Wednesday Evening PARD Classes with Eleanor Goudie-Averill!
Classes begin on January 18th at the Mt. Vernon space …
Every Wednesday from 6-8 pm!
In my largely Limón-based technique class, I use an exponential set of spinal exercises that breathe out of initial somatic floor work to help the student to fully arrive to class and give complete attention to our practice. I progress to thorough foot articulation exercises that begin to integrate the upper and lower body halves into simultaneity. Our warming from the inside out is followed by more complex and physically demanding movement phrases. Knowing the demands of today’s dance world, I work for a balance of strength and flexibility in my dancers and stress correct alignment to encourage injury prevention. I believe that active dance practice infuses our receptive bodies with needed reminders and further understanding of muscle patterning, rhythm, relationships to space, and anatomical structure. Ultimately, I want students to feel integrated in their bodies and aware enough to be fully thinking and feeling organisms able to learn and remember a variety of phrase material and analyze movement in depth, even while in motion.