Day One: Friday, January 20
Day Two: Saturday, January 21
MASTER CLASS SCHEDULE:
Registration each day at 9:30 am
Class from 10 AM – Noon
WHERE: Links Hall – 3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL
These in-person master classes are geared towards Advanced and Professional movement artists who are looking to explore, grow, and connect. Each day’s movement and instructional content will be unique to that class.
Mike Tyus focuses on the exploration and creation of contemporary dance. The master classes provide dancers with a knowledge of how to use the floor as a tool to connect to a wider range of movement vocabulary, improvisational skills, and an insight into how Tyus creates movement for the stage. Discover progressions for advanced movements while simultaneously learning how to transition from one to the other. Improvisation, ballet technique, partnering, flow work, low flying and floor work will all be explored imaginatively to break past the limits of the human body and gain access to something greater than dance.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRD PURCHASE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 15.
- $40 EARLY BIRD SINGLE Class (thru Dec 15)
- $60 EARLY BIRD BOTH Classes thru Dec 15)
PRICING DECEMBER 16 and BEYOND
- $50 SINGLE Class (Dec 16 and beyond)
- $70 BOTH Classes (Dec 16 and beyond)
About our Guest Artist
Mike Tyus was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Los Angeles, California where he first started training in dance, gymnastics, and wrestling at several academies throughout the city. Each teacher invoked a different movement style and provided a unique drumbeat for Tyus. This would inform him for years to come as he redefines dance in a modern world. Tyus has been performing and creating dance for the stage, print, and screen for over 15 years. He has worked with Cirque Du Soleil, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Whim Whim Contemporary Dance, Apple, Veuve Clicquot, Facebook, FKA Twigs, Sia, MTV, Danny Elfman, Sidi Larbi Cherkoui, W Magazine, The Broad Museum, and Jacob Jonas The Company. Community and Creation are at the core of Tyus’ mission and continue to drive his efforts in crafting work that feeds the human spirit and reflects the time in which we live.
Learn more about our exciting teaching artist's work at his website: https://www.miketyus.com/