Ballet Technique for the Contemporary Dancer
Katherine Helen Fisher
Friday, Aug 4 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$125 for full workshop / RSVP by July 25 for $95 early bird special Register
Monday July 31 thru Friday August 4, 1-4pm. Friday will conclude with a showing ending at 5pm.
Daily drop-in rate for technique portion (1-2:30pm) is $15
This class will provide contemporary ballet technique to facilitate a somatic centered understanding geared towards usefulness in performance practice. Students identify limitations and expand individual expression within a class emphasizing risk-taking while simultaneously refining movement efficiency and encouraging openness.
Class will incorporate practices to strengthen physicality, and increase flexibilty. Spacious phrase work integrates complex musicality with virtuosic step combinations designed to challenge the dancers’ ability to integrate personal style with abstract forms.
Class is appropriate for advanced-beginners to professional dancers.

Repertory from Finite & Infinite Games will be taught for the final hour of each day culminating in a showing on Friday at 4pm.

Katherine Helen Fisher is a Los Angeles based director, producer, choreographer and performer who’s work explores the intersectionality between dance and new media.
Katherine is currently a member of The Lucinda Childs Dance Company with whom she has danced since 2008. She has also worked with Robert Wilson in Einstein On The Beach, Mark Morris, MOMIX, ODC San Francisco, Johannes Wieland, Mark Dendy, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig, Janis Brenner, Jennifer Muller and Ann Carlson among others.
She is co-founder of Safety Third Productions, a media company focused on movement-based digital content with whom she recently movement directed music videos for Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright.
Her work for the stage and screen has been presented at Joe’s Pub, Radio City Music Hall, Judson Church, Danspace Project, Art Basil Switzerland, The Palm Springs Museum of Art, The Lincoln Center Dance Film’s Association, ADF, The San Francisco Dance Film Festival, NBC’s Americas Got Talent, LACMA and the 2016 Microsoft Global Exchange Conference.
Her wearable technology piece, “Le Monstre” from the CHARACTERS commission developed collaboratively while in residency at Georgia Tech will be featured at the ACCelerate Festival at Smithsonian National Museum of American History in DC.
Ms. Fisher has been a guest teacher at The University of Michigan, The University of Maryland, The Colburn Academy, The Baltimore School for The Arts and at La Ménagerie de Verre in Paris.
Katherine is committed to supporting the work of women creatives and is interested in championing fair wages, working conditions and equality within the fields of dance and film.
She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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