CPP NYC SUMMER INTENSIVE
Jul
11
to Jul 13

CPP NYC SUMMER INTENSIVE

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Curet Performance Project kicks off season 7 with a 2018 summer intensive. 

3 days of movement research, choreographic investigation and rigorous contemporary dance training with the dancers of Curet Performance Project.


Description:
Explore modes of physical resistance, notions of systems and choreographic approach in a collaborative setting. While learning brand new season 7 repertoire and choreographic practice with CPP dancers.

Workshop is geared towards all bodies and movement backgrounds but molded for pre-profesional dancers. All are encouraged to register and take the space together.


Submission and fee:
Space is limited. Please submit CV, and movement video with a short paragraph describing your interest for taking part in our summer intensive. All materials sent to:
curetperformanceproject@gmail.com

Cost of three day workshop is 75$ Workshops must be paid in full upon submission acceptance. Dancers must be present for all three days.


Schedule:
July 11th at 1pm-3pm
- Afro-Latin rhythm and contemporayry forms.
- Resistance as a choreographic language pt 1: building a movement through collaboration. 

July 12th at 1pm-3pm
- Body resistance: through floor-work, partnering and improv.
- Resistance as a choreographic language pt 2: building a movement through collaboration. 

July 13th at 12pm-3pm
- Body in response: wrap up, review and public showing preparation.
- FREE public showing.

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NYC10 Dance Initiative
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

NYC10 Dance Initiative

CPP will be kicking off Season 7 as part of this years NYC10.  Premiering for the stage solo excerpts of S I S T E M A as performed by choreographer and AD Megan Curet. Visit website for ticket purchases and we look forward to sharing another memorable year with you at NYC10.

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CPP S I S T E M A Company Classes
Mar
26
to Apr 23

CPP S I S T E M A Company Classes

Company classes are back, please note dates, times and locations. Taking place between both Spaceworks LIC and Spaceworks Williamsburgh Library. Donation based!

CPP Company Class Schedule
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Mon, Mar 26, 2018Long Island CityStudio A7pm

Mon, Apr 9, 2018Long Island CityStudio A7pm

Mon, Apr 16, 2018Williamsburgh LibraryStudio A7pm

***CANCELLED Mon, Apr 23, 2018 Williamsburgh Library Studio At 7pm

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*All classes take place at either Spaceworks location. Mind dates and locations.

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The History of Rhythm, by Women | La Historia del Ritma, por Mujeres
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

The History of Rhythm, by Women | La Historia del Ritma, por Mujeres

This production is about showcasing the rich movements of women from the Afro-Latin Caribbean diaspora and understanding how colonial sociopolitical normatives impact the praxis of expression for those living in the dominant culture but with genetic roots from the indigenous land.

In short, we will dance, play, speak, and sing at the same time from the wombs of our mothers to you.

featuring Megan Curet, Luisa Bastidas, Miss Angelina, Cesilie Anandi, and surprise guests.

Hosted by Abdul Fattah Ismail

Sounds by Nina Azucar

Watercolors by Paint While You Wait

Fortune Telling by Chiquita Brujita

Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door

 

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S I S T E M A SEASON 6 PREMIER AT BkSD
Feb
8
to Feb 11

S I S T E M A SEASON 6 PREMIER AT BkSD

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SISTEMA by Megan Curet/Curet Performance Project

(BkSD Artist in Residence)

 

Thursday, February 8th // 7:30pm

Friday, February 9th // 7:30pm

Saturday, February 10th // 7:30pm

Sunday, February 11th // 5pm

 

Choreographer: Megan Curet

Guest Choreographer: Fernando Moya Delgado

Company Dancers: Ann-Marie Gover, Melani De Guzman, Kristen Hedberg, Maria Vittoria Villa and Megan Curet.

Sistema is a physically engaging practice as research, performance and installation series for all bodies to experience. Connecting people to their own innate rhythm and groove through Afro-Latin music and sounds. This groove is geared to initiate a sense of personal movement freedom.

Sistema, uses an emphasis on weight and initiation in the pelvis and torso. Drawing from Bomba Y Plena sounds and motion. Curet draws from her cultural background as a first generation Bronx native Puerto Rican.

Dialogue is fused together with these influences through contemporary forms to create a new movement vocabulary. This vocabulary aims to connect anyone who joins the space. Curet invites all those within T H E system to take a moment to break free.

How can we communicate to all bodies, in such dire and political times? Well we begin with undoing what we have been taught about movement. I invite all to move, I invite all to feel. Through this feeling, through this investigation I hope we can begin to see, that we truly do have the power to control how we move within this system.

