Morning Classes

luciana achugar
September 8 - September 19
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
In pleasure
We will practice being in pleasure and giving our bodies a voice. A practice of growing a new body, as one would grow a plant; a utopian body; a sensational body; a connected body; an anarchic body; a body full/filled with pleasure, with love and with magic…………. with a brain that melted down to the flesh, the bones, the guts, the skin ... and with eyes that see without naming and see without knowing.
Luis Lara Malvacías
September 22 - October 3
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 pm-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This class offers an open space to observe and experience our own particularity and range of mobility, and fine tune our own needs. Through directed exercises, we’ll focus on the breath, internal structure, weight, and the body’s articulations and organization. At the end of the class a phrase is provided as a frame for processing the information provided. My class is influenced by my many years of work with Jeremy Nelson and my studies of several somatic techniques.
Vicky Shick
September 23 - October 30
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
Class begins with systematically readying our bodies and minds for full-out and detailed dancing. Our goal is to increase awareness, articulation, technical facility and focus. The warm-up is simple and straightforward with an emphasis on alignment, physical mechanics, and space for sensation and feedback from our bodies as we work collaboratively to arrive at dancing. In doing phrase work, we hone our skills, apply our training and deepen the understanding and intelligence in our bodies.
Levi Gonzalez
October 6 - October 31
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Class is an opportunity to create the space to fully inhabit our bodies and integrate various approaches of embodiment into our movement and artistic practice. We usually begin slowly, with imagery and gentle preparation inspired by various somatic traditions to access our awareness of the senses, the organs, the skeleton, the cells, gravity, and other energetic forces. Class may also include technical exercises, choreographic structures (“phrases”), improvisations, and performance constructs, with a focus on precision, ownership, and play. Through class I hope to nurture, challenge and further develop our collective and individual artistic practices.
Joanna Kotze
November 3 - November 14
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
Intended as both laboratory and technique class, we will delve into the design of the body and its potential within a given moment. Through stretch and placement, technique studies, and movement phrases, habits will be discovered, challenged, and seen through a new lens. A concentration on the forces through the legs will lead to finding more range in separate body parts and ways to use weight into the floor.
Gwen Welliver
November 4 - November 25
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
This movement class will develop from simple skeletal mobility sequences to full-out movement forms. Emphasis will be placed on the joints, examining how range of motion relates to alignment, support, weight, pathway and qualitative detail in the course of movement. We will consider the inherent lines in the body's anatomy as the basis for movement material in a full range – from natural to designed, pleasing to provocative.
Kayvon Pourazar
November 17 - November 26
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
This class will focus on encouraging the inherent dynamic and organizational logic of the moving body to become more present in our dancing. We will coax our instructive and directive intentions to succumb their influence to a listening and responding/responsible self. Our warm up will help us become familiar with our range of effective force, momentum, coordination, weight and balance. In turn, we will dive into phrase material that emphasizes kinetic and energetic simplicity within complex and multilayered forms.
Jon Kinzel
December 8 - December 22
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Technique/Exercises in Composition
This class is designed to access multiple threads at once such as: greater range of motion and articulation, isolated and momentum-driven movement forms, sense of scale, rhythm, alignment, ascent and descent, and dancing that supports a balanced square orientation over a vertical axis while traversing through space and shifting off center in a mode that reflects a play between athleticism, performance, and a particular disposition.
John Jasperse
December 9 - December 23
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
The class will begin with an anatomy focused warm-up, drawn from both traditional and recent techniques, aiming to align and re-pattern the energy flow in the body in order to find support from the floor and our connection into space. We will begin with simple movements, improvisation scores, exercises, and sequences gradually building in complexity. We will learn movement material, some from Jasperse's work and some created for these explorations. Our goal will be to integrate energetic patterning explored in the first portion of class and to play with different manners of experiencing and embodying the choreographic material.
Hristoula Harakas
January 6 - January 22
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
This class will dedicate itself to promoting spatial and corporeal awareness through clarity and precision. Inviting ourselves to observe, welcome, enhance, abandon and rediscover movement patterns, qualities, focal points, personal habits and preferences in order to stay alert in the present moment. Through a gentle warm up, using a series of set exercises, we will transition to a pre-conceived phrase to share experiences while encouraging individuality.
Juliette Mapp
January 12 - January 23
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Morning Class
We will take the time to investigate different states of physical awareness by using a three-fold structure. We will begin with a guided improvisation to observe the body and its natural movements through awareness of breath, weight, tension and release, taking time to notice the body’s qualitative presence moment-by-moment. We will follow by dancing within technical forms to support our range and work as dancers. We will conclude with a phrase that integrates concepts of weight, lightness, initiation and intention. The merging of the unconscious life of movement through observation and improvisation and the conscious attention to physical direction is part of the energizing practice we will explore in each class.
Michelle Boulé
January 27 - February 5
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Danspace Project
Morning Class
We’ll ready our bodies for movement using guided improvisations and simple exercises based on my ongoing research in numerous somatic and energetic modalities. The intention is to create a maximally informed approach to dancing, a space of respectful and creative permission for everyone’s body, and a time to really let things move in all senses of the word. Class ends with the application of these ideas to choreographed phrase work.

