JULY 29 – AUG 2
Contemporary Technique offered to professional dancers, movers and physical actors
@ CHI Movement Arts Center M-W-F 10:30am-12pm | Th 5:30-7 pm
Drop in: $15. Professional/ student rate: $12
“Movement Lab’s” goal is to serve as a vehicle for dancers to evaluate muscular/structural potential and limits. Through this exploration, we will find ways to move more freely and expressively. The class will explore the relationship between gravity and momentum and emphasize on releasing one’s body to find its maximum length, strength, and freedom. We focus on building our awareness to question how we perform movement quality, how we make our choices, and how we cultivate specificity and attention to detail with imagination. The Lab is focused on finding cognitive playfulness in a movement practice, which in turn allows us to be more dexterous and agile. A self-exploratory and self-explanatory approach through structured movement sequences combined with improvisational practice is the central component to this class. The choreography exercises simply provide structure for which we can practice moving, and gather new information for our physical bodies as we consciously move.
Each class will progress through warm-up, center floor exercises, and choreography as we work on integrating movement concepts into a physical manifestation.
Eun Jung Choi, featured as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2012, is a movement artist who has been working professionally for the past 16 years in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Korea. Since 2008, she has been Artistic Co-Director of Da·Da·Dance Project, a duet repertory dance theater. The company’s repertoire has been seen at Live Arts Festival’s “eight”, Seoul International Dance Festival (Korea), National Institute of Bellas Artes (Mexico City) La MaMa Moves, Performance Mix, nEW Festival, Painted Bride Arts Center, XI Muestra Internacional de Danza Contemporánea, Joyce SoHo, and Hollins University among many others. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Live Arts Brewery 2011-2012. For more info: http://www.eunjungchoi.org
5-Day Intensive Contemporary Dance Technique offered to professional dancers who would like to take physical risks!
Erick Montes’ says:
“The workshop is titled “Movement Matters” reflecting on the necessity of physical movement as a performer/dancer today. In my understanding, movement is an extension and expression of dancer’s consciousness and uniqueness. A dancer’s capacity and creativity through kinetic movement is as important as the dancer’s personality to create a choreographic work. Throughout this five-day workshop, I will visit some movement materials of my own creation that suggest self-control and spatial awareness with fun, athletic, risky movement that will motivate dancers to use their imagination to approach the materials. We will start from conscious floor warm-up series based on breathing and actions of decompression. From there, we will expand to standup series, focusing on strengthening legs and lower back, perception of space and risk taking in the body.”
For more information and questions, email Eun Jung Choi, email@example.com
Erick Montes joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 2003. He trained at the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Mexico City, and in 2004 he was featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch”. He holds a fellowship in choreography from The New York Foundation for the Arts. He has presented his choreography in Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. In 2010 he worked in collaboration with choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Yin Mey in the creation of a Ballet for the National Dance Academy of Beijing, China.
Eun Jung Choi bailarina de origen coreano que junto con Guillermo Ortega fundó Da Da Dance Project en Nueva York, una compañía de repertorio de duetos inspirada en el movimiento Dada, y ahora brinda el taller Análisis cinético en movimiento del 12 al 16 de julio de 18:30 a 20:30 horas. Costo $1,500.00
“Movement Lab’s” goal is to serve as a vehicle for dancers and movers to evaluate muscular/structural potential and limits. Through this exploration, we will find ways to move more freely and expressively. The Lab is focused on finding cognitive playfulness in a movement practice, which in turn allows us to be more dexterous and agile. This class is designed to activate our intellectual curiosity, imagination, and creativity. A self-exploratory and self-explanatory approach is the central component to this class.
There will be a set of exercises that will be taught each day. The importance in this class is not about repeating the choreography with precision. The choreography exercises simply provide structure for which we can practice moving and gather new information for ourselves and our body as we consciously move.