The Skeleton Architecture: we (been) hereThe Skeleton Architecture is a vessel of Black womyn and gender nonconforming artists rooted in the rigor and power of the collective in practice. we (been) here is a communing of members of The Skeleton Architecture to explore embodied archive, communal selfhood, and the divine everyday through both private and public practices.
Collective Workshop Offerings for Black Artists -
Saturday, February 11 / 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gibney Dance 280 Broadway / Free Event
The Skeleton Architecture offers a series of free workshops as a safer space for Black bodies to collect and center in particular solidarity:
Public Forum - Sunday, February 12 / 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Gibney Dance 280 Broadway / FreeThe we (been) here Public Forum will discuss lineage, Black magic(k) and why collectivism matters now. Moderated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa with panelists Charmaine Warren, Paloma McGregor, and Ni’Ja Whitson.
Workshops this summer include:
Ruth Grauert & Veronique MacKenzie - Shape/Space and Time/Motion
Peter Kyle & Scott Giguere - Slow Tempo
Robin Gilmore - Mapping the Human Terrain
K.J. Holmes - Combining Disciplines for Creative Performance
Claire Porter - Writing and Moving, a Creativity Retreat
Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig - In the Body, On the Land: Improvisation and Choreography
Susan Rethorst - A Choreographic Mind
Jonathan Trejo - Living the Culture of Mexico through the Dance
This summer’s Institute will examine Internalized Racial Oppression as it manifests both for People of Color and White people and how these manifestations show up in our organizing, creations and collaborations.
Workshops will take place at the NYU Tisch Scool of the Arts.
Register today for the 2017 Summer Intensive!
Join us - June 26 - August 4
at the Martha Graham School
Full-Time Program Auditions Saturday July 1
Find out more here
Doug Varone and Dancers announces the Winter Intensive 2017 from Monday-Saturday, January 9-14, 2017 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Hunter College 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. The Winter Intensive features classes taught by company members and a number of unique special events, providing a supportive community to challenge dancers physically and artistically.
Contemporary Technique taught by Company dancers
Repertory taught by Company dancers
Creative Investigation with Doug Varone
Q&As with Doug and the Company
Drop-in classes will be available for Contemporary Technique Classes and for 2-day Technique and Repertory packages as space permits beginning January 2. Advance registration is required. Please visit Doug Varone and Dancers' Facebook Winter Intensive Event page in January for more information: HERE
Classes are Tuesday evenings @ 6 - 9pm
Facilitated by Karen Bernard with invited guests:
WHO: Rennie Harris, “…the Basquiat of the US Contemporary dance scene, Rennie Harris has literally embodied the history of hip hop dance.” The Times London
WHAT: Rhythm House Master Class and Lecture series-including classes in Foundation/Rhythm House “Eights”, House Floor/Loft, Choreography Combinations, and Hip Hop & Street dance history lectures including an intro to the marriage of Street Dance Vocabulary for the Theater.
WHEN & WHERE: January 13-15, 2017 Friday, January 13, 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday January 14 9:00-6:30pm, Sunday January 10, 2:30-5:15-ODC Theater main stage, 3153 -17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
$300.00 for weekend and $200.00 for locals with state ID, return students and students of University of Colorado Boulder and UCLA. Participants must commit to the entire workshop. In addition if you bring a friend who has never attended or isn't a current student of mine you will receive an additional 100.00 off the fee. To pre-register, go to rennieharrisinc.com Please specify you are registering for RHI. Thanks!
To receive local resident or returned student discount ($100.00 off) partipants must show proof of residence (i.e. driver’s license, local bill with name as recipient) and name used for registration in 2015 at the ODC Desk or welcoming table.
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Kean University, Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."