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location-mapInternationally-renowned contemporary dance company Gallim Dance offers a range of weekly and monthly movement and improvisation classes, yoga workshops, open rehearsals, informal performances, and artist residencies. Experience Gallim Dance’s immersive movement and process, and the vibrant creative voice of its Artistic Director, Andrea Miller.

MONTHLY

 

OPEN LEVEL

MOVEMENT INVENTION LAB WORKSHOP

$17 / class

OPEN SHOWINGS

MAKING WAVES: STUDIO SERIES

FREE

Movement Invention Lab explores movement that encourages mind/body connectivity, imagination & athleticism through the spirit of play and focused pursuits. Classes begin with a rigorous Gallim warm-up & continue with improvisatory games. This lab seeks to develop tools in movement invention useful in the creative process and fosters critical dialogue about movement & art.

Monthly showings of new works & existing repertory performed by Gallim’s award-winning ensemble. A great opportunity to get closer to the artistic process.

 

WEEKLY
Gallim Company Class | Begin’s August 24th
Every Monday + Wednesday | 10 – 11:15 AM ($13)In a series of immersive improvisational experiments students build road maps to self-discovery. This class is inspired by Gallim’s collective discoveries in physical therapy, traditional movement techniques, Ballim, Gaga, and Miller’s choreographic works. Each class develops students technical growth through a sensitive and imaginative conversation between the muscular, nervous, skeletal, and cognitive systems.
GuestArtist Series
Tuesday + Thursday | 10 – 11:30 AM ($15) (Dates Vary)The Guest Artist Series is a curated series of classes taught by dance artists in our community. These classes add diversity to Gallim Dance’s Programming and will include classes from teachers such as Sidra Bell, Antonio Brown, Alex Springer and Xan Burley, and more.
Alex SpringerTuesday/Thursday

9/8 – 9/10

ALEX SPRINGER, originally from Farmington Hills, MI, is currently a Brooklyn-based performer, choreographer, teacher, and video artist. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Movement Science. He has been a member of Doug Varone and Dancers since 2008 and has also performed with Alexandra Beller, Donnell Oakley, Elizabeth Dishman, Amy Chavasse, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Alex has staged Varone’s work for various companies and universities and has taught at the Bates Dance Festival, Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, and the 92Y. Additionally, Alex creates work with Xan Burley, together the Median Movement, and they have shown their work for the stage and screen throughout NYC and the US. Otherwise, Alex works as a freelance video artist for A.O. Pro(+ductions) and is the media manager/video archivist for Doug Varone and Dancers. www.themedianmovement.com

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Antonio Brown

Tuesday/Thursday

9/15 & 9/22-9/29

ANTONIO BROWN, native of Cleveland, Ohio; studied at Cleveland School of the Arts and The Juilliard School. Antonio is a member of “Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company” and freelance choreographer and teacher. Mr. Brown has worked with many prestigious artists and companies including: Camille A. Brown & Dancers, The Dash Ensemble, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Aszure Barton, among many others. Antonio has choreographed works for Verb Ballets, Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange “LVDE”, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, and various other schools and intensives across the country.

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Sidra Bell

Tuesday/Thursday

11/10 – 11/17

SIDRA BELL (Artistic Director), is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and was an Adjunct Professor at Barnard College in New York City. She will begin an adjunct position at Ball State University in Illinois in 2015.  She has a degree in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Ms. Bell has won several awards, notably a prestigious 1st Prize for Choreography at the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Her critically acclaimed work has been seen throughout the United States and in Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. Bell has received many commissions from institutions internationally and created over 100 new works. She had the privilege of being on the international jury for the Stuttgart Solo Tanz Theater Festival in 2014. Bell was commissioned as the choreographer for the feature film “TEST” set in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis in 1985. “TEST” was awarded two grand jury prizes from Outfest and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. It is nominated for a 2015 Independent Spirit Award. The film has had many screenings at festivals worldwide, notably The Seattle Film Festival, Frameline37 (San Francisco), Outfest (L.A.), Berlinale, and Lincoln Center’s NewFest (NYC). It enjoyed an international theatrical run in 2014 and is currently available on Netflix, VoD, and iTunes. She was recently named one of 50 outstanding artists living or working in Westchester County as part of ArtsWestchester’s 50th Anniversary.

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workshopsTRANSFORMOTION

Friday August 28th |  10:00 – 11:30

Tuesday/Thursday September 1st – 3rd | 10:00 – 11:30

**Classes may be purchased at the door, or on the weekly classes event registration above

Transformotion is a movement experience that honors the sacredness of the dance. It honors our lineage by acknowledging our capacity to heal our self and our communities through movement. We come to the space in the spirit of self-discovery and with a desire for self-mastery in mind, body, and emotion.

We use our physical form to create opportunities for expansion in mind and spirit. Where movement has become blocked, restricted, and lifeless, we use our bodies to increase flow and awakening.

We heal our emotional and physical wounds by changing our relationship to our body and the world around us. We witness each other’s struggles and victories, honoring the journey of each dancer and the community as a whole.

We work independently, in couples, or in groups. We use writing, contemplation, meditation, vocalization, and movement as tools to increase awareness. We create a healing and supportive environment to foster deep human connection and boundless exploration. We enter the space with an open mind and the playfulness of a child. We allow ourselves and others to express fully.

 10697159_10152283020067583_8331138953802574151_o ABOUT RON AMITRON AMIT was born in Israel and began his professional career in 2003 when he joined the Batsheva Ensemble. While in Batsheva, Ron performed works by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Arkady Zaides and more.  Ron collaborated with Daniel Landaualso and was a part of Matanicola, a Berlin based collaborative project. He received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship from 2003-2004 and from 2004-2006 he served as an Outstanding Dancer in the IDF.

Ron’s choreographic work has been performed in the US, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, India  and Israel. He collaborated with Mor Shani on a duet titled Lu Carmela for the Shades of Dance Festival in Israel. The duet won several awards including Best Choreography in the SoloDuo international dance competition in Hungary and ACT Festival in Spain. Lu Carmela was also nominated for the Swan award for Best Production at National Holland Awards in 2010. His choreography for the theater show Postal Delivery to God was nominated for the Golden Hedgehog 2013 in Israel.

Ron has been a certified Gaga Movement Languish teacher since 2004.  He was the first certified teachers to bring Gaga to the US and has been teaching Gaga around the world for several years. He helped start the Gaga Movement Language program at Peridance Capezio Center in NYC and was a guest teacher at the Juilliard School in 2010. Ron was also part of the dance program of ArtEZ academy and Fontys Dance academy in the Netherlands, and Remschied Academy in Germany.

Ron was a co-founded and director of a non-profit called Zuzu – Balance in Motion in Israel.  The organization used dance and the process of creating a performance as a healing experience for people with disabilities. Those projects performed in Switzerland and Israel.  Ron is  Co-Founder and and Co-Director of Transformøtion with his partner Michael.  Together they facilitate transformational dance workshops and classes for all people.

 

 
Gallim Dance’s Clinton Hill arts community engagement program is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally, this program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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