rock and roll ballet aka use everything you know
wednesdays 7:15 - 9:15, April 13 - 27 at Rod Rodgers
Using the system of ballet and dancing together our ballet unfolds. Traveling through an inner state of awareness, mediated by closed eyed dancing, we seek a ballet where the dominate cultural aesthetics of right and wrong dissolve as the sheer joy of movement prevails. We'll practice ballet like a martial artist practices her forms; in order to find freedom in the form. Everything we know of the system of ballet, whatever our background, is available to us as we work through and around the system, dancing our ballet together.
rock and roll ballet was invented during the madness of Impulstanz '08 by Elizabeth Ward. Since then Elizabeth has brought the mix of ballet and improvisation fueled by electroclash, new wave, and punkrock favorites to Danshogskolan, Stockholm; Tanzquartier, Vienna, Prisma Forum, Mexico City, Pa-f, St. Erme, France; Pieter Pasd, Los Angeles; Iceland Academy of Arts, Reykjavik; Lathos Kinisi, Athens; Dansskolan, Goteborg; DNA, NYC; and classclassclass. Elizabeth is currently working on the Drachma Project which will premiering in Athens this fall.