|Internationally-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.
DISCOVERING THE PROCESS | GALLIM DANCE WORKSHOP
Andrea Miller and Gallim Dance are back in the studio creating their next work set to premiere at The Joyce Theater at the end of 2015. The work explores themes of of love, sex and domesticity through two simultaneous universes, one an attempt at the objective reality the sober pain and intermittent transcendence of these complex issues and the other an alternate universe of fantasy, illusion and madness.
Join us on Saturday, March 28th for an exclusive workshop exploring Miller’s process with Gallim Dance as they build their next work. Dancers will learn phrase material and experiment first hand with the improvisations that have defined the process so far. The workshop provides a unique inside experience of the creative process in it’s early stages, where the concept is being born with each improvisation, each conversation. Come and be apart of Gallim’s new work.
|Gallim Company Class
January 21st – June 10th, 2015
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.
January 20st – June 11th, 2015
Every Tuesday + Thursday | 10 – 11:30 AM ($10)
|ABOUT THE BALLET INSTRUCTOR
Ellie Kusner is a Bessie Award winning performer currently teaching various dance forms at Hofstra University, as well as pilates at The Juilliard School, NY Theater Ballet, and privately to dancers and non-dancers throughout the city. She was trained at Boston Ballet, where she performed with the company in countless productions, and at Barnard College, from which holds her BA. She has worked with a wide array of choreographers including Pam Tanowitz, Ellen Cornfield, Mark Morris (at the Met Opera), Meredith Monk, Nilas Martins, Anne Zuerner and many others. She recently earned an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban, London, UK and as an independent lecturer on Dancer Health and Wellness, has presented from coast to coast and internationally.Class reflects Ellie’s anatomical knowledge, contemporary aesthetic sensibility, slight flare for the dramatic, and the total joy she finds in technical precision.
MOVEMENT INVENTION LAB WORKSHOP
$17 / class
UPCOMING: 3/31 6:00-7:30pm
|OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
UPCOMING: 3/31 4:30-5:30pm
|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.
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.
Gallim Dance’s Open Rehearsal and Movement Invention Lab series is generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation