Open Classes

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.

Shared Practice-A Love Supreme
In this workshop you’ll be able to work with the basic principles from the show. Starting with John Coltrane’s eponymous album, you’ll discover together how the qualities of the musicians and their instruments are transformed into material for movement and how this material can engender improvised dance.
Workshop will be taught by rehearsal director, Bryana Fritz, and company dancer, Jason Respillieux of the Rosas Company.
Shared Practice

In Writing and Moving, Inside Outside In, we will explore ways of incorporating text and movement in work generated from two different sources. First, participants will be guided in creating work from their emotions. And second, guided in creating work from an outside source. We will then combine the material we generate and see the value and contrast of opposite ways of working.
Bring paper and pencils. For all levels.

Price: $15. Advance registration is required for participation.

Shared Practice

Acclaimed Israeli choreographer Oded Graf will teach a master class focused on their unique movement language arising from their personalized, intensely physical approach. He will teach excerpts from their repertoire, which has been developed in recent years with Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre.

Yossi and Oded have been collaborating since 2005 and have built a reputation for work that is supremely physical, humorous and provocative. They have performed around the world, created for dance companies and opera houses and won numerous choreography awards. Yossi and Oded offer new ways of looking at dance and exploring performance. They continuously challenge the process of personal and physical investigation, and they strive to create a dialogue with artists from different fields.

Price: $15. Advance registration required for participation.

Shared Practice

In this Shared Practice, we will explore aspects of the process used to develop Skybox. This investigation involves movement, writing, visualization, and sensory exploration. I will guide participants through an investigation of group consciousness and shared imagery as a means for developing complex movement structures and individual narratives. Bring paper and pen.

Off-Site at Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

*$15 for Red Hook Residents – please bring proof of address and pay at the door.

Shared Practice-Stories by Hand

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.

Shared Practice

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.

Open Company Class

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.

Shared Practice

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.

Shared Practice

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.

Open Company Class

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.