TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

MASTER CLASS WITH CHARLES SLENDER-WHITE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF FACT/SF

*Los Angeles Dancers* Charles Slender-White, Artistic Director of FACT/SF, will be teaching a master class while they are in town for our PORT performances.

Countertechnique & FACT/SF Repertory:
In this workshop, Slender-White will teach a 2-hour Countertechnique class and a section of choreography from FACT/SF's newest work, Remains. Developed by Anouk van Dijk, Countertechnique stretches, coordinates, and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina, and really move. Class starts with a recurring set of exercises, and builds towards luscious movement combinations designed to help dancers use less energy, lose their fear of taking risks, and gain speed in changing direction. By continuously and sequentially directing and counter directing parts of the body through space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever-changing dynamic balance, which reduces the pressure on the overall body structure. The consistent use of the counter direction in all movements is key to the technique; both the awareness and application of this principle is trained throughout class. We will continue to apply this principle with the FACT/SF Repertory, so dancers can experience how Countertechnique ideas can work in choreography and performance. The workshop is geared towards Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional dancers.

Bio:
Charles Slender-White is the Founding and Artistic Director of FACT/SF. He began his career with Tatiana Baganova’s Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and has since performed, made choreography, and taught across North America, Europe, Russia, and in Hong Kong and Australia. Charles’ work has been commissioned by the US Department of State, CounterPulse, Acid Rain (Chelyabinsk), Dialogue Dance (Kostroma), and others. He has been a Countertechnique practitioner for 12 years, and is one of 28 Countertechnique Teachers worldwide. Charles spent 2012 in mentorship with Elizabeth Streb as part of CHIME Across Borders, and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with degrees in English Literature and Dance & Performance Studies.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 from 10:00AM - 1:00pm
Brockus Project Studios in Downtown LA
618B Moulton Ave. Los Angeles, CA

WORKSHOP FEE: $15

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OPEN COMPANY CLASS

For our upcoming Open Company Classes, we are having a special Guest Teacher for an 8-week series!! ROSANNA TAVAREZ is a former Guest Artist with LACDC and 1 of 2 certified Countertechnique teachers based in Los Angeles.

The Countertechnique class is an intermediate/advanced contemporary technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction. Pre-Registration not required.

SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 26, 2017
Every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Brockus Project Studios in Downtown LA
618B Moulton Ave. Los Angeles, CA

CLASS PRICE: Single $12 / 3 classes $30

INTRO TO MODERN DANCE

INTRO TO MODERN DANCE (formerly known as Community Class) is for dancers of any age or ability who are interested in exploring modern dance at a beginning/intermediate level. Taught by Eva Angeloff, we will practice release technique, finding the ways that gravity influences movement initiation, flow and ease, and body articulation. There will be a structured center warm up, juicy floor work, brief sequences of choreography, and opportunities to explore and create. All are welcome! Pre-Registration not required.

SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 25, 2017
Every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Brockus Project Studios in Downtown LA
618B Moulton Ave. Los Angeles, CA

CLASS PRICE: Single $12 / 3 classes $30