Teaching at Brazil
mon april 27 :: 2pm - 4pm
wed april 29 :: 2pm - 4pm
Warming up deeply through improvisations and formal modalities this class will invite the dancer to fully sink into the body, experiencing where we are dense, spacious and perhaps not as solid as we think. We'll learn phrases of movement ranging from the spasmodic to the smooth that call upon a-typical technique, thwarted and followed momentum, choice making and insertion of intention into movement. This class will physically attune, challenge and delve into questions around why we perform.
Faye Driscoll was hailed as "1 of 25 to watch out for in 2008" by Dance Magazine. She received the Greenwall Foundation Grant for 837 Venice BLVD, which premiered at HERE Arts Center in November. 837 Venice BLVD was named one of the top 5 dance shows of 2008 by the New York Times. Driscoll has been a member of the HERE Artists Residency Program 2007-2009 and is an Artist Advisor at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange where she was an Artist-in-Residence 2005-2007. She has been selected to be a resident artist in the Djerassi Resident Artists Program 2009. Driscoll choreographed for Church and The Shipment, two great plays by Young Jean Lee. In 2009 she will be working on her new show and directing an act of Taylor Mac's, The Lily's Revenge. Driscoll was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers 2000-2002. She also performed in the work of Yasmeen Godder and David Neumann - assisting him on his recent project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. She is teaching a performance workshop at BAX in February.