At Our Edges, excerpts
RAD FEST 2020
The Epic Center Kalamazoo, MI
March 6, 2020 • 7pm
Pro Modern with Andrea at Hamlin Park
Mondays 10:00-11:30am at Hamlin Park Theater
Warm your winter bodies in this class for adv/pro movers–
Mondays 10-11:30 am. March 18 – May 6, no class April 15.
$10 drop in (pay cash/check at class), $50 class series: buy class series online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4104572 (or cash/check at class).
Led by Artistic Director Andrea Cerniglia
Andrea’s class is a hybrid of Bartenieff Fundamentals and Cunningham inspired material. Class sessions build from the ground up to activate and reinvigorate the Fundamental Patterns of Total Body Connectivity (breath, core-distal, head-tail, body-half and cross-lateral). After developing a relationship with these patterns, focus is placed on technical, improvisational, and performative elements–providing a diverse experience while still placing an emphasis on activating each part of the body and the necessary movement elements that prepare us for vigorous movement. Once the class has built a critical mass of momentum, we move into athletic, detail-oriented phrase work designed to challenge the mover to occupy space, while exploring elements of time, weight, flow, and shape. We will experience a series of phrases that requires athletic prowess, endurance, and allows for creative experimentation in attack, phrasing and transition. Often phrase work will return from week to week to build a consistent flow of sequences that we may draw from in our practice.