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Dance Composition Workshop with the Dance Complex, Cambridge

Saturday March 11, 2017 at Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA
10:30am – 12:30pm

The Dance Complex presents, in partnership with the Massachusetts Dance Education Organization & in association with Boston Dance Alliance, two events geared towards professionally-minded artists and educators with AXIS Dance Company. This workshop will be hosted by the Harvard Dance Center.

AXIS Artistic Director/choreographer Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers will share the creative tools, improvisation scores and exercises the company draws on to create dance composition for disabled and non-disabled dancers. The company draws from a rich history of the last 30 years and the numerous choreographers the company has had the pleasure to collaborate with including Bill T. Jones, Stephan Petronio and Meredith Monk, to name a few. Aspects of dance choreography will include the compositional use of organic unity, rhythmic or non-rhythmic articulation, theme and variation, and repetition. The choreographic process will employ improvisation for the purpose of developing innovative movement ideas. Students will also learn material from existing AXIS repertoire. This workshop is intended for dancers with and without disabilities who have at least an intermediate level of dance training.