Molly Poerstel

Teaching at BRAZIL

wed may 26 :: 6pm - 8pm
wed june 2 :: 6pm - 8pm
wed june 9 :: 6pm - 8pm

$10/per class

Class Description:

This class is designed to explore the individual artist and their capabilities as a porous, intuitive and facile performer. Informed by various traditional and non-traditional dance forms, anatomical function and Laban Fundamentals, students will investigate dynamic effort, weight quality and the exploration of performance states in order to cultivate versatility, physical intent, and authenticity in regard to performance. The investigation encourages personal permission and instinct through set material and improvisation in order to cultivate choice and artistry in the form. Each class will build upon the last class, however, drop in study is welcome.


Molly Poerstel is a downtown dance artist who has been active in the New York City dance community for the past ten years. She graduated from Virginia Commenwealth University on a Dean of the Arts Scholarship in 2000 and since then, has worked with many artists as a physical and theatrical collaborator. Such artists include: David Grenke, Mark Jarecke, Jeanine Durning, David Dorfman Dance Company ('05-2010), Susan Rethorst, Alex Escalante, Hilary Clark, and Larissa Valez. She studies anatomy with Irene Dowd and BMC with Roseanne Spradlin. Currently, Ms. Poerstel is the 2009-2010, Fall 2010 guest artist in the Dance Department at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center at Rutgers University where she teaches advanced technique that she named 'continuous class' and improvisation. She has taught at Dance New Amsterdam, 100 Grand, The Open Look Dance Festival in St. Petersburg Russia, and currently teaches for CLASSCLASSCLASS in New York City and The Dalton School.