Laurel Desmarais returns to New Dialect for a weeklong contemporary movement intensive for intermediate and advanced dancers that combines principles of somatics, yoga, release technique, and contemporary ballet.
Class begins with gentle centering exercises to integrate core movement patterns, breath-support and embodied awareness. Progressions include finding the relationships between fall and rebound, articulation and flow, momentum and kinetic range. This class strives to create an environment for dancers to explore multi-dimensional organic movement that can translate into any setting.
We accept cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. Prepay online or at the door. No pre-registration is 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.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Laurel has been a movement educator and freelance artist for the past eight years in New York City. She has taught for institutions as Dance New Amsterdam, Chez Bushwick and the Dance Forum Festival in Sweden. Most recently she collaborated with photographer Emra Islek on multi-media project Subliminal involving pinhole photography and live piano composition. She assisted Max Stone for the Complexions summer dance program and Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake as well as traveled to Sweden for the annual Dance Forum; a ten day festival bringing together dancers from all over the world.