Rebekah Hampton Barger, artistic director of Nashville-based aerial dance company FALL, shares her expertise in contemporary dance on and off the ground in Aerial Conditioning + Contemporary Dance.
Combining various aerial dance apparatuses with contemporary dance techniques, this workshop allows dancers to experience gravity & physicality in new ways. The class will incorporate dancing on the ground, in the air, and will use improvisation exercises to encourage shifts in weight, balance, and orientation in space. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
June 1-5 | Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:30 AM @ Houston Station
Full Workshop | 5 sessions $75
Drop In | Single 2-hour session $20
New Dialect accepts cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. There is no online or pre-registration required for this workshop. Doors open at 9 AM. Please be sure to arrive with plenty of time to sign in and warm up before class begins.
Houston Station, 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203
In 2010 Rebekah Hampton Barger relocated to Nashville after spending time in Oklahoma City, OK as a company member and choreographer with modern and aerial dance company Perpetual Motion Dance, and a guest performer and faculty instructor with the Oklahoma City Ballet. Upon arriving in Nashville, Rebekah founded FALL, Nashville’s first aerial and contemporary dance company. Drawing on her multi-disciplinary background Rebekah’s work blends classical and contemporary dance with a mix of aerial fabric and invented structures, examining how the use of various apparatuses can provide a broader range of movement possibilities, create opportunities to explore more dimensions in space, and challenge dancers to experience gravity and their own physicality in new ways.
In addition to directing FALL, Rebekah is a company member with Company Rose, the ballet program director at Ann Carroll School of Dance, a guest instructor for New Dialect’s Contemporary Cross-Training Series, and a resident artist with abrasiveMedia.