Fall Performance Workshop at Dance Mission Theater
Sept 9 - Nov 11 3-4:30pm (no classes 10/21 + 10/28)
In this workshop, beginning and intermediate dancers will become a part of the creative process that I use while creating a contemporary dances-- learning choreography, dissecting and rearranging phrase work, partnering, characterization as well as working as a collective unit to create a unique experience.
The performance will be on Saturday November 11th at 5pm in the Theater at Dance Mission. Unlike workshops in the past, this showing will be for our workshop only, offering a chance for your friends and family to come see your performance for free and enjoy snacks and libations after.
Click on the link below, select the workshop tab and scroll down from there. Or call to register (415) 826-4441
Kristin’s approach learning Contemporary is focused on finding alignment of the body, then moving with ease and dynamic energy. Classes will begin with a meditative body scan and improvisation exercises. You will explore articulation of the spine, pelvis, and torso all while finding momentum through the body. Large energetic phrase work will have a constant play with gravity; going in and out of the floor, upside down and traveling though the space with fierce abandonment. Kristin believes that class builds a strong community where you can learn, sweat, and dance it out together.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT MY CLASSES:
"Class was full-bodied, exploring through-line and momentum, and broken down in a way that allowed me to successfully understand the connections between the different moments in the phrase-work – phrases which were filled with powerful movement that defied gravity and then allowed me to yield back into the floor in a satisfying way." -Nichele Van Portfleet, Advanced Contemporary
"Kristin's class makes me feel like a superhero! It's creatively sequenced, challenging, and satisfying. A safe and supportive environment that's perfect for professional dancers and novices alike." -Anna Greenberg, Intermediate Contemporary
"As a complete beginner, the dance floor is daunting. My heart raced when I think about the steps, the turns, and my ungraceful movements. Through Kristin I rediscovered my kinesthetic abilities along with a fun, artistic experience. I learned to use my entire body to push and pull through space and move on and off the floor in all dimensions. Kristin creates a safe and respectful space for all dancers. Her class is exuberant with energy and expression. She breaks down techniques and movement phrases at an easy pace to learn. I appreciate her clear, un-intimidating feedback that allows me to continue enjoy learning and dancing." –Ellie Hu, Beginning Contemporary