movement and poetry. Class: Dancers explore basic American modern dance movements and consider how that language is used in contemporary practice. Ian’s workshop will explore the relationship between dancing and poetry. Participants will use a few lines of their own writing to create a short d
Matt Pardo Workshop / Modern and Post-Modern techniques January 23rd | 1:00 – 4:00 PM Berkshire Pulse Studios 420 Park Street | Housatonic, MA $20 Pre-Registeration: email@example.com 413.274.6624 Pardo will lead a 3hr workshop exploring different aspects of Modern and Post-Modern techniques. The workshop will begin with a Modern class exploring space, authenticity in movement, and the integration of technique into an organic movement sensibility. After the warm-up class, we will explore a few post-modern compositional elements focusing mainly on the use of movement scores. The workshop will culminate in the creation of our own unique compositions. Life.Long – solo by Matt Pardo Matt choreographed this in the old Berkshire Pulse studios! I hav
Nutshell Playhouse will present Pirates! Sunday, January 31 at 3 PM Free for the whole family! Berkshire Pulse | 420 Park Street Housatonic, MA | 413.274.6624 Elevator Accessibility A swashbuckling adventure featuring bold buccaneers, a mysterious map with a riddle, cursed treasure, a visit to an island that you can’t see, a pirate ghost, and a magical journey to the bottom of the sea. This sea-faring tale features mime, music, masks, and delightful puppets created by Clothespin Puppets. The performance features Berkshire County actors Alexia Trainor, Mark Hohlstein and Chris Brophy, with live music by Don Jordan. Together they bring you a family performance brimming with excitement and theatrical innovation. This project is supported by a grant from the Great Barrington Cult
ZE’EVA COHEN: CREATING A LIFE IN DANCE – Film Screening and Master Class SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st 11:30 – 3:00 p.m. Film Screening/Q & A: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Repertory Master Class: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Free, with a suggested donation of $10-$20 Photo by Jack Mitchell Berkshire Pulse, 420 Park Street, 3rd Floor, Housatonic Berkshire Pulse presents a screening of Ze’eva Cohen: Creating A Life In Dance, a documentary directed and edited by Sharon Kaufman, which received its world premiere at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in February 2014. The screening of the 32-minute film, which focuses on dancer and choreographer Ze’eva Cohen, will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 21 at Berkshire Pulse’s newly renovated
Fred Davis – Film Screening and Ballet Class “From the Streets to the Stage” January 16th | 12:00 – 4:00 PM Berkshire Pulse – 420 Park Street | Housatonic, MA | 3rd FL Free, with a suggested donation of $10-$20 Elevator Access Available Information from:http: streetstostagefilm.org Fredrick Davis travels the world as a professional ballet dancer, but his personal journey began with a broken family and homelessness. At age 11, Davis’ first exposure to dance changed his life. In 1998, he was encouraged to audition for the Department of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Dance Alive program offered in collaboration with Ballet Tennessee. Despite a turbulent personal life, he found inspiration and support from instructors at Ballet Tennessee, Center for Creative Arts, his chu