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|Wednesday...Emerging Choreographers Platform for New Work|
Wednesday….Emerging Choreographers Platform for New Work6:30-8 PM with UpSwing Director, Cherie Carson
This 15 week workshop allows the participant time to develop a new work or re-work a piece they want feedback on. Solos, duets and trios encouraged. New Work performance is on April, 26, 2014.Workshop series: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 19, 16 April 23 (Dress Rehearsal) Performance April 26 @ 7 PM Cost: $300 The Emerging Choreographers Program provides an opportunity for dance makers to showcase new work during the Bay Area Celebrates Natl. Dance Week. This program provides valuable exposure for artists, as well as access to a rich peer network. Participants receive mentoring from UpSwing Director in addition to sharing the stage during festival performances. There is a 5-minute maximum length for final choreographed works. The work selected for the festival must be new work, not previously presented or showcased. Only 10 participants. Criteria for Selection -- UpSwing values innovation, discovery and a commitment to exploring new ideas, approaches and aesthetics. Participants will be selected based on a demonstration of the above qualities and must possess a keen desire to develop and explore their work with their peers in the context of a festival program. Participating choreographers are required to participate in all scheduled activities.
"Cherie is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She is very observant and always brings humor and kindness into her classes in both yoga and aerial dance. She helps everyone learn at their own level and is very supportive yet pushes people just enough that they grow and learn without becoming discouraged. She also brings a wealth of experience to her classes; this is something I appreciate greatly. I feel her classes have allowed me to learn things I would never have been able to with any other teacher. I highly recommend her!" Sarah Kurtz>
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