Contemporary

Milton Myers, Program Director | July 9-29

Under the direction of contemporary dance mentor and master teacher, Milton Myers, daily studio work and weekly performance experiences prepare dancers to meet the expectations and requirements of today’s most in-demand artistic directors. Each week a different choreographer creates work on the dancers to deepen their ability to communicate stylistically diverse choreographic intent and become articulate, versatile artists. Dancers will present the works in progress created on them on the iconic outdoor stage for Festival audiences on July 14, 21, and 28.

A faculty of distinguished artists provide individual coaching in multiple movement vocabularies, styles, techniques, and performance skills through daily classes in ballet, body conditioning, and contemporary dance. Integral to this immersive dance experience are interactions with Festival artists through Master Classes and career-building discussions, study time in the Archives, and attendance at all Festival performances, artist and scholar talks, exhibits, and events.


For 24 contemporary dancers at a professional or advanced pre-professional level with strong performance skills, age 16 and up.  

Faculty

Milton Myers

Milton Myers is resident choreographer and instructor for Philadanco and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Peridance, STEPS on Broadway, and The Juilliard School, where he is the first Horton instructor.

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