Virtual Event:
Mini DELving into Dance History

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Virtual DELving into Dance History Mini Workshop

Saturday, December 4 | 2-5pm Eastern
Facilitated by Ann Biddle and Felice Santorelli with Guest Artist, Yin Yue

Explore a choreographer’s voice through the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) model, which emphasizes a comprehensive and inclusive approach to embodied learning. DEL facilitators will guide you through an investigation of a choreographer’s work through multiple entry points in order to bring new perspectives into the dance classroom and design culturally responsive and accessible lessons and activities for all dance learners.

In this embodied and interactive DELving Mini-workshop, DELve into the creative process of contemporary dancer and choreographer, Yin Yue, through this mini-workshop focused on movement exploration and invention, collaborative dance making, and embodied dance history practice. Participants will explore aspects of Yin Yue’s FOCO Technique™ — a fusion dance technique created by Yin and inspired by the Chinese folk and contemporary dance movement. Participants will also learn about Yin’s unique artistic vision, choreographic process, and pedagogic approach.

As an extra bonus, participants will receive limited access to a video recording of an interview with Yin and a sample FOCO class.

Yin Yue

Headshot of Yin YueThe founder and artistic director of YY Dance Company (YYDC), Yin Yue is an internationally recognized performer and choreographer. Yin studied at the prestigious Shanghai Dance Academy and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA in 2008.

In 2018, Yin founded YYDC, a NYC-based, non-profit contemporary dance company dedicated to the teaching, production and performance of original choreographic works by Yin. Yin’s signature FoCo Technique™ represents a dynamic fusion of folk and contemporary dance. YYDC’s mission is to incorporate Yin’s signature movement style into live performances and choreographic commissions as well as educational endeavor.

Under Yin’s direction, the company has presented its work to live audiences on U.S. and international stages. The company boasts international touring credits, including Schrit_tmacher Festival (Germany), SummerStage in New York City, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, The Open Door Dance Festival in Iowa City, Iowa, DancenowNYC at Joe’s pub and many more. In addition, YYDC has performed at venues such as International Choreographic Competition Hanover, BAM Fisher, Joyce SoHo Theater, Peridance Center, Lincoln Center Rose Hall, New York Live Arts and many others. In addition to performance, the company also re-staged repertories at universities, companies and dance studios around the world.

Yin Yue was recipient of 2021 Harkness Promise Award. This prestigious award recognizes her innovation in choreography and education. She was the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. Through these high-profile successes, Yin has received commissions from all three widely-recognized companies as well as other companies and organizations namely Martha Graham Dance Company, Philadelphia Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Limon Dance Company, Alberta Ballet, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Gibney Dance Company, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Whim W’him, Bruce Wood Dance, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, Boston Dance Theater, 10 Hairy Legs, New Dialect, Backhausdance, Tisch School of The Arts, George Mason University, Rutgers University, Point Park University, West Michigan University and Juilliard School for Dance.