Summer Intensive: Immerse Yourself in Movement

The VG/DE Summer Intensive, held annually at Green Space, is open to dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and movement lovers of every kind. Participants receive hands-on individualized, professional training through classes taught by VG/DE artistic director Valerie Green and company members. These include Dance Your Frame modern dance technique, choreography, a performance lab, plus additional offerings such as peak performance workshop and Pilates.

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Intensive Schedule

Monday
10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique
11:30-1 Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box
1-2 Lunch Break
2-4 Performance in Action

Tuesday
10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique
11:30-1 Pilates
1-2 Lunch Break
2-4 Performance in Action

Wednesday
10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique
11:30-1 Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box
1-2 Lunch Break
2-4 Performance in Action

Thursday
10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique
11:30-1 Peak Performance
1-2 Lunch Break
2-4 Performance in Action

Friday
10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique
11:30-1 Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box
1-2 Lunch Break
2-4 Performance in Action

Saturday
10-11:30 Pilates
11:30-2 Performance in Action

Sunday
10-11:30 Modern Dance Technique
1:30-2:30 Final Showing/Reception for friends & family

Class Descriptions

All classes are taught by Valerie Green and Dance Entropy company members.

This intensive at Green Space is open to all dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and movement lovers of every kind to gain hands on individualized, professional training.

Modern Dance Technique (Erick Hawkins based)
This technique class highlights movement following the body’s innate spirals and bone rhythms. Starting with a series of floor exercises to awaken the feet, spine, center and pelvis, the class moves on to standing center work that strengthens and trains the body to execute healthy, organized, and clear movement.

The class culminates in rhythmical, full-bodied across the floor movement combinations that incorporate the use of turns, jumps, working in and out of the floor. Additionally we work on developing expressive movement with a dramatic purpose, connecting an inner emotional state through physicality.

Choreography: Inspiration to Create Outside the Box
This workshop shares valuable creative movement exercises and tools that stimulate the mind and body to generate movement ideas. The artists will be in a nurturing environment where they will be guided to discover their own unique movement conceptions.

Pilates
This class is a non-impact, focused routine, giving students a greater kinesthetic awareness, full-body workout while focusing on alignment, posture, and accessing the deeper, functional core
muscles.

Performance in Action
Valerie Green will direct and shape a short work pulling together the week’s phrases, explorations, and choreographic studies. This workshop allows the opportunity for intensive participants to put new skills learned over the course of the week into action while working on performance quality. This work will be performed in the intensive’s final showing.

Peak Performance
During this specialized class, students will learn to understand the roles emotion and energy play during performance: where it comes from, when it serves you, when it does not, and how one can create an optimal performance state.

Check back in Spring 2019 for next year’s registration and dates!