Ongoing Classes

Karl Anderson
August 20 - December 18
Wednesday
6:00 pm-9:00 pm $14
Randy Warshaw Studio
Skinner Releasing Technique™ (Introductory level)
Skinner Releasing Technique™ facilitates an enhanced awareness of creativity. This imagery-based movement experience intuits ease and healing. Through improvisation and play, we connect with the energy of others and the universe. We delve deeper inside and shed our notions of style and aesthetics in favor of a more intense personal discovery. Students are encouraged to enter "feeling states" and explore the limitlessness of their multi-dimensional aliveness. SRT makes for a much more clear, concise, and subtle mover and nurtures an evolved sense of empathy and compassion. Students are encouraged to write and draw at the end of class as a way of further discovering their process.
Janet Panetta
August 25 - October 31
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $17
July 30 - August 8
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $17
December 8 - January 30
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $17
Gibney Dance Center
Advanced Professional Ballet
As a veteran of the American Ballet Theatre, Janet Panetta also has a broad experience of contemporary dance forms. She has trained dancers in many of the major American companies suchas American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, as well as many European companies such as ROSAS and Pina Bausch. Ms. Panetta is also available for private classes and coaching.
Barbara Mahler
September 2 - January 29
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Klein Technique™
We are not just a body or a mind. We are unique individuals with spirit and intelligence. The work we do in class engages us in a process to facilitate change. We work to right the pelvis on top of the legs, to free the upper body and spine to move with ease and expression. We work on the level of the bone, to let go of unnecessary tension, and habits which hold our bodies and minds in misalignment and misconception. We work to find better function, creativity, and well-being.
K.J. Holmes
September 3 - September 24
Wednesday
6:00 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.
K.J. Holmes
September 6 - January 24
Saturday
11:00 am-1:00 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Athletics of Intimacy, Improvisations
PLEASE NOTE: No class on November 29 and December 27. Karinne Keithley Syers will sub on October 11, 18 and 25. || Classes combine skills and applications of Body-Mind Centering® systems and patterns of development and evolution, practices of Contact Improvisation, and tunings of somatic approaches within solo, duet (strong emphasis on partnering) and ensemble dancing. I am interested in the very physical, sensorial and imaginative, and in discovering new challenges and risks within our movement, of both body and mind that unwind and weave improvisational and compositional processes.

September 14 - December 15
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $10
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Underscore
Facilitated by Zena Bibler, Julie Goldberg, Chisa Hidaka, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahler, Charles Mosey and Brandin Steffensen. The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes Contact Improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.
Irene Dowd
September 16 - December 17
Tuesday
3:00 pm-4:45 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance
Irene will teach selections of the material choreographed in response to her interaction with professional dancers and dance teachers in the past as well as new material she is creating now. These choreographies can be used as a very efficient warm-up for dance, as well as a musculo-skeletal conditioning program, neuro-muscular fine-tuning, and mental preparation for the greater awareness and expansiveness required of us all as creative performing artists.
Elise Knudson
October 1 - October 29
Wednesday
6:00 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.
Margaret Paek
November 5 - November 19
Wednesday
6:00 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.
Janet Panetta
December 1 - January 30
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
August 25 - October 31
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 pm-2:00 pm $17
Gibney Dance Center
Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
As a veteran of the American Ballet Theatre, Janet Panetta also has a broad experience of contemporary dance forms. She has trained dancers in many of the major American companies such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, as well as many European companies such as ROSAS and Pina Bausch. Ms. Panetta is also available for private classes and coaching.
Bradley Teal Ellis
December 3 - December 17
Wednesday
6:00 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.
Charles Mosey
January 7 - January 28
Wednesday
6:00 pm-8:30 pm $14
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.

January 11 - February 9
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $10
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
The Underscore
Facilitated by Zena Bibler, Julie Goldberg, Chisa Hidaka, Elise Knudson, Lucy Mahler, Charles Mosey and Brandin Steffensen. The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes Contact Improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.

