This workshop will be an exploration of movement and dance improvisation. Dancers will warm up through guided imagery, body awareness activities (somatics) and improvised creative movement. The second half of the class will explore partner work and contact-improvisation in an engaging and affirming dance experience.
About The Artist:
Rebecca Crystal recently completed a Master of Dance Education program though the Royal Academy of Dance in London. She was awarded the Joan White Prize for her thesis research on creating engaging and meaningful experiences in the dance classroom through improvisation and somatic-informed movement. She holds a BFA in Dance with minors in English and Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as Dance Education PK-12 licensure from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Rebecca taught dance full-time in Chicago Public Schools for three years and spent four summers on dance faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp. She has taught at The Chicago High School for the Arts, Joel Hall Dance Center, and Foster Dance Studios, and has worked as a Teaching Artist with Hubbard Street’s Movement as Partnership program in schools. Rebecca has studied in Israel as a trainee with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and has studied Gaga with Ohad Naharin/Batsheva Dance Company.