$15 drop-in | $65 for a 5-class card | $10 with student ID
Join us for a class with Marion Spencer on Sunday, February 3! This class will be a highly imaginative and highly physical investigation of ourselves as movers. We will hold a safe space for building community, investigation, risk and rigor, while embracing a spirit of constant kindness, learning and growth. We begin with a sensation-based warm up, grounding ourselves in our bodies and in the space through improvisation and set material. We cultivate our technique and curiosity through floor, standing and across the floor sequences. Class culminates with a full bodied and nuanced dance phrase that collages together ideas and desires we have found in practice, while also challenging us physically and creatively as dancers and performers.
Marion is a Brooklyn based dancer, choreographer, and educator. Her work has been presented by Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Gibney, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Amherst College, the Dance Now Festival and the Domestic Performance Agency. She currently dances for Kendra Portier, Kinesis Project Dance Theatre and is collaborating with dance artist Simon Thomas-Train. Since moving to New York, Marion has had the pleasure of working with Michelle Boulé, Athena Kokoronis, Stephan Koplowitz, Annie Kloppenberg, Shandoah Goldman, Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty, Vanessa Justice, Michiyaya, Hollis Bartlett, and apprenticed and performed with David Dorfman Dance. Marion teaches at Gibney, Dancewave, Greenwich Country Day School and Girls Preparatory Charter Middle School. She graduated with honors from Vassar College in 2009, where she studied Geography-Anthropology and was a member of the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. www.marion-spencer.com
Photo Credit: Whitney Browne Photography
$18 drop-in | $15 with student ID (no class cards)
BRD welcomes Andrea Parson to teach a master class on December 16 at the Firehouse! Andrea Parson studied dance performance at Loyola Marymount University, where she received a BA in dance in 2009. She now lives in Portland, OR, where she currently performs and teaches contemporary dance nationally and internationally with the Northwest Dance Project. In 2010 she received the Princess Grace Award for dance. Andrea has also choreographed original works for NW Dance Project company as well as summer dance intensive students. Since 2014 she has collaborated with costume designer and filmmaker Fuchsia Lin, choreographing and performing original solo works for two dance films Crystals of Transformation, and Future Cosmos Flow. In 2018 she created the Soul Stories Dance Project in co- direction with multimedia artist Susan Banyas in which she created and performed a solo entitled- Amore. soulstoriesdanceproject.com
Photo by Fuchsia Lin