9th & 16th | 12PM-3PM
14th | 11AM-2PM at Gibney Dance Center Studio 4
21st | 1PM-4PM
MAY Tuesdays at Triskelion Studio A
8th & 15th | 12PM-3PM
This class investigates ideas of technique, anatomical function, and creative decision making, and aims to create the conditions for each of us to dance more fully, with a greater awareness of our structure and its unique possibilities, and to give students the tools to make informed, thoughtful decisions both technically and performatively – all things that I seek to continue developing in myself and the dancers who work with me. We will begin with a thorough warm-up, mobilizing and stabilizing the joints, focusing on coordination and integration of limbs and trunk with an emphasis on moving through space. Class will include practices designed to challenge both brain and body. We will use these practices to focus on:
-Cultivating precise strength/flexibility/agility of bodymind as a means of developing physical power, performative nuance, and honing problem solving skills.
-Getting Intimate with dance material, digging deeply into a piece of movement material in order to transform both the material and your relationship to it.
I offer this as a time for us to learn more about the unique capacity of our individual structures and as an opportunity to identify and claim some of our interests as a dancers. Bring a pair of socks and your curiosity!
Anneke Hansen is a choreographer, performer, and teacher based in New York City who primarily presents dance works through her company, Anneke Hansen Dance. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, her work has been presented in NYC by The Chocolate Factory Theater and as part of the La Mama Moves! Festival, Draftworks at Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance Conversations @ The Flea, Live Arts Collaboration’s Salon Project, and at University Settlement. Recently Hansen shared The 30th Hour, an experiment in performance practice at Movement Research at Judson Church, in which she and her company performed a work that was created during an uninterrupted 30-hour rehearsal with a performance during the last hour. Nationally, Hansen’s work has been twice featured at The Big Range Dance Festival in Houston, TX and at Rockbridge Arts Exchange in Virginia. Her site-specific work has been performed in NYC parks and abroad in Washington D.C. and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2010 and 2011 Hansen was international guest artist-in-residence at Dance House in Dublin, Ireland and her company has also enjoyed creative residencies at Rockbridge Arts Exchange in Virginia, and Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT. Anneke Hansen Dance has received funding from LMCC’s Manhattan Community Arts Fund and New York Foundation for the Arts’ BUILD grant. As a performer, Hansen has had the pleasure of dancing for New York choreographers Sara Rudner and Susan Rethorst, and for Australian choreographer Russell Dumas, among others. A student of anatomy, she is assistant to master anatomist and neuromuscular educator Irene Dowd. In addition to teaching dance in both the US and abroad, Hansen maintains a practice as a private movement instructor in NYC and has taught anatomy at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.