-Megan Curet

(This performance is the result of a 6 month residency at BkSD involving mixed media, sound, voice, movement, and led improvisation. This is a chance to connect to one another. This is a chance to connect to our bodies.)

Young guest choreorapher in residence with CPP, Fernando Moya Delgado premiers new work Conform alongside Sistema.

Join us!

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Choreographers Merge to Emerge
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Choreographers Merge to Emerge

Systems Immerse

The fourth annual Choreographers Merge to Emerge Systems Immerse, produced by Curet Performance Project. Partnership and hosted by Playground Coffee Shop.

This year our diverse performance platform will donate all proceeds to Women's Prison Association. Join us to emerge once again.

Performers TBA

Tickets 10$ Cash at door.

 

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Formula I+II Berlin
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Formula I+II Berlin

Formula I+II is a composition and contemporary movement workshop. As part of choreographer Megan Curet's investigation into systems and the moving body. Using afro rhythmic influence, and contemporary forms to tell the story of home.

Dancers are also introduced to composition methods as they investigate their own body stories of the home. The workshop is formed towards a final showing of rigorous movement investigation. 

Part one I = composition formula.

Part two II = contemporary formula.

Together the dancers and choreographer build a dance. Or rather a home.

Workshop is geared towards pre/professional dancers and choreographers seeking to deepen their practice, research and investigation.

In order to apply: Artists must submit a CV, video of performance or choreographic work and letter of interest to gain from workshop to curetperformanceproject@gmail.com

Selected artist will be required to submit a non-refundable 50% downpayment within two weeks of acceptance. Due to limited space, those who do not reserve will forfeit placement to another artist on the waiting list.

Cost: 4 day workshop intensive 100€ with a 50% downpayment of 50€ within the first two weeks of acceptance.

Early bird special 80€ with 50% downpayment of 40€ within the first two weeks of acceptance by applying by May 7, 2017.

Schedule: July 17th-20th 10am-3pm.

Workshop Structure:

July 17-19th

10am-11:30am Daily contemporary technique class

11:30am-12:30pm Composition forms. Building a foundation for your dance.

12:30-1pm Lunch break.

1-2pm Composition forms. Partnering and focus point. Working with other dancers in the workshop to create a formula of join choreographic story telling.

2pm-3pm Contemporary forms. Each day dancers will learn a new section from choreographer Megan Curets new work Sistema and Haus.

July 20th

10am-11:30am Composition forms. Building a foundation for your dance.

11:30am-1pm Composition forms. Partnering and focus point. Working with other dancers in the workshop to create a formula of join choreographic story telling.

1:pm-1:30pm Lunch break.

1:30pm-2pm Review, and setting. Preparation for studio showing.

2pm-3pm Studio showing, open to the public. Free.

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Formula I+II Geneva
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Formula I+II Geneva

Formula I+II is a composition and contemporary movement workshop. As part of choreographer Megan Curet's investigation into systems and the moving body. Using afro rhythm and Latin influence, alongside contemporary forms to tell the story of home (haus). 

Dancers are also introduced to composition methods as they investigate their own body stories of the home. The workshop is formed towards a final showing of rigorous movement investigation. 

Part one I = composition formula.

Part two II = contemporary formula.

Together the dancers and choreographer build a dance. Or rather a home.

Workshop is geared towards pre/professional dancers and choreographers seeking to deepen their practice, research and investigation.

In order to apply: Artists must submit a CV, video of performance or choreographic work and letter of interest to gain from workshop to curetperformanceproject@gmail.com

Selected artist will be required to submit a non-refundable 50% downpayment within two weeks of acceptance. Due to limited space, those who do not reserve will forfeit placement to another artist on the waiting list.

Cost: 4 day workshop intensive 100CHF with a 50% downpayment of 50CHF within the first two weeks of acceptance.

Schedule: June 26th-29th 10am-12pm with a public showing 19h-21h on June 29th. 

Workshop Structure:

June 26-27 2017

10am-11am Composition forms. Building a foundation for your dance.

11am-12pm Composition forms. Partnering and focus point. Working with other dancers in the workshop to create a formula of join choreographic story telling.

June 28-29 2017
10am-11am Contemporary forms, dancers will learn a new section from choreographer Megan Curets new work Haus.

June 29, 2017

19h-21h Studio showing, open to the public. Free. 

June 30, 2017
10am-12pm
Workshop members are invited to a final contemporary dance class and can invite one friend or mover to join for free as a closing of the workshop.