Past Classes

Janet Panetta
August 25 - October 31
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $17
July 30 - August 8
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $17
December 8 - January 30
Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm $17
Gibney Dance Center
Advanced Professional Ballet
As a veteran of the American Ballet Theatre, Janet Panetta also has a broad experience of contemporary dance forms. She has trained dancers in many of the major American companies suchas American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, as well as many European companies such as ROSAS and Pina Bausch. Ms. Panetta is also available for private classes and coaching.

Workshops

Molly Lieber & Eleanor Smith
September 21
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday evenings, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who will share their individual creative practices and process.
Mårten Spångberg
October 4 - October 18
Saturday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $90
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Workshop: Choreography = Possibility / Dance = Potentiality
This workshop - practices and examples, thinking and more examples - zoom in on the 2014 rise of dance “detached” from choreography and signification. A dance produced in a post-critical environment gaining momentum through contemporary phenomena, spiritual practices, digital interfaces and current modes of remixing, editing and combining. Today experience the coming of Dance 2.0, a dancing that can allow itself a proactive incompatibility with tradition and representation and we dance together. October 4, 11, 18 SAT 5-8pm
Mårten Spångberg
October 5 - October 19
Sunday
2:00 pm-4:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Discussion: Wait A Second, The Mood Is Dancy, Theory Without Boox, We Will Hear
If we do it on the floor maybe it’ll work better? Or we could, I dunno… it’s not so important but I really like if you come. For serious. Like exorcism light and there’ll be like blankets if you wanna have a nap. Maybe also like the mouthier version of La Substance… like the making-of but through talking. Theory in the studio, or studio theory but without study – kind of the same as dance – because it’s great and we like. Really far from NYU closer to Whole Foods really almost next to alchemy and nail polish. October 5, 12, 19 SUN 2-4pm
Mariana Valencia
October 5
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday evenings, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who will share their individual creative practices and process.
Eleanor Bauer
October 13 - October 17
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4:00 pm-6:00 pm $75
Gibney Dance Center
Learning by Dancing
Studying how to develop and feed one's own interests and skills within a shifting framework is a large part of my work as a freelance professional dancer and artist. When I teach, I share this perspective through scores and structures that are designed to create a practice-oriented way to be one’s own teacher: identifying interests, fueling curiosity, heightening awareness and strengthening skills of observation, evaluation, and modification. We will work in a variety of approaches towards holistic and uninhibited dancing, while creating a platform for supporting one's orientation, direction, perspective, technique, discipline, and desire within the volatile professional field. $18/class $75/full workshop
David Zambrano
October 20 - October 24
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2:00 pm-3:45 pm $75
Gibney Dance Center
Flying Low
This dance technique, created and developed by David Zambrano, focuses mainly on the dancer's relationship with the floor. The class utilizes simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centered state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure and the senses that will help to improve the dancers physical perception and alertness.
David Zambrano
October 20 - October 24
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4:00 pm-6:00 pm $75
Gibney Dance Center
Improvisation for Performers
Improvisation on stage involves the use of conscious choices in order to create an environment in which to dance. Students will be encouraged to find their own creative thoughts, integrating body and mind, space and time, learning to dance with a flexible mind and body. Thus we will create material for structuring solos, duets or group situations. "Dancing is perfect when a relationship of totality exists. The coming together of heaven/dancer/earth, past/present/future, and feminine/masculine results in a dance experience that is orgasmic for both dancers and audience." Open to dancers experienced in performing improvisation on stage.
Susan Mar Landau
November 1 - November 16
Saturday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $90
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Questionable Journeys: A workshop on the relationship between inquiry and practice in the making of
November 1, 8, 15 Saturdays 5-8pm. "What can be analyzed in my work, or criticized, are the questions." (John Cage) In this workshop participants will address questions related to their own choreographic practice while simultaneously being challenged to step outside of their current path of inquiry in order to return to it with fresh artistic perspectives. During the workshop, each participant will develop a short work in progress. Through a process of sharing work, constructive feedback, and group discussion, participants will formulate and revise questions of artistic inquiry to further and deepen their practical investigation.
Elena Demyanenko & Eva Karczag
November 2
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday evenings, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who will share their individual creative practices and process.
Niall Jones
November 16
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday evenings, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who will share their individual creative practices and process.
Natalie Green
January 18
Sunday
5:00 pm-8:00 pm $5
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Sunday Process Labs
Sunday Process Labs are a series of three-hour, low-cost sessions on Sunday evenings, providing an opportunity for a dynamic exchange amongst peers in a lab-type setting. Sessions are facilitated by movement-based artists who will share their individual creative practices and process.

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    September 2
    Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Klein Technique
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    September 2
    Tuesday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
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  • Janet Panetta
    September 3
    Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Advanced Professional Ballet
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