Faculty Profile Mathew James | URBAN TRIBE

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    Mathew James | URBAN TRIBE

    Mathew James | URBAN TRIBE



    Mathew James earned his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts in Performance & Choreography, as well as his Yoga teaching certification at The Perri Institute of Mind and Body. He received his BA at Loyola Marymount University, where he performed repertoire by Barak Marshall and Lillian Barbeito, Co-­Artistic Director of BODYTRAFFIC. Mathew has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Shannon Gillen, Felipe Barrueto of Joe Good Performance Group, former NYC Ballet Soloist Nolan T’sani, Kevin Williamson, and Lauren Adams. He has performed professionally with Red Bucket Dance Theatre, Nickerson­Rossi Dance, Los Angeles Movement Arts, and consistently worked in the commercial industry as a dancer and movement director with brands such as Diesel Jeans and Disney Channel. Mathew produced his first evening-length work, Hostage in Sovereignty, in 2013. Last year, Mathew choreographed a work for the Jewish Community Center: Manhattan, worked with creative team, Sonya Tayeh, The Bengsons, and Joe Lampert on the development of the production, The Lucky Ones, and performed work by Mat Elder Dance in NYC, Baltimore, & Boston. Currently, Mathew is the Artistic Director and Choreographer for U R B A N / T R I B E. Mathew has presented work with U R B A N / T R I B E at Stub Theater in Los Angeles, The Jack Crystal Theater and Access Theater in NYC. U R B A N / T R I B E recently presented work at The Dance Theater Lab in Purchase, an evening length work at Green Space in January 2017,and premiered a new work at the KnJ Theater in February 2017. Mathew is looking forward to being Steffi Nossen Dance's Resident Choreographer in Fall 2017.

    For more Information about Mathew's work visit: Urban-Tribe.org

    Class Description:

    Mathew James ignites the body by weaving ideas embedded in his training as a yoga instructor, competitive wrestler, and dance artist. These blending of techniques are delivered through a social and communal environment that cultivates group support and motivation. This class is designed to condition the mind and body through movement focused on the musculoskeletal system, mind-body connection, and testing the body's limits. By adopting yoga philosophies, the class draws in keen body awareness, flexibility, strength, power, and balance. The class structure allows dancers to have a highly physical experience that challenges them both physically and mentally. Come test your boundaries.

    Photo Credit: Bryan Whitely

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