Movement Workshop with Kate Corby: On Breath

  •  July 20, 2017
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Breath is a conceptual and anatomical body practice workshop focused on the breath using imagery, partnering and movement. By the end of the two-hour class you will develop a greater awareness of your breath in relationship to your entire body, increase your respiratory efficiency, and leave with simple tools for daily mindfulness. The material is appropriate for any level of mover age 14 and up that is comfortable with touch-based partner work.

This class will be held around the corner from The Warehouse at 217 E Division Street- the sign on the door reads, “Danceworks Unlimited.”

About Kate Corby:
“Compelling” and “full of gestured conflict and impish daring” (Chicago Tribune), Kate Corby & Dancers’ collaborative work has been seen in the Midwest, New York, California, Seattle, Atlanta and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and Hungary, where artistic director Kate Corby traveled as a Fulbright fellow. Kate, featured in Dance Magazine as one of six choreographers “on the cusp of making waves in the larger dance world,” is currently an associate professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will serve as the Dance Department Chair next year. At the UW Kate teaches contemporary technique, composition, somatics, improvisation, First-Year Workshop and Senior Seminar. In addition to teaching master classes nationally and internationally, Kate has been an instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Hungarian Dance Academy, Beloit College and Columbia College Chicago. Recently Kate began directing dance films, and her short film, Hungars Beach, was screened in the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival, Triskelion Arts’ 2016 Dance Film Festival, the Detroit Dance City Festival Dance Film Fest, Flatlands Dance Film Festival and the Midwest RAD Festival. Kate co-directs Performing Ourselves, a dance outreach program based in Madison that employs undergraduate students to teach dance and wellness curriculum to underserved youth in local community centers. She received her MFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her BA in dance and women’s studies from Beloit College, and is an alumna of Three Lakes High School.

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