Contemporary 4, for ages 14-adult


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CONTEMPORARY 4 for ages 14 to adult

With Sayer Mansfield and Joe Poulson

Highly physical and dynamic, this class invites dancers into an exploration of contemporary forms. Drawing from a decade of dancing with Pilobolus Dance Theater and Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Sayer’s approach to contemporary movement treats the body as a three dimensional, highly integrated source of power and virtuosity. Class will be structured to include an exploration of improvisation, technical phrase work and partnering techniques. Students will develop skills and comfortability moving on the floor, on their hands, upside down, in the air and with each other. This class will invite dancers to dive into a deep exploration of physical and artistic embodiment, honing technical and performance practices and self expression. For the Spring session, a significant component of this class will be to build a piece for performance. Consistent attendance is a must!

Requirements: Level 4 students are expected to take at least 5 classes a week, with at least one ballet technique class. Class options include flamenco, YCI, broadway jazz, tap, ballet, FunkBox breaking, and supplementing community classes.

January 3 – May 23
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM
$380 for the full session

Plus! *January Guest Series w/ Joe Poulson*

This series is interested in movement articulation and phrase work.  We will begin class investigating our understanding of articulation and phrasing via simple/approachable improvised explorations.  We’ll continue with a set warmup sequence that will accumulate over the series.  Class will develop each day based on what is happening in the room.

January 3-24
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM

Berkshire Pulse