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Contemporary Cross-Training, April 29-May 31, 2013

  • Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium 2622-2718 Jess Neely Dr Nashville, TN, 37212 United States (map)

Join Banning Bouldin and New Dialect for Contemporary Cross-Training: 1

April 29-May 31 

Mondays-Fridays, 9:30-11am 

Vanderbilt studio C, Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium

This creative series offers advanced/professional dancers the opportunity to study a diverse range of contemporary dance concepts, vocabularies, and techniques on a daily basis. 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. See scheduling, class fees, and descriptions below.



Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11: 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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11: 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.

Fridays, 9:30-11: Carrie Gerow- Explore the timeless classical modern techniques of Jose Limon and Martha Graham, whose vocabularies have given birth to countless new dance techniques and movement theories whether by emulation, evolution, or rebellion. This class will incorporate the concepts of fall, recovery, and rebound drawn from Limon technique and the dramatic strength and spirit of Graham.


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. Studio C doors will be open at 9:00 a.m.