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Formula I+II Zurich
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Formula I+II Zurich

Formula I+II is a composition and contemporary movement workshop. As part of choreographer Megan Curet's investigation into systems and the moving body. Using afro rhythmic influence, and contemporary forms to tell the story of home.

Dancers are also introduced to composition methods as they investigate their own body stories of the home. The workshop is formed towards a final showing of rigorous movement investigation. 

Part one I = composition formula.

Part two II = contemporary formula.

Together the dancers and choreographer build a dance. Or rather a home.

Join us as part of Tanzhaus Zurich's Friday Wildcard series for an introductory workshop.

 

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CPP Season 6 Auditions
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

CPP Season 6 Auditions

Curet Performance Project is seeking male and female dancers and apprentices for paid performance role for upcoming 6th NYC season!

Audition is free but requires registration and invitation.

Please register at curetperformanceproject@gmail.com no later than June 14th for consideration and invitation.

Submit the following:

Name:

Email:

Address:

Phone:

CV+Headshot

Visa status

Dancers must be available for evening rehearsal and company class Monday- Wednesday's beginning late August 2016 until Late February 2017 with Thankgiving, and Christmas/New Year holiday.

 

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CPP Beginner Contemporary Company Class
May
17
to May 31

CPP Beginner Contemporary Company Class

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Curet Performance Project's beginner contemporary company class is geared toward advancing the movers physicality while introducing them to the companies repertoire and choreographic practice.

The class invites bodies of all backgrounds to come and explore their own flow and movement vocabulary. Combining contemporary technique, and improvisational methodology. The company class is open to all and focused on challenging and connecting the performative body.

Three classes at 5$ each on Wednesdays in May (17th, 24th and 31st) at 7pm.

Classes can be paid in cash at the door or by venmo to curetperformanceproject.

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WHAT WORKS II Season 5 at CPR
Mar
31
to Apr 1

WHAT WORKS II Season 5 at CPR

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Season 5 Premiere is Officially Upon Us...And we would like you to join us!

 

March 31 at 7:30pm, April 1 at 7pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

**doors open for exhibition at 6pm**

Tickets

Early bird (before 3/17): 3/31: $20 & 4/1: $22

Regular price (after 3/17): 3/31: $22 & 4/1: $25

At door (cash only): 3/31: $25 & 4/1: $30

Curet Performance Project

What Works II is an evening culmination of nearly three years of choreographic research practice. Using taught dance workshops across three continents, the body stories of so many dancers and non-dancers, the collaboration of varying musical and film artist and finally the social struggle of humans across the globe. Megan Curet used these tangible and intangible evidences to create the four works you will see tonight, in aim to answer the undying question, what more can dance offer and create in the spectrum of social and political dialogue? How do we engage the audience outside of the theater to question, challenge and continue the fight for equality and humanitarian justice? Is this even possible to accomplish through dance? What Works II is a dialogue between the moving body and the audience. We hope to incite and inspire you this evening and we thank you for joining us and most importantly, we dedicate this evening to all those suffering injustice across the globe. Tonight we tell your story, and we dance for you.

Choreographer: Megan Curet

Dancers: Ardella BangAshley D’Amboise, Alex Clayton, and Doron Perk

Collaborators: Idan Morim and Edwige de Montalembert

Curator: Weiss Nydorf

Board Members: Nicole Zee and Gabriela Rendon

Staff Administration: Imogen Pickles

**image credit: Nir Arieli**

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Choreographers Merge to Emerge 3rd Annual
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Choreographers Merge to Emerge 3rd Annual

Choreographers Merge to Emerge is a production by Curet Performance Project that provides a performance platform for emerging choreographers. Affordable, quality performing arts for the audience and philanthropic contribution to an established organizations.

This years 3rd annual merge to emerge will go directly to the esteemed clean water organization charity: water. Help us bring another clean water project into the world!

Participating companies:

Sue Samuels's

Jazz Roots Dance

Barrington Hinds's

Hindsight Dance

Ainesh Madan

&

Alexandra Rose's

WorkHorse Dance Project

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Moving Lines Workshop/Performance Paris
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Moving Lines Workshop/Performance Paris

 

Join CPP as they return to Paris offering a contemporary dance workshop on the politics of identity entitled Moving Lines Workshop. Combining contemporary dance, and movement research, to dive into the daring question of who we are and where we are going. 

Using individual body stories and learning repetoire from the companies current NYC season, participants will then perform publicly at Le 104. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of NYC's most exciting and emerging contemporary dance companies. 

 

Studio May B. Tarifs : 25 euros

Stage avec Megan Curet, directrice artistique de Curet Performance Project.

