Tension Continuums

Tension Continuums

This course is designed to introduce skills and performance sensibilities in the areas of Modern and Contemporary Dance techniques, specifically as they relate to tension, meta-tension, and sequentiality.  Movement will be sourced from an array of USAmerican post-modern and social dance sources (i.e. release techniques, dancehall, Umfundalai), as well as European contemporary dance sources (i.e. Countertechnique, Flying Low, Axis Syllabus technique). Our work will be in the service of defining techniques and values to equip our physical, mental, and emotional bodies with skills to be readily mobile, present, attentive and communicative.  We will explore our bodies in dynamic alignment, moving toward an understanding of the infinities that exist inside and outside of our physical bodies and our metaphysical selves.  Ideally, the course will be a useful tool to ignite growth in students as learners, dancers, and performers.  The course will also include adapted warm-up choreographies developed by dancer and anatomist Irene Dowd, by whom I have been mentored and trained since 2009.