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Programme Level
All levels
Dates
  • 27 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 202411:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Programme fee
AED 185
Programme details

Venture on a unique program that delves into the rich realms of American Modern Dance and the elegant world of Baroque Dance. This comprehensive experience focuses on cultivating foundational elements and movement principles that are the backbone of these distinct dance forms.

In exploring American Modern Dance, participants will immerse themselves in key techniques, integrating elements such as spirals, contractions, suspensions, isolations, initiations, and the artful use of breath. This segment aims to deepen understanding and proficiency in the fundamental elements that characterize the dynamism and expressiveness of American Modern Dance. Contrastingly, participants will be introduced to the concept and style of Baroque Dance, tracing its roots from France to the United States. Delving into the execution and embodiment of Baroque movements, students will examine diverse movement qualities through the lens of this historical dance form. This program provides a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between two distinct yet interconnected dance styles, offering participants a holistic perspective and fostering a nuanced understanding of movement expression. Whether you are drawn to the dynamic innovations of American Modern Dance or the graceful intricacies of Baroque Dance, join us in this exploration that celebrates the diversity and beauty of dance through time.




Day 1


Dynamic Exploration of American Classic Modern Techniques - 11am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Immerse yourself in exploring American Classic Modern dance, skillfully weaving together elements. We focus on the fundamental connection between breath and movement. Through thoughtfully crafted exercises, participants will delve into the depths of their inner selves, honing their ability to synchronize breath with dance. The session unfolds with an exploration of weight distribution, enabling dancers to keenly sense and incorporate gravity into their movements. Building upon the breath-centric foundation established earlier, participants will engage in exercises and choreographic sequences to unlock the emotive potential of this iconic style. Strength, flexibility, and artistry will be cultivated, empowering participants to convey compelling narratives through their movements. This class welcomes dancers of all levels, offering a supportive environment for growth and an opportunity to elevate technique, expressiveness, and overall artistry in American Classic Modern dance. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or new to these techniques, join us for a transformative journey through breath, gravity, and movement.


1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch break

Contemporary Dance Repertory – 2:00pm-4:00pm (2 hours)
Continuing from the Dynamic Exploration of American Classic Modern Techniques, this class propels students into the realm of choreography within today's ever-evolving contemporary dance scene. Emphasizing the practical application of acquired techniques, participants will learn to navigate the intricacies of choreographic methodology and translate it into their unique artistic expressions.
The course adopts a dual approach, seamlessly transitioning from an analogical perspective to an experiential one. Through theoretical discussions and practical exercises, students will not only grasp the theoretical underpinnings of choreography but also engage in hands-on experiences to physicalize these concepts. This multifaceted approach empowers students to apply their newfound knowledge directly to their creative processes, encouraging a seamless integration of technique and choreographic innovation.
Join us in this transformative class that refines your technical prowess and equips you with the tools to become a dynamic and innovative mover and choreographer in today's contemporary dance landscape. From theory to practice, this class promises an immersive journey into the world of choreography, fostering a deeper understanding and mastery of the ever-evolving language of contemporary dance.


Day 2
● Baroque Dance Style/Technique - 11am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Step into the elegance and grace of the Baroque era with our introductory Baroque Dance class. This class offers a captivating exploration of Baroque dance's fundamental movements and stylized techniques.
Participants will journey through Baroque dance's rich history and cultural significance, discovering its roots in 17th and 18th-century France and its subsequent influence across Europe and the United States. Students will learn the basic steps, gestures, postures, and terminology that define this unique dance form. Whether you're a dance enthusiast looking to explore a new style or a history buff fascinated by the elegance of the Baroque period, join us for an enchanting journey through the steps and styles of Baroque dance. No prior dance experience is required—just a willingness to immerse yourself in the exquisite Baroque movement and music world.



1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch break

● Baroque Dance Repertory – 2:00pm-4:00pm (2 hours)
Dive into the enchanting world of Baroque dance with our Baroque Dance Repertory class tailored for open-level students. Participants will be able to explore and perform authentic Baroque dance repertoire. Students delve into the intricate choreographies and stylized movements that characterize Baroque dance, drawing inspiration from historical sources and period manuscripts. From noble court dances to lively social dances, participants will learn diverse repertoire pieces, each reflecting the elegance, grace, and charm of the Baroque era. Students will refine their technique, musicality, and performance skills while immersing themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Baroque dance. No experience in Baroque dance is required—just a passion for dance and a desire to explore the captivating world of Baroque choreography.


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JUNICHI FUKUDA

JUNICHI FUKUDA

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