With Fern Katz
In this class, we will explore the building blocks of floorwork technique. This includes spiraling in and out of the floor, basic acrobatics commonly found in contemporary dance, working with the floor as a dance partner, shifting weight, axis, and center of gravity. Class will typically start with a vigorous warmup, move to the center for a floorwork phrase, and end with a big, juicy contemporary phrase. In addition to contemporary floorwork technique, you can also expect to play with stage presence, performance quality, dance making, and improvisation. This class is appropriate for those with a strong background in movement who are looking to build floorwork technique from the ground up. Most importantly, in this class we will co-create an environment that encourages each individual to build productive mental tools that will efficiently strengthen performative skills.