Thursday, November 30, 2017

January Class: Deep Improvisation (Heretica)

Heretica Class: Deep Improvisation

When: Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45pm
             Six Week sessions
             January 9 - February 13
Cost:    $60 per full session (no drop-in)/$75 day of (full session only, no drop-ins)

Location:  Bright Star World Dance, Portland, Maine

Heretica comes from the Greek word hairetikós, "one who is able to choose."  Drawing from a variety of contemporary dance styles as well as authentic movement and deep improvisation, Heretica is deep exploration of movement that assists dancers and other movement artists in connecting with the why of movement.  In knowing why we move, we can better determine how we choose to move.

Heretica utilizes techniques such as guided physical meditation, silent improvisation, group rhythmic exploration and theatrical movement, to aid students in creating physical expressions of emotion through movement and foster a seamless connection between mind and body; thought and action. The class is conducted to live music.

Each class includes a warm-up with drills, theatrical dance exercises and cool down.  Optional out of class exercises that will help students build their movement practice at home will also be offered. Students who participate in either full session may be eligible to join the Heretica Student Troupe in  the fall of 2018.

You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement.  You may also want to bring a notebook and a water bottle.

Students of all movement backgrounds are welcome to join the class.  Students should have a solid foundation in their particular movement/dance style.

In order to facilitate free exploration we seek to create a safe space for all types of dancers and movement artists to explore creative expression.  The class is open to all genders and movement forms.  Students should have a solid foundation in their particular movement/dance form.

Note: The studio is located on the third floor of an older building that does not have an elevator.

Holiday Gift Idea!

Dance classes make a great holiday gift.  Gift purchases are good for any of the four workshop dates!  Be sure to include the name of the person you are purchasing the gift for in the notes section when you check out.  I'll email you a printable certificate that you may use to share your gift!

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