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    Jamison Goodnight

    Jamison Goodnight

    Contemporary / Kinetica

    Biography:



    Jamison Goodnight’s love for dance stemmed from her training with the Vineland Regional Dance Company. As a SUNY Purchase graduate with a BFA in dance performance and an AA in Business Administration she has had the opportunity to work with an array of choreographers and Directors such as Doug Varone, Takehiro Ueyama, Amy Marshall, and Nai-Ni Chen- to name a few. Jamison is a Principal Dancer and an Animato Art method instructor with the Nadine Bommer Dance Company. She feels honored to have the opportunity to share Nadine's beautiful techniques worldwide.

    The Nadine Bommer Dance Company was established in Rishon LeZion, Israel, in 1994 by choreographer Nadine Bommer. Company dancers are graduates of the Academy, nurtured over the years by Bommer herself. Profoundly different in style from the Israeli scene, the dance company brings a distinctive new genre to the world of dance theater with its “Animato Art” method. “Animato” is a word born from “animation” and constitutes a source of evident inspiration in Bommer’s work, manifesting in its rhythms, perspectives, and humor. In 2007 Bommer completed her development of the Animato Art method which defines the companies stylistic character. The company’s movement language, “Kinetica,” was developed by Bommer and draws inspiration from the sea. It builds on following the kinetic energy (the energy of movement in space). Connecting with this energy creates floating watery movement which has no defining form. In Bommer’s creative works, it links to figures and situations which surface from her imagination, the outcome is “Animato Art”. Diverse images convey narratives through the vibrant movement. This symbiotically integrates the worlds of dance and theater while infusing content from the worlds of animation and comedy. Company dancers are not mere technical tools but a fascinating individualized performance as they dive into sensorial worlds changing character. Animato’s authentic style creates engaging energy. Characters and situations single out dancers in a way that has become an identifier of Bommer’s work. A dancer’s extraordinary belief in the character and situation causes the audience to connect to the experience. The honest moments occurring on the stage, create a direct link between the audience and the company.


    Class Description:



    Kinetica is an Improvisational Movement Language inspired by the combination of the endless motion of the sea and kinetic energy in the space. Kinetica invites participants to see life from a different perspective by connecting with oneself through movement. Originally developed for her dancers, in order to provide unique and exciting movement, to support the enrichment of her Animato work. Nadine feels privileged and blessed this technique has evolved for everyone's well being; now sharing, this therapeutic technique, with people all around the world. Through Kinetica, you will experience how to connect to the endless movements of nature and heal your body through a deeply powerful mind and body connection. www.nadinebommer.com

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