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Contemporary/Modern Dance

Nejla Yatkin’s workshop begins with a thorough warm-up focused on strengthening, lengthening, and preparing the body for an investigation of movement possibilities. With a weighted approach, we explore exercises that redirect momentum in and out of the floor and up into the air. This cultivates a sense of ease that allows for an alert dancer, conscious of the body's architecture in off-balance, explosive and suspended three-dimensional situations. We also tackle improvisational problems often using partnered work in dialogue with set phrase work to encourage spatially aware intuitive choice-making. At the base of this class is a joy of movement captured in a final dance that is a complex play of full-bodied potential through space.

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