Image Description: Anna is dressed in black pants and a black tank top, wearing a white mask and neon green sneakers. Her legs are crossed and bent as her torso twists to her right. Her left hand reaches up to touch her forehead as her right arms extends slightly behind her. The background is out of focus and shows Anna on a gray cement floor with brick walls behind her. Photo by Maria Baranova.
Ground and Sky with Anna Sperber
Saturday, June 5th at 12-1:30pm
*This class already happened! Thanks to all who attended.
We will move through a guided warm up together drawing on somatic practices and anatomical imagery to find ease, articulation and support through the pathways of our bodies. Through improvisational scores, and movement sequences we will move to cultivate a grounded relationship with the space inside and outside ourselves and to find freedom and activation through the shared time of dancing together, for ourselves and each other.
Anna Sperber is a choreographer, performer and teacher originally from Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been described by The New York Times as “immediately compelling” and “wonderfully strange” with “moments of theatrical magic.” Her performances are rooted in the potential for perceptual transformation, embodying a tension between formality and chaotic wildness. Sperber’s work has been commissioned by The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater’s UNLEASHED Series at New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, The Chocolate Factory, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City, as well as by the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. She has been an artist in residence at the Marble House Project, Bogliasco Foundation, The Yard, MacDowell, Yaddo, CPR, Gibney Dance/ Dance in Process, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, LMCC on Governors Island, and Movement Research.
Though we request pre-registration, we recommend paying for class at the event. We cannot accommodate refunds and the weather is unpredictable!
Payment is via a tiered system based on economic position. Determine your place on these scales by considering your circumstances of inherited wealth (financial and social capital) / other sources of financial support. Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Disabled, and Trans* folx may pay outside these tiers.
$7-15 - Unemployed
$15-25 - Stable Employment
$25-50 - Artist Supporter
Masks must be worn by participants except when away from the group to drink water, eat a snack, or take a breather. The facilitator may occasionally, briefly pull down their mask when distanced from others so as to be heard. Please keep about 2+ feet distance between yourself and others.