Sunday, August 12 | 10:00 - 11:45 AM
Firehouse Arts and Events Center
$18 general, $15 w/ student ID (no class cards)
Join us for another choreographer master class on Sunday, August 12! Eugene-based educator and artist, Shannon Mockli, will be resetting her piece What Once was Held on BRD dancers to be performed at the Firehouse on Oct 25-27 and Nov 1-3 alongside other exciting works of contemporary dance.
Shannon Mockli is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Oregon where she choreographs, performs and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary dance practices, improvisation, dance history, ballet, and pedagogy. Shannon presents her choreography throughout the Pacific Northwest and internationally, most notably as part of the A.W.A.R.D Show in Seattle, the Breaking Ground Festival in Tempe, Arizona, the World Dance Alliance general assembly in St. John's, Newfoundland, at UDLAP in Puebla, Mexico, at the Border Dance Festival in Tijuana, Mexico, and as part of the IUGTE Physical Theatre Lab in Bovec, Slovenia. Shannon is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah where she received her MFA and the L. Scott Marsh Mentorship Award from the University of Utah, Department of Modern Dance in 2008.
Her piece What Once was Held was inspired by memory. Memories most potent seem to deal with time and loss, what once was held can't tangibly be held, but the body can articulate around the space that was once filled. How does movement look in the body when it's trying to remember? When she originally created the choreography, Mockli derived movement from various memories and asked the dancers to do the same for certain sections of the piece. The ensemble supports the idea that while we feel singular in our experience, we are all subject to the passing of time, both beautiful and heartbreaking.