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Modern Dance: Move to Your Own Rules


Adult Enrichment / Fitness & Dance -
Spring 2021

Explore the dynamic art of modern dance in this fun and gentle online class. Originally developed as a rebellion against classical ballet, the practice of modern dance has grown and evolved over the years. This introductory class will start with an investigation of proper alignment, stretches, and warm-up exercises through release techniques. Using approaches inspired by two great artists who helped shape the world of modern dance, Merce Cunningham and José Limón, we will explore how to articulate the spine and gain spatial awareness and rhythmic accuracy with nuanced movements. Utilizing breathing exercises and a sense of grounding, we’ll release joints and activate muscles, applying techniques into short phrases that are planned to work in whatever size space you have available in your home. All levels of experience welcome.

Kelley Donovan

Kelley Donovan has performed work by Ann Carlson and Liz Lerman. She is on the dance faculty at UMass Boston and has been a guest artist at Roger Williams University, Summer Stages Dance and has taught modern dance and choreography at Dance Complex, Green St. Studios, Mark Morris Dance Ctr. and teaches private lessons in technique and choreography over zoom in Cambridge. Her work has been produced by World Music/Crash Arts, Boston Ctr. for the Arts, MIT, Mobius, Tufts, Salem State, Harvard. In New York she has shown work at Movement Research, Martha Graham Dance Ctr, Cunningham Studio, University Settlement, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, and 92nd St. Y. She is currently producing a virtual series called The Speakeasy in 2020 inspired by the 1920s Speakeasy with poetry, dance, music and other performing arts monthly thru 2020. Visit kddcompany.wordpress.com

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FT-Modern Dance

  Kelley Donovan


Online
Wednesdays, Apr 28 - May 19
7:00 - 8:00 PM

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Price: $ 55 00