A la croisée entre la danse contemporaine et la recherche du mouvement, les participants seront amenés à utiliser leurs histoires physiques individuelles et apprendront une partie du répertoire de la saison en cours de la compagnie.

Les questions de qui nous sommes et où nous allons seront au centre de l’exploration. Après le workshop, les participants présenteront le travail au 104 à 17h.

C’est une occasion unique de travailler avec une des compagnies de danses contemporaines émergentes de New York.

Workshop Information: 

Fee: 

25 euros for one day workshop (early Bird)

28 euros (standard) for one day workshop

Sign up and reserve at curetperformanceproject@gmail.com and send payment to venmo @curetperformanceproject or click the purchase button below.

Moving Lines Workshop à Paris

 

 

Location: 20 Rue Geoffroy l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France 

Workshop Dates: January 29th 

Performance Dates: January 29th 

Hours: Workshop: 10am-3pm Performance 5pm.

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Fertile Ground at Greenspace
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Fertile Ground at Greenspace

Curet Performance Project will be a part of 2017's first Fertile Ground. Join us!

Fertile Ground is a NON CURATED showcase for emerging and/or established artists produced with full production values. The evening consists of work shown by five or six choreographers, followed by a moderated discussion -over wine and cheese- that integrates the choreographers, dancers, and audience members. Participation by choreographer is required. This series offers an excellent opportunity for participants to share new and developing work, then receive informative feedback about it in a supportive environment. 

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

 

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Moving Beyond Boundaries: Dance and Politics Book Launch at Martha Graham School
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Moving Beyond Boundaries: Dance and Politics Book Launch at Martha Graham School

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Moving beyond Boundaries: Dance and Politics Book Launch with Act.Now Performance/Practice Preview.

Dance has always been a method of self- expression for human beings. This book examines the political power of dance and especially its transgressive potential. Moving between metaphors (which are always beyond metaphors) of contraction and release, the book shows how human beings mobilized dance as a political method of expression and communication.

The immense intellectual heritage bequeathed unto us by dance pioneer Martha Graham is the groundwork upon which the conceptual framework of the book stands. Philosopher and Political Theorist Dr. Dana Mills explores the rich and inspiring interpretation of dance as political through the lens of Graham and shows how she still challenges us- contemporary theorists and practitioners - to inquire how the body says what words cannot. 

Dr. Dana Mills teaches political theory and feminist theory at Oxford. Her first book Dance and Politics: Moving beyond Boundaries is out this fall with Manchester University Press. She will be a Visiting Fellow in Bard College Hannah Arendt Center in 2017. This Fall she is a Fellow of Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. She is Guest Faculty at the Graham School. 

Act.Now.

Through a practice that began to form in May 2014, dancer and choreographer Megan Curet uses the art form, dance to create provocative work, to enhance discussion and explore the role of activism through performance. The process resulting in a practice known as Act.Now.  Curet combines her choreographic, teaching, research and performance practice on an international platform.  Creating works that aid in the movement of activism through art and seeing to interact with and inform other bodies through movement and contributing mediums. Drawing from the writing of Dr. Dana Mills and her time spent dancing in Israel, Curet will present her research and work developed out of Act. Now. entitled UnDoing.

Megan Curet, a dancer and choreographer native of New York City, received scholarship to train at the Martha Graham School following her Bachelors in Theater and Dance Performance at Queens College.  After creating the dance company Curet Performance Project while studying at the Graham school, Curet went on to receive her Masters in Dance Studies Research from Roehampton University in London.  Curet has taught, choreographed and performed both nationally and internationally. Her research has also been presented at Utrecht University.

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Moving Lines Workshop pt 3
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Moving Lines Workshop pt 3

Moving Lines Workshop pt 3

This upcoming season 5 will offer a series of ongoing workshops at Center of Performance Research in Brooklyn. With a focus on the exploration of walls and the human condition in response to conflict.  Curet's ongoing practice as research will aid in the development of her newest work entitled  "Boarder Control: Are There Enough Walls Yet?" As part of season 5 What Works II? Dancers and Movers are invited to workshop the new work and contribute to the production and development of the newest work.

·       An international contemporary movement research workshop

·       Combining composition, movement investigation and contemporary dance vocabulary

·       The workshop revolves around Curet’s choreographic practice and aims to engage others in the early workshop stages of CPP’s repertoire

§  Toured throughout the UK, Caucuses region and Europe

§  Ages 15 and up

§  Contemporary dance technique used combining both Graham based modern dance and elements of Gaga research methodics

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Moving Lines Workshop pt 2
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Moving Lines Workshop pt 2

Moving Lines Workshop pt 2

This upcoming season 5 will offer a series of ongoing workshops at Center of Performance Research in Brooklyn. With a focus on the exploration of walls and the human condition in response to conflict.  Curet's ongoing practice as research will aid in the development of her newest work entitled  "Boarder Control: Are There Enough Walls Yet?" As part of season 5 What Works II? Dancers and Movers are invited to workshop the new work and contribute to the production and development of the newest work.

