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Classes and Workshops

March 2019: A FULL MONTH of classes and workshops in Alserkal

SATURDAYS

Catalyst Training 3-4pm

EMBODIMENT PRACTICE + ROBUST PHYSICALITY

Catalyst uses a unique fusion of strength training, cardio, yoga and free movement exercises to tap into your body’s natural patterns. The result is that you’ll get your heart pumping and your muscles burning, while you build body awareness and learn to move freely. Catalyst is one of the first full body, challenging workouts to incorporate effective body/mind training and awareness techniques into the class. Great physical training for dancers! And non-dancers alike!

Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue
4-week series
March 2, 9, 16, 23
All four weeks together: AED 320
https://www.facebook.com/events/365670494022453/

Contemporary Partnering 4:15-5:15pm

Learn the basics of lifting, to move freely with others, to create duo / trio work, and develop physical listening skills.
In this class series, we will develop the basic skills of contemporary partnering and lifting. This is the baseline for creating / performing contemporary duo or trio work. We will use ideas from Contact Improvisation, Physical Theater, and Partner Acrobatics to create a blend of techniques that allow dancers to move freely with each other.
We will develop physical listening skills, anatomical knowledge of lifting, and work on strength, flexibility, and grace.

Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue
4-week series
March 2, 9, 16, 23
All four weeks together: AED 320
https://www.facebook.com/events/260491058160649/

SUNDAYS

Loom Ensemble Training 7-9:30pm


This is Loom’s signature workshop that has helped shape the Dubai theater community since 2013. Loom creates “devised theater,” meaning performers are up on their feet creating the shows themselves. Participants are guided through the process of creating their own characters, spoken lines, movement and even song.

No previous experience required.

at thejamjar, Al Serkal
4-week series
March 3, 10, 17, 24
Entire 4-week series (10 hours of training!): 500 AED
https://www.facebook.com/events/783593985358742/

 

MONDAYS

Dance Conditioning 7-8pm


Strength, flexibility, anatomical knowledge, and co-ordination are essential skills for dancers. Come spend an entire hour focused on training your body to be in the best possible condition to improve your dancing and stay healthy. This class is a great way to learn to take care of your dynamic body!

thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue
4-week series
Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25
Each 4-week series: 300 AED
Package both class series together, 7-9:30pm, 500 AED

https://www.facebook.com/events/707855762948946/

Contemporary Dance 8:15-9:30


This class is great for both beginning and experienced dancers, and will leave you feeling creative, healthy, and inspired. Class begins with a technique based warm-up with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, and balance. Next, we’ll do a series of exercises to build specific skills and an ability to move freely with grace. We’ll end by learning a contemporary phrase, practicing full-body movement and dynamic performing.

thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue
4-week series
Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25
Each 4-week series: 300 AED
Package both class series together, 7-9:30pm, 500 AED

https://www.facebook.com/events/707855762948946/

TUESDAYS

Contact Improvisation 7-9pm


An improvised partner dance form.

Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue
7-8pm class into 8-9pm open dancing
Drop-in, March 5 – April 23
Class Cost: 80 AED
https://www.facebook.com/groups/contactimprovdubai/

E-mail LoomEnsemble@gmail.com to register

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Loom’s “Dance Theater Workshop” is led Neva Cockrell and Raphael Sacks, two of the co-founders of Loom Ensemble.

Neva has a background in contemporary dance and choreography, creates athletic full body movement, and has collaborated with artists of all disciplines.

Raphael is an actor, singer and yoga teacher, with performance experience acting the classics as well as in collaborative, ensemble-based theatermaking.

They do “training” every day, and see ongoing artist training as the basic ground for performance research and development of new works.