Friday, September 28 | 9:30-11am
Class: Classical Modern / Duncan Technique
Dancers will explore the origins of modern dance through the technique of Isadora Duncan, which focuses on freedom, flow and spontaneity, fosters creativity and connection with others and the self, including an emphasis on musicality.
About Jennifer Sprowl:
Artistic Director of Duncan Dance Chicago and a founding member of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium, Jennifer Sprowl was a principal dancer of the Isadora Duncan Dance Company, NYC, and trained directly with Duncan dance luminaries Lori Belilove, Hortense Kooluris, and Julia Levien.
A specialist in dancer conditioning, injury prevention, and pre/post rehabilitation, Sprowl is a graduate of the Ohashi Institute of Shiatsu, is certified in Active-Isolated Stretch/Strength, and is trained in LifeStretch. She currently serves on the faculty of Chicago Movement Collective.
Jennifer is a teaching artist at the Joffrey Academy (10 years) and is a faculty member of Chicago Movement Collective. She frequently lectures on the history of Isadora Duncan at Roosevelt University Chicago, and conducts regular masterclasses nationally and internationally.
Jennifer’s next performance will be at the Women in Dance conference to be held this October in Chicago.
Join us at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts for Open Technique Classes with the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company*, every other Friday at 9:30am. The class will feature rotating guest artists and Ruth Page School of Dance faculty. Method and technique will vary by teacher.
*The Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company is an elite group of pre-professional dancers, ages 17-25 who train daily, 9am-3:30pm, August – June at the Ruth Page School of Dance. The program provides continued comprehensive technique training, unique performance experiences, focused study with guest artists and choreographers, and travel to our International Sister Schools in Cuba, Italy and Spain.