3/29 – Ate9 in_studio

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 pm
tickets by donation

Join Ate9 for an intimate studio session, where they will preview moments from their new work, mouth to mouth. Share in their creation process by joining in an open dialogue with the artists and Ate9 Artistic Director, Danielle Agami.

11/24 – Franklin Method Dance Conditioning

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Dance Conditioning Workshop

with Carol Guidry

Sunday, November 24, 2013
1:00pm-4:00pm
$45 Prepaid, $60 at the door
More info or to pre-pay: carolguidry.com or 661-618-6181

Franklin Method Dance Conditioning is practiced by dancers from Julliard to the Royal Ballet School to elicit lasting and rapid improvement to their balance, flexibility and strength by developing the body’s natural strategies for stabilization through dynamic alignment, as opposed to tension.

Classes include brief demonstrations of anatomy and bio-mechanics using anatomical models and common objects to create vivid and accurate images of what bones and muscles do in movement. Exercises for embodying one’s bio-function can include ball rolling, elastic band exercises, self-massage, mental simulation of movement (MSM), and movements from ballet and yoga. Embodying the anatomy improves physical awareness, proprioception and consequently function. Though the workshop focuses on many muscle and joint overuse symptoms that dancers commonly experience the workshop content can be applied to any form of exercise and is suitable for any level of fitness. Elastic bands, balls and other props provided.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Strong, Supple and Springy Spine
  • Psoas-Activating Your Inner Core
  • Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
  • The Art & Joy of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Hope to see you there!

8/22 – Paintings – A Study of the Orientalist Image

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Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

Tickets – $20 presale; $25 at the door
www.paintings.brownpapertickets.com

Vintage Hollywood showgirls meet the Middle East! Orientalist paintings come to life through Classical and Modern Bellydance pieces inspired by paintings, costume design sketches, and cheesecake art from the Industrial Age up to the Golden Age of Classical Bellydance (late 1800s – 1960s). Harem Girls and Femme Fatales presents fantasy images created during this time that portray dancers/models as mythically dangerous, sexy femme fatales. Each costume is an exact replica from the painting handcrafted and designed by artistic director Melanie Lane. Featured soloists/guest choreographers include Janelle Issis, a top contestant and first Bellydance competitor from hit show So You Think You Can Dance, and Jayna Kouzouyan touring dancer with Bellydance Superstars.

Live paintings done during the show by Ninyshka Designs!

Artistic Director/Choreographer – Melanie Lane
Dancers – Melanie Lane, Nar, Stephanie Bernhard, Stevena Jackson, Katrina Gourley