Moving from the inside/out and outside/in with Kyle Marshall
Friday, May 14th at 1-2:30pm
*limited to 19 participants
My class draws influences from post-modern and black dance aesthetics. I see improvisation is a practice deeply embedded in Black Art traditions. With this perspective, we will begin by moving to discover the history of our bodies and feel its power for innovation. Warm up exercises will emphasize rhythm, spine articulation, footwork, alignment, momentum and groundedness. Phrasework will finish the class to encourage memory, physical specificity, and the satisfaction of dancing in the company of others. We will use this opportunity outdoors to enhance our use of space and find inspiration in the elements. Please bring layers in case of heat, cool air or damp grass. Bring your own water! Personal preference of sneakers or barefeet.
Kyle Marshall is a choreographer, performer and teaching artist. He recently received the 2020 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award and a NY “Bessie” Award nomination for the production “Colored”. His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Since inception in 2014, KMC has performed at venues including: BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Joe’s Pub at the Public, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, NYC Summerstage, and Roulette. He has also received commissions from "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair's Dance Festival and Harlem Stage. Marshall has been in residence at the 92nd st Y, CPR, Jamaica Performing Arts Center and currently is a Resident Performance Artist at MANA Contemporary. As a teacher, Marshall conducts dance masterclasses and creative workshops at schools including; American Dance Festival, Montclair State University, Ailey/Fordham, County Prep High School and Bloomfield College. Kyle is a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. He also danced with doug elkins choreography etc., and Tiffany Mills Company. Kyle graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and resides in Jersey City.
If class cannot be held due to inclement weather, this class will be rescheduled for another time when we can gather outside. No Zoom!
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 at all times! You may move away from the group to drink water or eat a snack. Physical distancing of 3 feet is required.