Pulse welcomes dancer, choreographer
and educator Paul Dennis
A two-evening workshop
June 27 & 29, 6-8 p.m.
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 Professor at UMass Amherst. His career also includes performances with Works/Laura Glenn Dance, Jacob’s Pillow Men’s Dancers: The Ted Shawn Legacy, Janis Brenner and Dancers, Scapegoat Garden, and a 1995 White House performance.
Paul’s current research blends his studies in Laban Movement Analysis and dance with current research in neurosciences to investigate and design movement protocols that aims to support Huntington’s disease patients. His creative activities include an internationally touring solo concert featuring repertory by Reggie Wilson, José Limón, Daniel Nagrin, and others, as well as newly commissioned works by Sidra Bell and Deborah Goffe.
As a Five College faculty member, Paul has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and Hampshire College. He has also been guest artist/faculty in residence for Certamen International de Choreografia in Burgos, Spain; Scuola di Ballo Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy; International Dance Association in Ravenna, CivitanovaDanza; Molinari Arts Center, and; The Rome Opera Ballet.
$40 for two class workshop or $25 for first class only
Intermediate, ages 12-adult