Sunday Master Classes

Sunday Master Classes

June 24–August 26, 10–11:30am
Learn from Festival Artists on the stage of the Doris Duke Theatre! Certain classes are open to intermediate/advanced dancers ages 16+, while others are for participants at all levels (no experience required) ages 12+. Quiet observation welcome unless noted otherwise.

Registration required online or call 413.243.9919 x166. Registration opens Monday at 9am the week of class. Walk-ups are accommodated as space permits.
All participants require a liability waiver. Participants younger than 18 require a parent/guardian signature.

2018 Sunday Master Classes

July 22 | Cie Art Move Concept

For all experience levels, ages 12+

Cie Art Move Concept Breakdancer Artem Orlov leads a master class that guides participants through breakdancing footwork and groundwork, including practicing drops and floor variations.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in, preferably wide and stretchy, and sneakers.

July 29 | Compañía Sharon Fridman

For intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 16+

Informed by an ongoing inquiry into the ways humans relate to one other, Director Sharon Fridman guides dancers through contact and partnering as compositional techniques. As the class develops, Fridman shares how he choreographically and kinesthetically processes ideas such as nature, need, instability, gravity, cooperation, and support.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in. Socks or bare feet are fine.

August 5 | Faye Driscoll

For intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 16+

Faye Driscoll leads a fun, messy, transformational performance practice where more not less is possible. In this workshop, participants investigate the rigor of play, activate sensorial aliveness, move through image-based improvisations, and explore ecstatic states as tools to relax perceptual rigidity. Using voice and story, participants will learn to play with their own experiences.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and be prepared to use your voice. Socks or bare feet are fine.

August 12 | Netta Yerushalmy

Netta Yerushalmy will teach a 90-minute master class open to all intermediate and advanced dancers ages 16 and over. Quiet observation is welcome

August 19 | Sonya Tayeh

For intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 16+

Sonya Tayeh Dance Company Member leads a class that will teach contemporary forms based on repertoire from the work you’ll still call me by name.

Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and knee pads (if available). Socks or bare feet are fine.

August 26 | ODC/Dance

For intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 16+

Founding Artistic Director Brenda Way along with Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson lead a compositional workshop. In collaboration with the 10 ODC/Dance dancers, participants dive into the unique choreographic process that is the foundation of ODC/Dance’s aesthetic.

Please wear comfortable clothing to move in. Socks, bare feet, or ballet shoes are fine. No street shoes.