Advanced Virtual Contemporary Forms with Angie Simmons
This is a weekly technique-based class for advanced contemporary modern movement exploration and practice…modified for your living room space! The class interweaves Bartenieff, Alexander, Limon, and Release Technique, as well as various concepts of somatics and biomechanically intelligent explorations of the kinesphere. Dancers are encouraged to investigate movement material from a anatomical/kinesthetic approach of feeling the body move “in the round” while examining both relationships within the body and within the space. Dancers can expect a centering and grounding somatic warm up, exercises focused on examining technique, locomotor experiences, weekly floor work, intricate gesture, and phrases exploring space and direction changes. Class is live-accompanied by musician, Amy Shelley.
A bit about Angie…
Angie Simmons is a master teacher, independent choreographer, dance educator, and the Artistic Director/Choreographer/Founder of Evolving Doors Dance, a contemporary modern dance company, founded in Colorado in 2006 and currently based in Denver. She has choreographed, taught and performed in New York, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Mississippi, and throughout the midwest. Angie has been a faculty member in dance at the University of Southern Mississippi, Naropa University, a Graduate Teacher at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Modern Dance Faculty with Centennial State Ballet’s Pre-Professional Training Program for young adults. She also taught various classes at the 2015 American College Dance Festival-South, and has served as a guest artist in residence at the Iowa State University and Middle Tennessee State University. Angie has more than twenty years of teaching experience with dancers of all levels and ages. She holds an MFA in Dance Choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, with an emphasis in the Alexander Technique, and a BS in Secondary Dance Education from Illinois State University. Her teaching weave somatic approaches, imagery, and awareness practices into movement experiences to bring movers into a deeper relationship with their bodies.
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