Gallim Open Company Class with Anneke Hansen (Anatomically driven contemporary technique class)
Thursday, December 13th, 10:00am - 11:15am
ABOUT ANNEKE HANSEN
Anneke Hansen is a choreographer, performer, and teacher based in New York City who primarily presents dance works through her company, Anneke Hansen Dance. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence college, Hansen's work has been presented in NYC by the Chocolate Factory Theater and as part of the La Mama moves! Festival, Draftworks at Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance Conversations @ The Flea, and at University Settlement. Hansen has been international guest artist-in-residence at Dance House in Dublin, Ireland, Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, and her company has enjoyed creative residencies at Rockbridge Arts Exchange in Virginia, and Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT. The company's work has been featured at the Big Range Dance Festival in Houston, TX, among other venues, and her site-specific work has been performed in NYC parks and abroad in Washington D.C. and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her most recent project, a collaboration with Lori Yuill, was selected as Best of Fringe at the Houston Fringe Festival, 2016. Anneke Hansen Dance has received funding from LMCC’s Manhattan Community Arts Fund, NYFA’s BUILD grant, and the Puffin Foundation. As a performer, Hansen has had the pleasure of dancing for New York choreographers Sara Rudner and Susan Rethorst, and for Australian choreographer Russell Dumas, among others. A student of anatomy, she served as assistant to master anatomist and neuromuscular educator Irene Dowd. In addition to teaching dance in both the US and abroad, Hansen maintains a practice as a private movement instructor in NYC, specializing in rehabilitative movement and performance training, and has taught anatomy at several area colleges. www.AnnekeHansenDance.com
This class investigates ideas of technique, anatomical function, and agency, and aims to create the conditions for each of us to dance more fully, with a greater awareness of our structure and its unique possibilities, and to give students the tools to make informed, thoughtful decisions both technically and performatively. We will begin with a thorough warm-up, mobilizing and stabilizing the joints, focusing on coordination and integration of limbs and trunk with an emphasis on moving through space. We'll sweat, play seriously, be messy, laugh hard, get excited.
Photo by Matt Harvey.