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. She received her dance training at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts (Houston), SUNY Purchase and Taipei National University of the Arts. Sarah was based in New York for many years where she worked with Gallim Dance, Dance Heginbotham and Punchdrunk's Sleep No More, among others. Sarah has been teaching and making her own work for the past several years in the US, Germany, Sweden, Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines. She is currently working as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Berlin.