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VOICES & VISIONS with Contemporary Artists Workshop Culminates in Two Performances at The Ailey Citigroup Theater….

September 14, 2013


Takes you from the studio to the stage in a 4 week workshop series….

This four-week workshop will challenge the limits of your creativity, increase your technique and expand your versatility in dance. Participants will experience choreography designed to develop performance skills and cultivate artistry.

Rehearsal schedules and descriptions below…

Voices & Visions Workshop with Jennifer Archibald


Sat., Sept.  28, Oct. 5, 12,  6:00–9:00pm
Thurs., Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 8:00-10:00pm
Fri., Oct. 18, 8:00-10:00pm

 To Register

In this repertory/performance workshop a new work will be created. Archibald will use her contemporary background and incorporate classical, street, and jazz aesthetics for movement development. Special attention is placed on discovering ways to move with expansive, easy efficiency.  Repertory will also be a place for critical thinking and reflection.   Learning to dance set material will not be isolated from creative exploration.  The process will focus on the expansion of movement possibilities and character analysis for each dancer; the environment will encourage the participants to embrace confidence and authority over our moving bodies. Email with Visions in the subject line before registering.

Voices & Visions Workshop with Sidra Bell 


Tues., Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15 8:00–10:00pm
Sun., Sept. 22, Oct. 6,13 4:00–7:00pm
Wed., Oct. 16 8:30-10:30pm

To Register

Sidra Bell has crafted a unique and comprehensive approach and system to unlocking the creative potential in each artist by developing movement that evolves from the inside out, both physically and intellectually. The workshop explores a highly articulate body emphasizing organization, description, effort, risk, clarity, observation, abandon, impulse, breath, gesture, weight, touch, space, sound, direction, and line. Touch, therapy, psychology, state of mind, and awareness are cornerstones of the workshop. Artists of various backgrounds and experience can discover their individual voice and a deeper physical understanding.

Voices & Visions Workshop with Malcolm Low


Tues., Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 8:00-10:30pm
Thurs., Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 8:00-10:30pm

To Register

Malcolm Low will be working in this workshop on concepts and themes that he has gathered from working with Crystal Pite.  We will construct several different dance phrases that will focus on musicality while deconstructing those same phrases to give different textures to the movement.   Mr. Low will also use concepts and themes that he used while choreographing on Ailey II last year which has people dancing while staying in constant connection with one another, thus building a community and trust.  This is a workshop that will be highly physically.

Voices & Visions Workshop with Michael Leon Thomas


Sun., Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13 4:30-7:30pm
Fri., Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 8:00-10:00pm

To Register

In a creative learning environment, Michael Leon Thomas will teach a phrase of movement, and along with the participants, use that phrase to build a new work inspired by the dancers that will utilize their strengths.  Encouraging each performer to challenge both body and mind, the rehearsals serve as a place where the dancers can explore and develop their performance sensibilities. Driven by the music, Thomas’ choreographic style is a soulful blend of contemporary movement that he uses to create new worlds and the people in them.

Voices & Visions Workshop with Manuel Vignoulle


Sat., Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 5:00-8:00pm
Tues., Sept. 24, Oct.1, 8, 15 8:00-10:00pm

To Register

 With a strong contemporary background, Manuel challenges dancers to enhance their boundaries of movement. This workshop will challenge you physically with a diverse movement quality, and push the boundaries of your creative voice and improvisational skills. This will be a creative process, come prepared to grow not only as a dancer but as an artist.

All workshops culminate in two performances at

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

Sat., Oct.19 at 7:00pm

Sun., Oct. 20 at 3:00pm

Cost per Workshop


(includes performance participation fee)

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