Limón4Kids Performance

I am as inspired as ever to be working with the wonderful Limón4Kids program headed up by Roxane D’orleans! This Monday we get to see the Hamilton Heights elementary students take the stage to share their work that was inspired by José Limón’s Choreographic Offering! Watching the students use their bodies to explore his ideas, movement principles, and master works before taking it into their own creations, is EMBODIMENT IN ACTION…. through this process and context, dance history forever remains alive and fuels our future artists!

Teaching Reflections

Over the last 12 months I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible students, teachers, and organizations! Here is a brief overview of some of these experiences: New York Philharmonic – Offering pre-concert movement workshops in full period dress! Limon4Kids – Working with NYC public school children 2nd-8th grade. Mile Square Theater – Working with K-2 students in an after school program New York Baroque Dance Company – Teaching open classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center New York University and William Paterson University – Working with graduate and undergraduate students as an adjunct professor in Baroque Dance,…

Notation as Product and Process – Nijinsky explorations

This October I had the opportunity to work with reconstructors Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer, Catherine Turocy, director, New York Baroque Dance Company and Claudia Jeschke, a German dance writer on Nijinsky and Doug Fullington of Pacific Northwest Ballet, (both Stepanoff Notation experts). We spent the day examining 2 pages of notation by Nijinsky and embodying his Abandoned Sarabande. In addition to further examining the world of notation and the crossover of historical eras in dance, it was wonderful to hear about Nijinsky’s fascination with the Baroque period and how his use of notation (read on staffs of music and…