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Contemporary Cross-Training Series: 2


June 17-July 26

Mondays-Fridays from 9:30-11

Houston Station and Vanderbilt Studio C

Special guest and certified Countertechnique® instructor, Joy Davis, presented in partnership with FALL and abrasiveMedia, joins the roster of teachers this series alongside Banning Bouldin, Rebecca Allen, and Carrie Gerow. Joy is one of four Americans certified to teach this renowned approach to contemporary dance developed by Anouk Van Dijk. For more information on Countertechnique®, check out the following links:

www.countertechnique.com

www.facebook.com/countertechnique



Schedule:

Week 1: June 17-21, Houston Station & Vanderbilt Studio C

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30-11 at Houston Station: Joy Davis

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11 at Vanderbilt: Banning Bouldin


Week 2: June 24-28, Vanderbilt Studio C

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11: Rebecca Allen

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11: Banning Bouldin

Fridays, 9:30-11: Carrie Gerow


Week 3: July 1-3, Vanderbilt Studio C

Note: We will NOT be meeting for classes July 4 & 5.

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11: Joy Davis

Tuesday, 9:30-11: Banning Bouldin


Week 4: July 8-12, Vanderbilt Studio C

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11: Rebecca Allen

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11: Banning Bouldin

Friday, 9:30-11: Carrie Gerow


Week 5: July 15-19, Vanderbilt Studio C

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11: Rebecca Allen

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11: Banning Bouldin

Friday, 9:30-11: Carrie Gerow


Week 6: July 22-26, Houston Station & Vanderbilt Studio C

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30-11 at Houston Station: Joy Davis

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11 at Vanderbilt: Banning Bouldin



Class fees:

Unlimited classes: $150

10-class card: $100

5-class card: $50

Drop-ins: $12

All checks should be made payable to Banning Bouldin at the beginning of each class. If you are paying cash, we ask that you bring exact change. Please be sure to arrive early to ensure class starts on time. Doors will be open at 9:00 a.m.


Location:

Houston Station: 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt: Studio C in Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium

 

 

 

Class descriptions:

Joy Davis- Countertechnique® is a contemporary dance technique that stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and move! The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping. The Countertechnique® class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction.

Banning Bouldin- A cohesive and articulate training syllabus for the advanced dancer promoting awareness, stability, and specificity in an environment dedicated to research. Drawing from her extensive professional experience with some of the world's leading contemporary choreographers and instructors, Banning's class utilizes movement fundamentals rooted in Laban and Taylor techniques as influenced by 21st Century dance icons Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Aszure Barton, William Forsythe, and David Zambrano.

Rebecca Allen- Following a ballet class progression with exercises inspired by Cunningham technique and William Forsythe's Improvisation Technologies, this contemporary ballet class is designed to build a healthy balance of strength and flexibility in the lower body, while increasing overall stability and exploring a full range of motion in the upper body.

Carrie Gerow- Together with concepts drawn from anatomy, kinesiology, physiotherapy, Pilates, yoga and meditation, this Limon based class offers space and time to connect with the body as it is, guiding it toward expansive, luminous movement.



About Contemporary Cross-Training:

This creative series offers advanced/professional dancers the opportunity to build strength and stamina, while daily studying a diverse range of contemporary dance concepts and techniques. Designed to be a research lab for both dancers and teaching artists, New Dialect aims to create an environment where gifted teachers are encouraged to explore and refine their syllabi, and all participants are actively engaged in the process of identifying with clarity and confidence their own movement signatures. It is New Dialect’s goal to host and present high-level local, national, and international teaching artists on an ongoing basis. By further informing the dance community of the wide variety of high-quality movement vocabularies existing in the world of 21st century dance, we aspire to contribute to the bright future of contemporary dance in Nashville: training teachers, dancers, and choreographers to give, interpret, and make work that is authentic, well-researched, and inspiring.

 

 

 

Co-Presenters:

In 2010, dancer/choreographer Rebekah Hampton left her work with Perpetual Motion Dance to form FALL, a contemporary dance company specializing in aerial dance, site specific work, as well as traditional dance works. FALL’s goal is to utilize both vertical and horizontal spaces to create innovative, inspiring, and unexpected art, with an emphasis on collaboration with other artists and genres.

www.falldance.org

FALL is a resident artist of abrasiveMedia, an organization that advocates for artists in Nashville by building relationships with the artistic community and making excellent art more accessible for the city.

www.abrasiveMedia.org