·       An international contemporary movement research workshop

·       Combining composition, movement investigation and contemporary dance vocabulary

·       The workshop revolves around Curet’s choreographic practice and aims to engage others in the early workshop stages of CPP’s repertoire

§  Toured throughout the UK, Caucuses region and Europe

§  Ages 15 and up

§  Contemporary dance technique used combining both Graham based modern dance and elements of Gaga research methodics

Moving Lines Workshop Series
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Queens College Art Festival
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Queens College Art Festival

Queens College Dean of Arts and Humanities Bill McClure and Kupferberg Center for the Arts present the First Queens College Student Arts Festival to take place in October 2016. 

Students will curate the festival with the goal of highlighting and showcasing the variety and quality of the arts on the QC campus.

Come see CPP perform UnDoing on Sunday October 23rd at 12pm and 2:30pm at Lefrak.

 

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CPP in Philadelphia @ The Whole Shebang!
Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

CPP in Philadelphia @ The Whole Shebang!

Curet Performance Project comes to Philadelphia for the first time! As part of it's current Season 5, CPP a contemporary Dance Company will be at The Whole Shebang on Sunday October 16th as part of a whole day residency.

The residency will include workshops, open rehearsal, development of a new project and a final in studio showing/performance.

Attend part of or ALL of the days residency and also take part in the performance.

See details below:

3pm will be an open rehearsal for public to attend and observe the process of the companies choreographic development of new work Border Control: Are There Enough Walls Yet.

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6pm will be a Moving Lines workshop open to dancers and non dancers. Cost of this workshop will be 20$ and participants will be able to perform what they develop through movement research at the later open studio showing.

(spaces are limited to 10 persons only/advance registration is recommended) All purchases are final and non refundable. You may however transfer the purchase, email curetperformanceproject@gmail.com to give the name of the new attendee in your place.

Workshop description: Moving Lines, a focus on the exploration of walls and the human condition in response to conflict. As part of Curet's ongoing practice as research, the workshop will aid in the development of her newest work entitled "Boarder Control: Are There Enough Walls Yet?" As part of season 5 What Works II? Dancers and Movers are invited to workshop the new work and contribute to the production and development of the newest work. Contemporary movement vocabulary based with a strong focus on movement research.

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7pm will be a public showing of the work for a small suggested donation of 5$, workshop participants are encouraged to invite friends and family to see the work.

Workshop

 

 

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Intimate Series CANCELLED
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Intimate Series CANCELLED

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The Intimate Series fosters creativity amongst evolving and emerging choreographers by providing a safe space in which to develop new work while experimenting with new modes of establishing dialogue with audiences.

Catch CPP taking part on Friday September 30th at 8pm!

Performing UnDoing.

Post show talk back over wine will be available.  Come join a diverse group of NYC dancers and choreographers.

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Prince Concert Tribute @ BAAD
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Prince Concert Tribute @ BAAD

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Come witness an evening of movement and celebration for the late great Prince. Hosted by BAAD.  Featuring a new commissioned work by artistic director Megan Curet. Alongside a line up of talented artist of the NYC dance scene.

2 SHOWS:

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH AND OCTOBER 1ST AT 7:30PM

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Moving Lines Workshop pt 1
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Moving Lines Workshop pt 1

Moving Lines Workshop pt 1.

This upcoming season 5 will offer a series of ongoing workshops at Center of Performance Research in Brooklyn. With a focus on the exploration of walls and the human condition in response to conflict.  Curet's ongoing practice as research will aid in the development of her newest work entitled  "Boarder Control: Are There Enough Walls Yet?" As part of season 5 What Works II? Dancers and Movers are invited to workshop the new work and contribute to the production and development of the newest work.

·       An international contemporary movement research workshop

·       Combining composition, movement investigation and contemporary dance vocabulary

·       The workshop revolves around Curet’s choreographic practice and aims to engage others in the early workshop stages of CPP’s repertoire

§  Toured throughout the UK, Caucuses region and Europe

§  Ages 15 and up

§  Contemporary dance technique used combining both Graham based modern dance and elements of Gaga research methodics

Moving Lines Workshop Series
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