Jessica Ray

tues march 10 :: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
thur march 12 :: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

$10/ per class
cash only

Class Description:

potential energy

I want to share with you what I think we need. A technique that feeds our creative lives by being its opposite: an intake before the output. Our work will focus on sensation and listening. We will take the time to be entrenched by the simple and find that inexplicable and satisfying embodiment that requires practice and repetition.

This class will be lead without assumption of mastery or expertise, but lovingly devised for peers. I will be pulling from contact improvisation, somatic forms/imagery, and the long tradition of organized unison movement – but no fussy phrases. We will use some music, we will increase our heart rates. We will think deeply, forget, and remember much later in the privacy of our own rehearsals.


Jessica Ray is a dancer and improviser living in the borough of Queens since '05. While completing her MFA at the Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign she did some teaching, and is interested in returning to her questions of the function of class and technique in the creative process. She has had the pleasure of dancing for Renée Archibald, K.J. Holmes, Elizabeth Ward, and Nina Winthrop, and is currently in Charlotte's training regimen, and highly recommends her workshop. Love to Elizabeth for the support, as always.