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Dance Master Class Repertory Series: Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz

Friday, October 27, 2017

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


Take Root is known for their connection through untraditional partnering technique. The class will consist of a thorough warm-up based off of Take Root’s principles of partnering and awareness. Following the warm-up, the class will organically move into repertory work from Take Root. Although the work is set, the class will discover their own voices and connections throughout the teachings, a journey the Take Root company members experience when creating new works, resulting in the classes’ version of Take Root’s repertory.

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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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower