DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

$19 per class, $13 for Wesleyan students

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3pm

David Dorfman, Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.

(Modern <Post> Technique): Moving With Momentum - Material will range in styles from release-based post-modern work  to an eclectic standing modern class.  Concepts such as a weighted and grounded approach to movement, harnessing the body's momentum and force, varying approaches to contact, partnering, and floorwork, emphasis on intent and focus, and compositional choices through improvisation may be included.
Since 1987, David Dorfman has been the Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance, an immodestly named, acclaimed New York City-based modern dance company; and since 2004, a Professor of Dance and Department Chair at Connecticut College, where David Dorfman Dance is Company in Residence. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from Connecticut College (1981), and recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received his B.S.B.A. in 1977. Mr. Dorfman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and others. In October 2013, David Dorfman Dance completed its third run at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s prestigious Next Wave Festival with Come, and Back Again. In August 2014 the company enjoyed a sold-out run at BAM’s Fishman Space of UNSETTLED, a new collaborative evening on the subject of reconciliation, created with Turkish and Armenian dancers as a part DanceMotion USA, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which brought David Dorfman Dance to Turkey, Tajikistan, and Armenia in April and May 2014, and to Bates Dance Festival in July and August 2014. In March 2014, David Dorfman Dance returns to Armenia and Turkey for reunion performances of UNSETTLED. Mr. Dorfman has resided in New London, Connecticut since 2004 with his dancing family - wife Lisa Race who also teaches at Connecticut College, and son Samson Race Dorfman, who attends Pine Point School in Stonington.

DanceMasters Weekend is a two-day immersion in contemporary dance, featuring twelve Master Classes and a Choreographers Conversation.

A Weekend Pass, which includes five Master Classes, is $75 for the general public (plus a $6 class registration fee), or $55 for Wesleyan students.

Master Classes: Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10am to 5pm

Master Classes: Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 11am to 4:30pm

Classes are designed for students with intermediate to advanced dance experience. Master Class teachers will incorporate technique and movement combinations from their repertoire.

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