pbdp intensive 2012

I had beautiful and inspiring week, taking part in Peggy Baker Dance Projects’ August Intensive.         This was my fifth summer as a teaching faculty and this year I got to teach excerpts from Peggy’s choreography from this past January, Piano/Quartet, with Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, and Andrea Nann.

The original cast for the piece was Ric, Andrea, Sean Ling (who couldn’t be at the intensive), myself, and pianist John Kameel Farah, and this was the first time that we got to share the choreography since the premiere. It was both refreshing and exciting to get the outside view of the piece, and it was super fun to work with dancers who each brought new breath to the dance. And this made me really excited to come back to the piece to perform in Ottawa next April!

Aside from teaching, I got to participate in Andrea’s Gyrokinesis, and demonstrated in Peggy’s technique class.  They’re both beautiful and hugely inspiring teachers and I’ve taken their classes many times (especially Peggy’s). Though I’ve always received something very special in additional through the intensive. Maybe because I’ve got to work with and be around the dancers who chose to commit their week/time to do this… we all worked very hard, taking in new information both mentally and physically daily, yet it was super energizing!

Starting tomorrow, I have another treat/ excitement of taking a week of Gaga classes, organized by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre as part of their summer program/ Aboriginal Dance Training.

New information, new ways of moving!


今週はPeggy Baker Dance ProjectsのAugust Intensiveがありました。今年で教師としての参加は  5年目になるのですが、Intensiveでは始めてレパートリーのクラスをカンパニーのダンサー、   Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, Andrea Nannと供に担当しました。

教えた作品は今年の1月に初演されたPeggyの作品、Piano/Quartetからの一部です。       作品のオリジナル・キャストは私を含め、Ric, Anrea, Sean Ling (残念ながら今週は一緒に教えられなかったのですが), そしてピアニストさんのJohn Kameel Farahだったのですが、公演以来、振り写しするのは今回が始めてで、特に作品を客観視できたのが新鮮でした。違う人が同じ作品を踊る事で、作品に少しずつ個性が足されて新しい面が見えて来て…、今度の4月にあるOttawaでの公演の為に この作品に戻ってくるのが、今から楽しみです!


さて、明日からはKaha:wi Dance Theatreのワークショップ/Aboriginal Dance Trainingの一部であるGaga classを1週間受けます!


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