Neal Beasley

Teaching at Eden's Expressway

mon march 22 :: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
fri march 26 :: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
mon march 29 :: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
fri april 2 :: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

$10/per class
cash only

Class Description:

Technique/ "Learn to Move, Move to Learn"

This class will attempt to approach technique class from the premise that all the technical information we need about "how" to dance is embedded in the act of dancing itself. Rather than isolating different technical principles into various fragmented exercises, the class will aim to construct a more continuous sequence of movement phrases that illustrate various technical principles--transfer of weight, articulating gesture throughout the body, dynamic range in approaching movement, etc--while gradually preparing the body to approach larger, fuller movement sequences. The class will proceed on the guiding principle that moving feels good, and learning to develop one's capacity and range is a pleasurable process that is not divorced from the "end result" of learning big, fun dance sequences.


Neal Beasley is a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy in southern California, and holds a BFA in dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. From 2003-2007 he was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, where he participated in the creation of several original works and acted as rehearsal assistant to Ms. Brown during her 2004 creation for the Paris Opera Ballet. He was the recipient of a 2004 Princess Grace Fellowship in dance for his work with the company. From 2007-2009, Neal was a member of Ballet Preljocaj in Aix en Provence, France. He has been working with the John Jasperse Company since his return to New York in early 2009.