Location: Kent State University, Center for Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242. Click for map.
What to expect: The workshop will focus on Limón principles such as fall and recovery, breath in movement, and playing with weight and weightlessness through a series of technique exercises. These prepare dancers for a repertory session learning material from Jose Limon’s master works as well as today’s contemporary choreographers. Workshop participants should expect to dance a range of full-bodied movement. Be sure to wear close fitting dance clothes with modest body coverage. No shoes necessary.
Bonus! Workshop participants will earn a 20% tuition scholarship for summer workshops in 2018. Check out workshop offerings here.
Colin Connor (Artistic Director), born in London, England, is the fifth Artistic Director in the Foundation’s 70 year history. Mr. Connor began dancing in Canada and was a soloist with the Limón Dance Company for eight years, guest performed with several other companies, and toured extensively with his own work. He has always been committed to the idea that dancers are creative artists and that dancing is the act of drawing from a large range of influences, musical, literary, sensory, social and scientific, to bring attention back to the visceral communicative power of the human body. Mr. Connor’s over fifty choreographic commissions span the worlds of contemporary, ballet and flamenco companies, and his works have been presented at numerous venues across the Americas and Europe. As an educator, Mr. Connor has been on the faculties of The Juilliard School, New York University, and the City College of New York. For fourteen years he was full-time faculty at the California Institute of the Arts where he served as Director of Student Professional Development.
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