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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Technique
February 14, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely
|Taught by Artistic Director DeAnna Pellecchia, this contemporary technique class introduces dancers to the somatic world of KAIROS Dance Theater. Exercises and warm-ups incorporating Capoeira, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Initiation work, partnering and more invite students to find a fuller use of space, nuance and strength. Students also learn phrase work from KAIROS repertory which blends free-wheeling turns and leaps with sudden inversions, extreme suspended shapes, rhythmic isolations, quirky gestures, and intricate footwork.
The first half of each class focuses on building strength, flexibility and coordination with an emphasis on understanding proper alignment, re-patterning learned movement behavior and cultivating deeper body awareness. Each class starts with a fast-paced warm-up that integrates exercises from Yoga, Pilates, Dance and Martial Arts. The second half focuses on learning new vocabulary and choreographed phrases that focus on spatial awareness, musicality, and performance qualities. Improvisational strategies are an integral component to KAIROS’s creative process and will also be interspersed throughout classes. An introduction to movement practices including 1,000 Voices, Action Theater, and Listening Strategies aim to expand the potential of a dancer’s performative power and amplify stage presence.
About the company: Boston’s KAIROS Dance Theater is an eclectic contemporary dance company committed to creating emotionally powerful, viscerally charged performance art. Founded by Artistic Directors DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz, KAIROS engages audiences with innovative performances and workshops throughout the Boston area and beyond. Combining strong dance technique with affecting performances, rich visual imagery, music and digital technology, KAIROS creates an emotionally commanding physical landscape that pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance.