In dance theater, a world is created through physical and psychological interactions on stage. Usually, there is no plot; instead, specific situations, conflicts, and emotions guide the arc of performance.
In this class, dancers will start with a warm up to mobilize and awaken bodies and senses. Dancers will then enter into some improvisation to explore the relationship of the body to music, emotions, and intentions. The class will culminate in an exercise of expression, working with a phrase of music to find how one can express and perform with the whole body. Enjoy engaging with a different way of approaching performance and have fun while you do it!
Originally from Stowe, VT (and currently working from Stowe remotely while waiting out the pandemic) Sarah Lapinsky is a dancer and choreographer who trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, and the London Contemporary Dance School. As a choreographer, her work has been selected for the Austin Dance Festival, ASBC Showcase, Small Plates Dance, DANCE SHORTS Film Festival, Greenspace, and the 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival. Sarah is currently pursuing an MFA in Choreography at the University of Roehampton in London, England.
This class is open to all teen and adult dancers ages 12+.