“Movement Matters” by Erick Montes

AUG 5 – AUG 9

@ The Performance Garage
M-F 10-12 pm

Pre-registeration is encouraged:
Drop in: $15.

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, dada@dadadanceproject.org

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.


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