Take It Back 2: another dance intensive
Last year’s intensive was amazing!
So let’s do it again. All over. This will change the way you think about dance. Seriously, ask anyone who did it last year.
Join me in an intensive dance experience, as we examine three fundamental aspects: Music, Movement and Presence.
We’ll work to develop these three areas in discussions, guided group exercises and explorations, in the supportive atmosphere that The Dark Side Studio is known for.
Music: Using active listening exercises, discussion, music mapping, and learning and using musical terms we will work with a variety of styles of music in order to develop our musicality and our general understanding of music.
Movement: Technique is always in constant development in the life of a dancer, but this intensive will primarily focus on making movement, working with abstraction, developing movements combinations, exploring the relationship between music and movement, developing expression through movement, and working with dynamics.
Presence: A skill like any other, a dancer’s stage presence is something that we rarely get time to focus on. In Take It Back, we will work with simple concepts as we develop skills to assist you in holding space and attention, communicating and connecting with the audience as we develop your stage presence and build self-confidence.
Those enrolled in the entire intensive will have an opportunity to participate in a presentation of some of the exploratory concepts on Saturday, July 7th in which we will try to embody, in a performance setting, some of the concepts and ideas we have been working with. This performance is open only to those attending the workshops or its separate modules.
We’ll end the intensive with a watching party, where we review the video of the performance, and talk about next steps.