Nagare Technique - Contemporary Hip-Hop & Floorwork
This contemporary floorwork-based class will combine the grace of modern with the speed and fluidity and streetdance, capoeira, and house dance. The class is rooted in Cameron McKinney’s NAGARE technique which activates oppositional forces and contrasting sensations to achieve fluid transitions in and out of the floor. Phrases will involve every part of the body—whether in the air or on the ground. The class focuses on how to move from smoothly high to low to high again, and on how to rediscover “the down” through the floorwork-oriented aspects of house dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance. By shifting the focus from an internal dialogue to creating movement that, in its own physicality, can tell a story by itself, the class will delve deeper into the cathartic potential of sweat and exhaustion, while offering a new and active method of expression. This workshop will introduce students to a unique approach to contemporary floorwork, while also allowing them to experience the rawness of underground streetdance.