Image Description: A white woman with a shaved head under photo light and in front of a black background wearing a beige tank top with a black sports bra showing. You can see the top portion of the pants which have a black waistband and maroon/blue pinstripes. Her right arm is extended and rotated slightly inward with her left hand on her right shoulder. Her focus is cast downward looking towards the right wrist. Photo by Jim Coleman
Petals with Jennifer Nugent
Monday, July 19 at 6:30-8pm
Each Petal explores awareness, which could be considered spaciousness, in the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encouraging an experiencing mode in physicality; inviting a play with tipping, falling, and suspending off center simultaneously to find a flexible base of support. Inside each Petal we balance sensation, instinct, and the inherent musicality inside the body with the challenges of moving inside a set pattern or form. The idea of Petals is to pass through a repetitive structure and renegotiating our relationship to self while in conversation with movement.
Jennifer's teaching and dancing is inspired by all her teachers and mentors, most profoundly by Ann Cummings, Patricia Cummings, Linda Rogers Albritton, Beatrice LaVerne, Daniel Lepkoff, Wendell Beavers, Dale Andree, Bambi Anderson, Gerri Houlihan, David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Paul Matteson, Wendy Woodson, and Patty Townsend. Jennifer Nugent danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company from 2009-2014, Paul Matteson, from 2004-2021, and David Dorfman Dance from 1999-2007. Nugent received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2019 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
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 will not be required for class IF everyone in attendance agrees to a masks-optional class during an eyes-closed, anonymous vote at the beginning of class.