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AXIS' Open Company Classes: Horton Technique with Katherine Nauman

Horton Technique with Katherine Nauman AXIS' Open Company Classes

Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm- 2/12/19, 2/19/19/ 2/26/19, 3/5/19 and Monday 10:30am-12pm 3/11/19

Cost $12 drop-in or $75 for 8 classes (valid for other Open Company classes) purchase here

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Studio E (Third Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

Class will explore the rich technique developed by Lester Horton. The movements are devised to fortify, stretch and reshape the body to help produce an accomplished, well- rounded, contemporary dancer. Dancers work with a broad range of expression, musicality and strong technical skill. The Horton technique is unique and insightful. Its approach to anatomy is extremely logical and very compatible with ballet. We will examine the fundamentals of this dynamic technique, exploring elements of the studies and fortifications, and incorporating them into choreographic phrases both in the center and across the floor. This class is intended for students with dance experience, who are interested in an introduction to modern dance or in learning the fundamentals of the Horton technique. No previous experience with Horton is required.

Katherine Nauman is a Horton technique instructor, performer and arts administrator. In California she has taught at: UC Berkeley, SF State University, CSU Summer Arts, Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and Dance Connection Palo Alto, and currently serves on faculties for the LINES Ballet education programs. She worked as Rehearsal and Engagement Director for AXIS Dance Company, was Director of the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, and a founding member and General Manager for SOULSKIN Dance. In the Bay Area she has performed with Ray Tadio, Sculpted Motion, SOULSKIN Dance and Mary Carbonara Dances. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Katherine trained, performed and taught in New York City. She was teaching and choreographic assistant to her mentor, Horton master teacher, Milton Myers, and taught at Juilliard, LaGuardia High School, The Ailey School and STEPS Studio NYC, among others. Katherine has toured internationally as both Horton teacher and performer at festivals such as: Jacob's Pillow (MA), Internationale Tanz-Wochen Wien (Austria), Vortex Jazz Congress (Moscow, Russia) and Summer Arts at California State University Monterey Bay. In NYC she danced for companies including: Stanley Love Performance Group, bopi's black sheep/dances by kraig patterson, Maffei Dance Company, Glen Rumsey Dance Project and Makram Hamdan Dance Company. Katherine is a graduate of the Ailey School, NYC.

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