Adult Dance Class Announcements

New Class: Choreography with Mary Armentrout

By August 30, 2018 2 Comments

An opportunity for emerging choreographers everywhere!

Mondays 7:30-9pm

Session 1: October 15-December 17 (10 classes)
Tuition: $150

Session 2: January 7-April 22 (16 classes)
Tuition: $240
Session 2 culminates with an in-studio showing for Bay Area Dance Week at Matinee Munch Choreographer’s Showcase on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2pm.

This class is a combination of class/lab time, independent rehearsal time, and feedback time.  You will embark on the creation of a dance after a period of small studies and after settling on a topic that interests you, guided by Mary Armentrout, award-winning, internationally-acclaimed choreographer.  This class is open to teens and adults.

Mary Armentrout is a teacher, choreographer, dancer, and Feldenkrais Practitioner and the director of the Mary Armentrout Dance Theater (MADT).  Over the years she has taught movement and dance to many varieties to people ages 4 to 60+.  Her understanding of movement and the human body is informed by her decades of study of Contemporary Modern Dance, Ballet, Butoh, Aikido, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique, and of course the Feldenkrais Method.  Working across disciplines, her experimental choreographic works attempt to viscerally engage and complicate aspects of intentionality, presence, identity, and being-in-the-world for her audiences and recently garnered an Isadora Duncan Dance Award.  Her work has been presented at numerous venues all over the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as across the US and the UK, Europe, and China, recently touring to the Brighton Fringe and appearing in the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

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  • chelley says:

    This class sounds fabulous. Do I understand correctly that one can be of any age and any experience? Is this class designed such that we make dances with each other in class or are we to find our own dancers and build the piece outside of class?
    Thank you

    • Katie Taylor says:

      Chelley, thanks for your comment! This class is for adults and teens, but no experience requirement is needed to enroll. We do offer choreography class in our children’s division as well.

      The class is partially lab time (where dancers make pieces), and there’s likely to be a need to work outside of class time as well. If you’re interested, please feel free to come to the first class tomorrow (Monday 10/15) at 7:30pm. Please email us if you need more information!

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