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.
More info: http://kunyanglin.org/workshop.htm
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