Profitraining

Contemporary

Victoria McConnell

"Beginning with guided improvisations we will get our blood flowing, awaken the skin’s sensation, inviting the brain and the body to arrive in the space. Moving in and out of the floor with more structured exercises, we activate the core and large muscle groups while physically exploring concepts head-tail connection, initiation or body’s edge versus center. Eating the space with spirals, floorwork and turns, we progress across the space using improvisation tasks and simple phrases to integrate sensation and detail with larger movements. Bringing the various elements together, the class culminates in learning some phrase-work and developing it further with the particular focus of that day’s class, whether it be spirals or activating an animalistic efficiency while moving. Victoria’s class is a collage of influences drawn from her technical training, diverse performance experience, and from deepening improvisation practice, and from her own creative process of choreography and writing. Aiming for engaged senses and stronger connections between mind and body, the movement-flavors and technical vocabulary of the class encompass elements from yoga to contemporary improvisation, with a nod toward tradition, breaking tradition and many other things in between."

A native Californian, Victoria earned a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University in 2008, and worked in Washington and Oregon. Since 2015, she is based in Germany performing, teaching, and creating collaboratively in Europe. From Berlin, she has worked with composers Katya Sourikova and Adriano Fontana, with musicians Joshua Tennent and Livia Rita. As a dancer, Victoria has performed for Joachim Schlömer, Tanz Company Gervasi, Sara Angius, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and others. She also performs for camera and in comedy. In Seattle from 2009-2015 she danced for many artists including Catapult Dance, Ilvs Strauss, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, and Coriolis Dance Collective. Curating through ada Studio in Berlin, since 2018 she creates events for the series “NAH DRAN extended". While in Seattle, she co-produced dance events through the nonprofit Abbey Arts in 2013 and 2014.

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