The Skinner Releasing Technique with Laurel Jenkins
September 1 – December 8
*Gillian Mcginty will lead Body Mind Center Classes on September 29, October 6, and October 13
*no class on November 24th, Thanksgiving
Drop in: $15
To register for the entire class series ($100) Please email Laureljenkinsdance@gmail.com before or on September 8 or bring cash/check to class.
The Skinner Releasing Technique is a pioneering approach to dance, movement, and creative process that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power, and articulation. In Releasing, spontaneous movement evoked by guided poetic imagery, music, and sound enables a creative exploration of technical principles such as multi-directional alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy, and autonomy. To conclude our practice, we will be writing and drawing. All levels welcome. No dance experience necessary.
Laurel Jenkins is a Los Angeles based choreographer, dancer, and teacher. She was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2007-2012 and in that time developed original roles in Brown’s final works. Jenkins continues to perform and restage pieces for the company. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and is certified in the Skinner Releasing Technique. Her work has been presented in New York City, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Tokyo. This winter she performed an original role in Book of Change directed by Elise Kermani. With the support of the Asian Cultural Council, Jenkins traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to work with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts. Jenkins recently performed as a soloist in Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms directed by Peter Sellars, and presented work at RedCat’s NOW Festival and the Getty Center.www.laureljenkins.com
Image by Marilia Destot
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