January 13-18, 2014
Monday through SATURDAY, 9:30am-6pm daily
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
WHAT MAKES THIS INTENSIVE DIFFERENT
My philosophy for this workshop has always remained straightforward. While our movement classes are designed to build technical strength and body awareness, this is only one small aspect of how we develop as thinking dance artists. As a choreographer, I have always embraced the individual qualities that each of us possess as unique movers. A need to unearth those qualities is what continually draws me to this remarkable art form and creates the center of every work I’ve created. It is paramount that this workshop serves as a safe haven, allowing each dancer to explore the individual in an environment that challenges both body and mind. Providing a supportive community in which to discover these new challenges is essential. I am confident that the unique structure and personal teaching approach of the Company will leave you with new ideas, answers and questions about why we do what we do. I hope you will join us.
--Doug Varone, Artistic Director
Students will participate in each class daily
Contemporary Technique (taught by a rotation of Company members)
This highly technical, movement-based class investigates the line of human movement and how it can affect the broader strokes of our dancing. Through the expansive use of the back and limbs, Varone’s style will be explored through an emphasis on breath, strength, dynamic lyricism and musicality.
Repertory (taught by a rotation of Company members)
In an overview of Varone's work, students will experience the wide range of movement dynamics, emotional nuance and spatial architecture inherent in Varone's choreography.
Creative Investigation and Phrasework (taught by Doug Varone)
The creation of new material will be the emphasis of this class. Phrasework, creative devices and performance skills will be explored in ways that will expand the scope and potential of your dancing and artistry.
See how it all comes together! Each day will feature a different glimpse into the Company’s process. Events may include: lecture/demonstrations, open rehearsals, exploring repertory, and open chats with Doug, the Company, or musicians.
HUNTER COLLEGE, located in the heart of Manhattan, is just blocks from Central Park on the Upper East Side. The Dance program at Hunter College offers major and minor study toward a B.A. degree in Dance and an M.A. degree in Dance Education.
Winter Intensive Costs (prices include $75 non-refundable registration fee)
Tuition for NYC residents*
*must provide 2 forms of proof of residency within the 5 boroughs of New York City, such as a driver’s license, utility bill, etc.