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Dance Master Class Repertory Series: William Crowley

Friday, September 15, 2017

12:10pm, Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theater


SMTD alumnus William Crowley introduces students to Graham Technique, its basic principle of “contraction and release”, spirals, and proper breathing patterns, demonstrating the beneficial knowledge that comes from the awareness of one’s own center and core strength. Crowley will then teach A Dance in Search of a Title, a work originally intended as a solo but taught as an ensemble piece, which explores the ties that bind beyond the physical realm. It is a dance of loss and longing, contrasted with the hope and faith stemming from of a love that is eternal

Each Modern Lab session features a different guest artist teaching a master class and sections from their repertory. This panorama of the contemporary dance field is presented to broaden the students’ awareness of potential career possibilities.

Each guest artist conducts a 30-minute technique class/warm-up and then teaches repertory that is performed by the class. In the final 15 minutes, faculty coordinator Bill De Young conducts a Q & A with each artist, discussing their career; their recommendations for transitioning from student to professional, and what they look for when they audition dancers for their projects.

This event supported in part by the EXCEL Lab.

Free - no tickets required to observe

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