Monkeyhouse Workshop @ Ithaca College

This weekend On the Floor Dance Company at Ithaca College is sponsoring 
Improving Partnering lead by Karen Krolak

Workshop Description:

Improving Partnering: Are you a dancer, choreographer, actor, or director who would love to layer your work with lifts, leans, and drops? Leverage your movement vocabulary and learn how to build unique partnering phrases with Karen Krolak, Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse (Voted Best Dance Company in Boston 2010, 2007 & 2006). In this weekend workshop we will blend the basics of Pilobolus style partnering with contact improvisation techniques. Open to all levels of movers with or without previous dance training. Particpants will leave with the confidence and tools to continue exploring weight sharing on their own.

*Note: Sunday’s class is a continuation of the Saturday class.

Karen Krolak has been the Founder/ Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse, an award-winning nonprofit that connect communities to choreography, since 2000. She also developed the Modern Dance curriculum at Impulse Dance Center in Natick, MA. Over the last 15 years, the program has blossomed from one class of 7 girls into 6 levels ranging from children to adults. Many of her former students weave dance into their lives beyond high school or continue on to perform professionally. Her engaging teaching style encourages students of any level. Around Boston, she has collaborated with Springstep, the Dancing Arts Center, Endicott College, the Arlington Center for the Arts, Germaine Lawrence School, Dance Umbrella, and the Boston Arts Academy to create a variety of classes and workshops. In 2005, she and Jason Ries were invited to present two workshops in Malpils, Latvia. In addition, her choreography has been presented in theater, film, and concert dance productions in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Winnipeg and Jackson Hole.

Please sign up ahead of time!
To reserve your space for this event, 
email Onthefloor.dance@gmail.com with “Dance Workshop” in the subject. 
Please provide your name and whether you will participate both days, or ONLY Saturday.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Fitness Center Aerobics Room
Sunday, Feb. 27
Beeler Hall, Whalen School of Music

Participation Cost: $5

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