Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cool Classes Coming Up in October

Matthew Bourne Repertory Workshop
Matthew Bourn'e "Swan Lake"

While daydreaming about all the classes I'm going to take when my foot gets better I've come across a few really cool special classes coming up in the rest of October...if you're in the city, you should go...

I love how great companies that are touring to New York are starting to hold master classes lately. It gives dancers as dancers more experience being seen by different choreographers, and it gives dancers as audience members more insight into the company's artistic process and vision. Love it.

*Sat. October 9
Free Class Day at DNA! Check the schedule here. I'm going to try to make it to one of the yoga/pilates classes just because it's free!

*Sun. October 17
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is offering a workshop for $60 than includes a ticket to one of their upcoming performances at The Joyce. 10am-1pm is for Advanced, and 2-5pm is Advanced/Professional. The first portion begins with a warm-up and the second portion incorporates the principles and techniques of choreographers whose work will be presented at The Joyce. The workshop culminates in phrases of Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer's own work, which relates to the techniques that inspire him.

*Wed.-Fri. October 20-22
Matthew Bourne Repertory Workshop at Peridance! So cool! It coincides with the company's performances of his famous all-male "Swan Lake" at City Center. The class is open to both men and women.

*Fri. October 22
Master class with les Ballets C de la B at DANY Studios

*Mon. October 25
Master class with the amazing Wendy Whelan of NYCB! Sounds like a great opportunity offered by MMAC studios from 7:30-9pm. Oh how I'd love to go...MMAC is also offering a "Bring a Friend" discount to get your class free through December, though I'm not sure that applies to master classes.

*Fri. October 29
Another Cedar Lake class at DANY.

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