We enjoy co-facilitating workshops for movers of all ages (fresh, professional, out of practice, and everywhere in between).
Examples of select offerings below. Contact us to request a class, repertory project, or more info.
[Queer] Partnering Workshop
This workshop is about dancing with other bodies. We use physical touch and partnered movement to perform feats of power, to practice consent, to explore our wildness, to experience togetherness, and to find new ways of relating to each other. We co-create and support one another through moments of disorientation and reorientation. We will engage with set and improvised material. Together, we wonder: How can we make this a mess? All are welcome and by the end of class, we want you to feel like a badass.
Beg. Contemporary Technique
Beg. Contemporary is a gentle movement class oriented toward movers who are new or returning to dancing. Drawing from traditional and contemporary forms, we will warm ourselves and practice full, unapologetic embodiment through the practice of phrase work, improvisation, and follow-along exercises to help us cultivate buoyant, adaptive bodies. We will sweat, stretch, and condition.
Virtual Togetherness Class
Partnering with what we've got--surfaces, furniture, objects, air--we will use physical feedback from our spaces to feel ourselves more deeply. This Zoom offering will center improvisation while including a little take-from-it-what-you-need phrasework. We will study relationship, emotion (the extreme and the subtle), texture, weight, permeability, and more. Come as you are. Let's get real.
Image Description: Sofia and Em are seen in movement in a lush green forest. Sofia is slightly bent forward as Em is lifted off the ground, their back arching across Sofia’s back, as their head falls upside down, their arms reaching outward. Sofia looks down at Em as she reaches slightly behind herself to hold one of Em’s legs. Em is wearing orange pants, a pink and red striped shirt, and a a dark purple vest. Sofia is wearing brown pants, and a bright purple long-sleeve blouse. photo © Najy Knee
Image Description: Sofia sits with a group of young dancers at Dancewave who gather round to look at footage on Sofia's iPhone. Sofia is wearing a bright, striped Burt & Ernie-esque short sleeved turtle neck and blue sweatpants. The students wear bright blues and yellows and soft greens, greys, and pinks. photo © Em Papineau
Image Description: Em and Sofia are seen lying down on top of a small blue blowup pool with cash strewn around them on the black floor. Em is outside of the pool, just resting their head on the edge of the pool, looking upward, with both of their hands resting on their lower abdomen. They are wearing black striped shorts and a black and striped short-sleeve shirt. Sofia is lying inside the pool, with a brown notebook open in front of her, as if reading. photo © Derek Fowles