Studio laborgras Open Class

Studio laborgras Open Classes

Monday May 22nd - Friday 26th
with Keith A. Thompson
10:00 -12:00
 
Monday May 29th - Friday June 2nd
with laborgras - Arthur
10:00 -12:00

 

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Fee Open Classes:

Open Class costs 8€ you can also buy a ten class card for 70€.

Open Class with Keith A. Thompson

Integration Through Movement Technique
This class is geared towards movement principles that deal with the human body’s design. Warm-up exercises will draw on elements of basic alignment and structural soundness and direct the student toward flexibility, fluidity and power. We will explore and apply these methods to movement phrases involving multiple pathways, quick changing rhythmic patterns, and dynamic shifts of energy. Emphasis in the class will be put on technique exercises leading into a rigorous research that guides the student towards a new integration of mind and body.

 

Keith A. Thompson, Choreographer, teacher, dancer, completed his MFA Research Fellowship in Dance from Bennington College in 2003, danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1992-2001, served as Trisha’s Rehearsal Assistant from 1998-2001, has performed with the Bebe Miller Company and currently performs and is rehearsal director and co-choreographer with the MacArthur Genius Award recipient Liz Lerman;

 

He has taught master classes and workshops in Contemporary Technique, choreography and partnering globally including company classes for laborgras (Berlin), Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin), TsEKh Summer Dance School Moscow Russia, the International Dance Festival (Kyoto, Sapporo, Tokyo Japan), Tanzwerkstatt Europa Festival (Munich), Berlin, Paris, Montpelier France and the Korea Dance Festival (Seoul, Korea);

 

Keith has been faculty at the Florida Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, has served on several university faculties current faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department at Rutgers University, served on artistic panels such as Dance Theater Workshop’s Fresh Tracks and adjudicator for American College Dance Festival Association and Dumbo Dance Festivals in Brooklyn,  since ’06; he has his own company, ‘danceTactics performance group’, has been featured at Harvard University, University of Maryland College Park, the American Dance Festival Faculty Concert, Montpelier International Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop Guest Artist Series 2006 (New York, NY); Dance Boom Festival at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Dixon Place NYC, ICOM at DNA, American Dance Guild Festival, the 15th Anniversary DanceNOW New York Festival, the 2011 Annual Aging in America Conference in San Francisco, the  Annual Feature Length Independent Choreography Festival in Brooklyn NY, Jersey Moves Festival of Dance 2013 at Victoria Theater/New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the 2014 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Also in 2014, Keith was chosen as an alternant for the US Fulbright Scholar Program.