Teaching at Eden's Expressway
mon april 26 :: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
fri april 30 :: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
This class will explore practices which prepare our bodies and minds to dance with clarity, articulation, and expressivity, we will draw upon knowledge of anatomy, physiology of breath, and visualization to increase efficiency and freedom of our movement. I am interested in directing our attention and intention towards creating an optimal space for change to happen, to have the most freedom, awareness and power of expression in our dancing.
Anna Sperber is a native of Brooklyn, New York, where she is currently based. Her work has been presented in venues throughout NYC including Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Center, Dixon Place, and Chez Bushwick (at Shtudio Show and The Ronald Feldman Gallery), Live Sh— at the Chocolate Factory, AUNTS, Catch!, and the Duo Multi Cultural Arts Center. She was a 2006-08 Movement Research Artist In Residence, and a recipient of NYSCA Dance Program Public Commissioning Funds. Her work has also been supported through residencies at the Harkness Dance Center at the 92 Street Y, SILO/ DanceNYC, and the Experimental Television Center. In addition to her own work she has performed in the work of Julie Atlas Muz, Isabel Lewis, Beth Gill, Charlotte Gibbons, and The Brooklyn Adult Recorder Choir. Anna also dances with Juliette Mapp, whom she has worked with for the past four years.
Anna has taught in the Guest Artist Series at DNA in NYC, and at The American Dance Festival as part of the WFSS Series. Anna was a Co-Curator of the Movement Research Festival Spring 08 Somewhere Out There, and was selected to participate in the Sugar Salon (08/09), a mentorship and residency program supporting female choreographers developed by WAX (Williamsburg Arts Nexus) in partnership with the Barnard College Department of Dance. Anna holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase, and runs BRAZIL, a studio and intimate performance space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.