Feb 16- March 23: Beginning Contemporary
6 weeks: Saturdays 2-3p, February 16- March 23, 2019
$75 for series, $15 drop-in
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Spiral through space, release into the earth, and get upside down. This full-body workout draws from classical, yoga, pedestrian, and urban movement styles. We will learn to flow into and out of the floor with ease. Sequences in center floor and across the floor will warm from skull and neck to ankle and toe as well as from the deep internal (core) out to the hairs on the skin. Range of motion will include gross skeletal to fine nuances of the joints and tissue layers. Combinations are simple, fun, and musical so that we may focus on correct technical fundamentals. This class is for everyone. Welcomed are moving while emitting laughter, celebrating individuality, and building loving community. No dance experience required. Barefoot and comfortable exercise clothing suggested.
Jane C. Marshall is Oakland-based freelance contemporary dance choreographer, dancer, Yogi and movement instructor. Jane has been dancing, choreographing and teaching spanning over thirty years. She is Artistic Director of Inslacks Dance, et al. (I.D.e.a.), a rotating collective of dancers engaging in collaborations with independent musicians locally and nationwide. She founded The Art W.E.B., housing an Art Gallery, Dance Studio and multi-use creative educational and event space in downtown Oakland (2012-2014). Artistic influences are Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Ellie Klopp, Kara Davis, Pat Graney and studies in Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian music and dance. Additionally, as longtime medical professional, Jane believes deeply in the power of dance in balancing and brightening everyday living. Jane is a Cleveland, Ohio native.