Improvisation Lab/ Low-Fly technique class with Olivia Gonzalez

Event Type
Class
Event Description

Improvisation Lab/ Low-Fly technique class with Olivia Gonzalez

This class will delve into individual and collective improvisation elements in low-flying floor technique, while working to improve and acquire skills to strengthen presence in space.
We will work on improvisational elements by isolating parts of the body and exploring different qualities of movement. The class will continue to explore floor technique through the execution of phrases and group work.

Olivia Gonzalez graduated from Escuela Nacional de Arte in Cuba. Following graduation, she danced for four years with Retazos Dance Theater with whom she participated in many international festivals in Canada, Uruguay and the United States, and performed in ‘Transits – Havana’, an international dance collaboration between Sweden and Cuba. Since moving to Chicago, Olivia has danced with Concert Dance, Inc. and Hedwig Dances, and is a regular guest artist for the Ruth Page School of Dance and the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company, teaching modern classes and workshops, and Afro-Cuban technique.

Take the class in-person with a mask in our Studio II (cap of 23 dancers).
Registration closes 3 hours in advance of in-person classes.


New this year - join us at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts for Advanced/Professional class with rotating guest artists, every Friday at 9am.

The class will feature rotating guest artists and combines with the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company*. Method and technique will vary by teacher.
 
Invited Artists:
 
Rigo Saura
Olivia Gonzalez
Jackson Liee
Nelson Reyes
Lucas Segovia
Jamy Meek
Elysia C. Banks
Joshua L. Ishmon
 

Please click the registration link for the most up to date information on who is teaching each week.

*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.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary

Location

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543