Mark Haim Master Class
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Mark Haim Master Class

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$15 general | $12 student (no class cards)

Bellingham Repertory Dance welcomes Seattle-based choreographer, Mark Haim, to teach a contemporary master class on Sunday, January 21. Mark is currently working with BRD dancers resetting his piece "Parade" to be performed at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work this February 17-18 at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre. Click here for tickets!

Born in New York City, Mark Haim studied as a classical pianist at the Manhattan School of Music before beginning his formal dance training. He earned his BFA at the Julliard School with an honorary scholarship, then received his MFA in Dance from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA program. Haim founded and directed Seattle-based company, Mark Haim & Dancers from 1984-1987 and additionally served as Artistic Director of Companhia de Danca de Lisboa from 1987-1990. From 2002-2008, he was Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington.

Mark Haim has been choreographing for over 30 years, creating new works for dance companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including the Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, the Limon Dance Company, the Joffrey II Dancers, and the Rotterdamse Dansgroep. His works have been performed at the American Dance Festival, the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, the John F. Kennedy Center, On the Boards, and more. He is a recipient of a 1987 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a 1988 and 1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and grants from the National Performance Network Suitcase Fund, ArtsLink, Inc., the Harkness Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

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Eliza Larson Master Class
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Eliza Larson Master Class

Bellingham Repertory Dance welcomes Portland-based dance artist and choreographer, Eliza Larson, to teach a contemporary master class on Monday, November 20. Eliza worked with BRD dancers this summer to reset her piece, Serinum Scopuli: Song at Anthemoessa, for Emerge at the Firehouse PAC. We are excited to have her in town! $15/$12 student (no class cards)

Eliza graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College with majors in Dance and English before moving to the Pacific Northwest where she is an independent choreographer, performer, and dance and yoga teacher in Portland, OR. Eliza received her MFA in Dance from Smith College and now directs Fault Line Dance and co-directs Mountain Empire Performance Collective. 

In 2013, Eliza was a member of CREAP-Creative Resident Engaged Artists of Ponderosa, a residency program in Stolzenhagen, Germany. In 2016, she was invited for a residency in Mazatlan, Mexico under the direction of Oman Arrum to study Piso Movil, mobile floor technique. Her choreography has been presented extensively, including at Studio Two (OR), Velocity Dance Center (WA), The National Portrait Gallery (DC), Earthdance (MA), PortFringe (ME), and the Capital Fringe Festival (DC). 

Eliza is also a published writer and scholar whose work has appeared in Kinebago, DanceUSA, Contact Quarterly, and in an issue of JODE (Journal of Dance Education). Eliza’s research on gender in dance has been presented at several conferences around the country including NDEO (National Dance Education Organization, CORD (the Congress on Research in Dance), and SDHS (Society of Dance History Scholars).

Learn more about Eliza Larson and her company at her website www.elizalarson.com.

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