Virtual Class: Dance in the Everyday – Contemporary Movement Study for Adults
Drawing on Rudolf Laban’s choreological principles, explore the building blocks of movement and how each is amplified in dance. Building awareness around action, texture, force, and space, we’ll move through structured explorations, identify habits and affinities, and compose our own moving works of art. All levels and abilities welcome!
Laban’s movement analysis framework has hugely influenced contemporary dancemaking, and his principles are all based in basic human movement. By breaking down our everyday movements into categories of Body, Action, Space, Dynamics, and Relationships, we will find power in nuance and endless possibilities for creativity. After working through each element as a group, participants will be guided through creating movement phrases that layer each element together. These rich solos that result can be arranged together into dynamic group compositions as well. A great workshop for dancers or performers of any kind, or anyone with a hunger to move!
Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and socks. Bring a notebook and something to write with. Any floor surface at home is fine (hardwood, carpet, outdoors), only cement is not encouraged. Try to find a room with minimal obstructions; class will offer lots of flexibility so a minimum of 6x6 feet of cleared space will allow students to participate fully.
This class will be live-streamed. We will send you details about how to access your class before the class meeting. Technology requirements for participants:
- High speed internet connection
- Electronic device (laptop recommended) with working camera, microphone, and speakers
For more information about Artistree virtual classes, please contact Wendy Seiple at 802-457-3500 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin McNulty is a contemporary dance artist, improviser, and educator. She holds a B.S. from Boston University’s College of Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London. Erin is a company member with Natalie Johnson Dance in Boston and a former principal dancer with Kairos Dance Theater; she has also danced in projects with Eliza Malecki Dance, Rachel Linsky, Zoe Dance Company, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Bethan Peters, and Paula Josa-Jones. Erin has choreographed for stage and film, including a 2018 dance film supported by NEFA's New England Dance Fund, and a 2020 short film commission for the international fringe Shawna Shea Film Festival in collaboration with dance artist Suzannah Dessau. Her live work has been presented by Trinity Laban, Providence Dance Festival, Artbeat, Salem Arts Festival, NACHMO, and Dance for World Community among others. Erin is passionate about thoughtful arts access and inclusive, rigorous dance education. She is a Teaching Artist & Instructional Coach for Boston Ballet's Education & Community Initiatives; and is on dance faculty at Boston University and several local studios. Erin also teaches fitness through Forme Barre Fitness. For more information about Erin, visit her website: erinkmcnulty.com