Ongoing classes intended for dancers who desire a thorough and thoughtful practice or tune up. We offer a range of classes from open company classes that are rooted in the style of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to master classes with Live Arts’ season artists and professional teachers including dancers in the company.
Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.
We will begin releasing spots to the wait list 5 minutes prior to the beginning of each class.
The two-hour Shared Practice will showcase aspects of the world premiere piece Stories by Hand, by Preeti Vasudevan. The background of this process is based on identity and memories. The audience will see a rehearsal of excerpted parts in a ‘stop-and-go’ manner.
The time will be spilt by involving the audience to participate through writing, drawing and moving as part of Preeti’s work to see the impact of her rehearsal on their own memories.
In Shared Practice workshops, Live Arts season artists share the physical and creative practices behind their work. Each process focused session provides participants an opportunity to recharge their own artistry by experiencing different approaches to making and moving with similarly-motivated professionals.
In this class we will investigate the characteristics of various visual mediums: photography, drawing, film, etc, as a way to discern each participant’s aesthetic. We will use these as choreographic tools to create the experience we want. This class will encourage collaboration between participants and is more of a creative process than movement class. Each participant should bring a notebook and whatever camera device they are fluent in.
Workshop led by Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey.
Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and creative challenges culminate in lush, expressive phrase work. Class schedule below:
Our shared practice session is shaped by the premises of The Making Room: making in parallel; making in response. Taking turns making movement (and structure), seeing how we each work, continuing until our dances are made. Sue and Bebe will work with all the artists in back-and-forths as they compose, starting from scratch. This session of parallel play offers the opportunity to work in relation rather than in collaboration, sharing our best practices.
While practicing the performance and performing the practice, we will delve into the multiplicity of the body in relationship to time, space, each other and the viewer. Through physical practices, we will create and take apart, build and dismantle or take apart and create and dismantle and build, with the goal of honing a more alive performance experience for both performer and audience.
Open Company Classes with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Progressing from somatic floor work to standing exercises, technical and creative challenges culminate in lush, expressive phrase work.
Monday: I-Ling Liu
Tuesday: Jenna Riegel
Wedesday: Shane Larson
Thursday: Christina Robson
Friday: Carlo Antonio Villanueva