Improv/Contemporary with Gabrielle Lamb of Pigeonwing Dance
Zoom links at: http://pigeonwingdance.com/class
Incorporating elements of yoga and the Feldenkrais Method, class will consist of structured improvisation, conditioning and cardio. We will stay in motion for the whole 60-75 minutes.
Pigeonwing technique establishes a safe but challenging environment for exploration. We investigate movement initiation from different points in the body and learn strategies for efficient level changes. As we cycle through movement puzzles and textures, we will build coordination, strength, clarity of movement/intention, movement quality, and creativity.
Gabrielle Lamb is a Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer based in NYC, where she directs her company, Pigeonwing Dance. Her work also been presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet, Whim W’him (Seattle), Ballet Collective (NYC), Ballet Austin, Ballet Memphis, and the Sacramento, Milwaukee, and Kansas City Ballets. Ms Lamb has won choreographic competitions at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Milwaukee Ballet, as well as the Banff Centre’s Lee Award, a NY City Center Choreography Fellowship, and the S&R Foundation’s Grand Prize Washington Award. She was selected to create for American Ballet Theatre’s Choreographic Incubator in both 2018 and 2019, and most recently she was awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship. A native of Savannah, GA, she trained at the Boston Ballet School and was a longtime soloist at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. In 2009 she was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses in NYC. She was described by DANCE Magazine as “a dancer of stunning clarity who illuminates the smallest details—qualities she brings to the dances she makes, too”.
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