DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Alison Manning: Horton Technique

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio

$19 per class, $13 for Wesleyan students

Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 11am to 12:30pm

Alison Manning, Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, will teach a Horton Technique Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.

The class will focus on technical precision balanced with breath, and physical athleticism through the Horton vocabulary. The main focus of the class is always on moving – and moving expansively. For all ages and backgrounds, students will experience the Horton technique as an exuberant form of dance that moves and breathes.  Each class flows through a structured warm up, into a learned combination, which draws on technical elements from the class.

Alison Manning is the Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked with the organization for seven years to provide meaningful residency opportunities for national and international performing artists, and bring the performing arts to the local Vineyard community.  She is Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer of DanceTheYard, The Yard’s year-round collective of artists and arts educators with creative partner and Co-Artistic Director Jesse Keller.
Ms. Manning discovered her love of the Horton Techinique as a scholarship student at Jacob’s Pillow, working with the great Milton Myers, and has continued studying for the past seven years with mentors Mr. Myers, Kristina Berger, Karen Gayle and other master Horton Teachers, and teaches the technique on faculty at The Yard each summer, and as a guest teaching artist at N.Y.U. Steinhardt School, Wesleyan Univeristy, Peridance Capezio Center, and STEPS on Broadway.  In addition to teaching, Ms. Manning performs with The Bang Group, The Peggy Spina Tap Company, Xodus Dance Collective, and has worked with The Next Stage Project, Boston-based Kindodance Company, and Naomi Goldberg Haas’ Dances for a Variable Population.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance and Minor in Art History.

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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