Techniques with Angie Pittman
Thursday, March 25 at 12:30-2pm EDT
*Join Angie Pittman in conversation with Hyp-ACCESS, Angie Hauser, and Jasmine Hearn on Wednesday, March 24 at 6pm EDT
ABOUT THE CLASS:
Rooted in Angie’s experience of dancing the Black Radical Tradition, this class will concentrate on the relationship of the pelvis to the earth and negotiate the body's capacity for expansive movement. We will work with the imagery and organizing principles of Umfundalai, folkloric superheroes, improvisation, and Bartenieff Fundamentals. We will navigate that material through floorwork, breath, self-massage, set phrase work and improvisational scores. All while letting the backspace be responsive, mobile, and listening.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Angie Pittman is a New York based Bessie award-winning dance artist. Her choreographic work has been performed at The Kitchen, Gibney Dance, BAAD! (BlaktinX Performance Series), Movement Research at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, STooPS, The Domestic Performance Agency, The KnockDown Center(Sunday Service), The Invisible Dog(Catch 73), and Danspace Project (Food for Thought 2017, Draftworks, Platform 2018, A Shared Evening of New Work 2019). Angie has had the pleasure of dancing in work by MBDance, Ralph Lemon, Tere O'Connor, Cynthia Oliver, Anna Sperber, Donna Uchizono Company, Jennifer Monson, Kim Brandt, Tess Dworman, Antonio Ramos and many others. Angie has also been able to create collaboratively with Jasmine Hearn, Jonathan Gonzalez, Athena Kokoronis, and Anita Mullin. She holds a MFA in Dance and Choreography with a graduate minor in African American Studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a M’Singha Wuti certified teacher of the Umfundalai technique. Angie’s work resides in a space that investigates how the body moves through ballad, groove, sparkle, spirit, spirituals, ancestry, vulnerability, and power.