The aim of this class is to develop kinesthetic awareness in a group context. We will deconstruct our sensory experience, giving focus to each of the individual tools we have at our disposal to encourage full ownership of our movement practice as individuals within a group. The class begins with a visceral warm up focused on developing perspectives of our bodies in space, activating our decisive capabilities while simultaneously increasing our sensitivity to the will of the group. We will spend a brief period of time working on more formalized exercises to find clarity, stability and efficiency in movement and the rest of the class will be dedicated to phrase work, integrating the tools we have explored earlier in the class.
Sarah Stanley is a dance artist born and raised in Houston, TX where she trained at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She received her BFA from SUNY Purchase in New York, during which time, she spent five months studying at Taipei National University of the Arts. Sarah was based in New York for many years where she worked with NØA Dance, Brice Mousset, LoudHoundMovement, Gallim Dance, Dance Heginbotham and Punchdrunk's Sleep No More, among others. Sarah has been teaching for the past several years in New York, Houston, Germany, Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines and she has created her own work in Houston, Jackson Hole and New York. Sarah is currently working as an independent dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Berlin.