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Dance Master Class Repertory Series: Sean Hoskins

Friday, November 3, 2017

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


MFA alumnus and current Department of Dance staff and part-time faculty member Sean Hoskins guides people through the improvisational and compositional processes he uses to translate geography and landscapes into movement material. He will also teach phrase material from recent works, including the group dance that he is choreographing at EMU this fall. Hoskins' teaching emphasizes choice-making and agency as a performer, improviser, dance maker, etc.

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 class

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