Join Artistic Director Johnnie Cruise Mercer in his open class series. Dates and details below:
Monday, March 6th
Wednesday, March 8th
Friday, March 10th
Monday, May 8th
Wednesday, May 10th
Friday, May 12th
All classes are from 2 PM - 4 PM at 280 Broadway.
Class Description: An investigative space encouraging vernacular exploration, structural form/vocabulary, and personal somatic practices, Contemporary Funk, promotes artistic freedom while challenging the bodies understanding of self-trust, and its aptitude to let go. Designed for technically advanced movers, the fast pace class flows quickly through meditative floor work, tectonic shifting of one’s body surfaces, gestural practice/understanding, center work, complex across the floor patterns, and finally into detailed repertory based phrase work that demands both mental and physical professionalism. Influenced by vogueing, popping, and social dances of today, contemporary funk explores the body's relation to space, mental awareness, music, and risk-taking.
All classes are just $8.00 as a part of Gibney Dance's Access 8 Series!