Every Friday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, January 19, 2024
Taught by DeAnna Pellecchia of Kairos Dance
Class Description: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Technique with DeAnna Pellecchia focuses on spatial awareness, musicality, timing, dynamic nuances, performance skills and and concepts of stage presence inside of improvisational strategies and contemporary dance techniques/choreography. The first half of the class focuses on building strength and flexibility while understanding proper anatomical alignment and foundational techniques for floorwork and spiraling. Warm-up sequences integrate exercises from Yoga, Pilates, Ballet, Kinetic Awareness, Capoeria, Bartenieff Fundamentals, initiation work, release technique, LMA, and Listening Strategies. The second half of the class focuses on learning new movement vocabulary and building choreographic sequences, including across the floor phrases, inviting students to find a fuller use of space, nuance and strength. Students also learn phrase work from KAIROS Dance Theater’s athletic repertory which blends free-wheeling turns and leaps with sudden inversions, extreme suspended shapes, rhythmic isolations, quirky gestures, and intricate footwork.
BIO: DeAnna Pellecchia is a professional dancer, aerialist, choreographer, producer and director who crafts emotionally powerful performances for the stage, site-specific landscapes and non-traditional public spaces that take audiences on a visceral journey. As an educator and mentor she is committed to working with individuals of all backgrounds who are seeking a disciplined, physical and creative practice. DeAnna carries out her mission by creating, performing and teaching dance locally, nationally and internationally as Artistic Director/Choreographer of KAIROS Dance Theater. DeAnna has been a principal dancer with Paula Josa-Jones / Performance Works, ANIKAYA Dance Theater, Kinodance Company, Nicola Hawkins Dance Company, Bennett Dance Company and Anna Myer & Dancers; and a guest performer with Elaine Summers, Ann Carlson, and Heidi Latsky Dance. Ms. Pellecchia received a B.A. in Dance / Performance from Roger Williams University. She has taught at Boston Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Mount Holyoke College, Salem State University, Simmons College, Mass College of Art, Rhode Island College, Dean College, India’s National School of Drama, and Russia’s Evolution Dance Project, among others. Currently, she resides on dance faculty at Boston University and New England Conservatory. deannapellecchia.com / kairosdancetheater.org
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