DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Kate Weare

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio

$19 per class, $13 for Wesleyan students

Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm

Kate Weare, Artistic Director of Kate Weare Company, 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 ger first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.

Join Kate Weare for a real exploration of what makes a great performance: honest, authentic, decisive work in the studio that translates to the stage. Utilizing ideas from company repertory, dancers will explore the fundamentals of great performing, including clear and thoughtful intent, nuanced phrasing, sensitivity to self and others, moment-to-moment decisions that shape meaning in the viewer’s eye, and authenticity that evokes a response both visceral and honest.

Kate Weare is committed to creating dances that explore a contemporary view of intimacy - both stark and tender - through the power and clarity of the moving body. Raised by a painter and a printmaker in Oakland, California, Ms. Weare draws on visual art sources, language, poetry, contemporary music, and psychology in her work. She earned a B.F.A. from CalArts and danced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Belgrade, and Montreal before settling in New York. Ms. Weare celebrated her company’s tenth anniversary season at BAM Fisher in February 2015, and is honored to have received the White Bird "Barney" Creative Prize in 2015, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award in 2014, the inaugural Evelyn Sharp Summer Artist-in-Residency at CalArts in 2014, the inaugural Artist-in-Residency at BAM Fisher in 2013, Joyce Theater Creative Residencies in both 2014 and 2011, and a Princess Grace Fellowship for Choreography in 2009. Ms. Weare is currently developing new work co-commissioned by The Joyce Theater and American Dance Festival to premiere in 2016. Dance companies worldwide have asked Ms. Weare to travel and set work on their dancers, and she enjoys sharing her work with students, most recently as Guest Faculty at Princeton University, as well as The Juilliard School, N.Y.U./Tisch, Virginia Commonwealth University, Keene State University, and Marymount Manhattan. Past awards include Joyce SoHo Artist-in-Residency, Jacob’s Pillow Artist-in-Residency & Commission, First Prize in New York City’s The AWARD Show, and Bates Dance Festival Artist-in-Residency, among others.  
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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