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Guest Master Class: Leah Ives, dance

  1. Friday October 4 1:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theater

Leah Ives, a 2019 SMTD Emerging Artist Alumni Award-winner, is a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Since joining in 2014, Ives has performed a total of 20 pieces of repertory in more than 15 countries. She worked with filmmaker Thierry De Mey on his installation Solid Traces, which transformed Brown’s Set and Reset into a solid sculpture. Other work has included the character-driven explorations of Sarah A.O. Rosner’s Barrishand Etle and the Anders; she also appears in the film Frances Ha, choreographed by The Median Movement. Ives has worked with Elizabeth Dishman, Megan Chu, The Leopold Group, and Peter Sparling Dance Company. Between 2008 and 2016, she helped lead several creative workshops with Avodah Dance for incarcerated women. Most recently, Ives worked with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and director Ivo van Hove on their development lab of West Side Story. She is currently guest choreographer at Manhattanville College.

Free - no tickets required