Workshop Details Trisha Brown Dance Company Technique and Repertory

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Trisha Brown Dance Company Technique and Repertory Trisha Brown Dance Company Technique and Repertory
Trisha Brown Aug 2, 2010 - Aug 6, 2010; Mon - Fri

Technique: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Repertory: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description
Technique class will explore fundamentals that are integral to understanding the range and detail of the Trisha Brown Dance Company movement style. Emphasis is placed on learning movement as the Company does: with attention to detail, spatial clarity, performance quality, and an awareness of dancing with others. Classes begin with a warm-up emphasizing the coordination of alignment, breath, and weight to bring space, direction, and flow of energy through the joints. Concepts emphasized in technique will be applied to Company repertory.

The Trisha Brown Dance Company has presented the work of its legendary artistic director for more than 35 years. Founded in 1970 when Trisha Brown branched out from the experimental Judson Dance Theater to work with her own group of dancers, TBDC offered its first performances at alternative sites in Manhattan’s SoHo. Today, the Company is regularly seen in the landmark opera houses of New York, Paris, London, and many other theaters around the world. The repertory has grown from solos and small group pieces to include major evening-length works and collaborations between Ms. Brown and major visual artists.

The workshop will be taught by Mariah Maloney.
Mariah Maloney, originally from Homer, Alaska, is a New York-based teacher, performer and choreographer working throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. From 1995-2002 she performed as a featured soloist and ensemble dancer with Trisha Brown Dance Company creating original roles in Trisha Brown’s Music Cycle as well performing the legendary works: Set and Reset, Newark, Astral Converted and For MG: The Movie, among others.
For Mariah the greatest pedagogical reward comes when she observes a student’s transformation and recognizes that her teaching methods and presence have helped facilitate the student’s growth and development. She focuses on breath and body awareness in order to help students develop proper alignment, a full range of motion, greater coordination, and stability. Today she continues her relationship with the company serving as an international guest artist and a director in re-staging repertory. In December 2008 The Columbia College Chicago Dance Center premiered Mariah’s re-staging of Set and Reset/Reset. Mariah’s choreography is presented in New York at venues such as Judson Church, The Kitchen, St. Marks Church, BRIC Theater and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. Maloney earned a BFA from Purchase College and a MFA from Hollins/ADF. Mariah currently serves as an assistant professor at The College at Brockport SUNY.

Technique, Mon-Fri : $90 (Drop-ins permitted, $20 per class)
Repertory, Mon-Fri : $90 (Drop-ins NOT permitted. Students must take entire week)
Technique & Repertory, Mon - Fri : $170


Photo: Naoya Ikegani/Saitama Arts Foundation