BEG/INT ADULT MODERN DANCE
Adult Modern Dance (all levels, ages 14 & up): This modern technique class is a beginning-intermediate level class working towards a grounded and direct approach to movement, infused with somatic principles and experiential improvisations. Class work explores a variety of contemporary dance practices, including sensation-based floor work, improvisational scores, technically-focused warmup exercises, phrase work, and more. We unpack the physics of movement, ride the wave of momentum, sweep unabashedly through space, and hone our perceptions to find sublime subtlety.
Senses of fun and curiosity are the only prerequisites.
Instructor: Kate Seethaler
Kate Seethaler earned an MFA in Dance from Smith College in May 2016. While at Smith, she studied composition, technique, improvisation and theory with Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Rodger Blum, Jenn Nugent and Mike Vargas, amongst others. She earned a BA in Dance, with minors in theater and philosophy, from Springfield College in 2008. Kate has most recently collaborated with and performed in dance works by Jenn Nugent, Katie Martin, Stephanie Maher, Joy Davis and Emily Lukasewski. She has participated in training workshops led by Kirstie Simson and David Dorfman, in addition to Bates Dance Festival (2009) and MELT at Movement Research (2011). She received her full mat and equipment classical Pilates certification from In Balance Pilates in 2012 through Aldrich Pilates studio in New Haven, CT. In 2015, Kate attended Bates Dance Festival as a collaborator and performer in work by Kellie Ann Lynch, one of the festival's Emerging Choreographers. Kate's choreographic work has been performed at Elm City Dance Festival, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Smith College, Springfield College, The Taft School and The Ethel Walker School. Her current choreographic interests lie in dismantling the hierarchy between audience and performer(s).
Kate is also our current Artist in Residence.
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