Justin Cabrillos

Tuesdays 11-1pm at Brooklyn Studios for Dance
9/13, 9/20, 9/27
$8 // cash or check

Class Description

In this class we warm up with some Kundalini yoga, then work improvisationally with the BEEPS practice I've been developing. BEEPS is short for behavioral, energetic, emotional, physical, and spatial states. This practice accesses different kinds of movement and behaviors in our bodies, and sources visualization, memory, and imagination to open up a range of movement possibilities. We'll also work with the borders between these BEEPS states to access and generate different contours of being. We'll work with the scores individually and in groups, and I will guide the journey through these different states, offering additional entry points into the material all along the way. Many times we'll begin from a place of not knowing and embrace whatever comes out of it. No performance or dance experience is necessary. This class is for anyone interested in performance of any kind and anyone interested in discovering ways of listening to their bodies and outwardly manifesting an internal, felt experience (even if, and especially when those manifestations look nothing like the original internal source material).


Justin Cabrillos is a choreographer, artist, and writer based in Brooklyn. He is a 2016 danceWEB scholar at ImPulsTanz in Vienna under the mentorship of Tino Sehgal, a recipient of a 2011 Greenhouse grant from the Chicago Dancemaker's Forum, a 2011 LinkUP Artist in Residence (Chicago), an artist-in-residence at Chez Bushwick, and a 2008 fellow at Ox-Bow School of Art. His latest solo Holdings was commissioned by Danspace Project and his work has also been commissioned by the IN>TIME Series in Chicago. Cabrillos has shown work at the Cultural Center of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Aunts, Roulette, and Movement Research at Judson Church. He has performed with Every house has a door, Ayako Kato, Marissa Perel, and Jen Rosenblit.