LEVYdance: Movement Mapping & Practice
Date and Time: Friday May 26 1:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center Ballet Studio, 26 7th St, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
General Admission: $15 (Discounts for Festival Ticketholders)
Garance Marneur and LEVYdance Company Artists lead a rigorous and intensive session focusing on technique, partnering, repertory and performance practice.
LEVYdance movement practice focuses on utilizing the mind-body connection to unlock both physical and emotional potential for expression using the technique of 'Movement Mapping'.
The intensive provides a rigorous setting to:
– Explore your movement patterns and how to expand beyond them
– Discover how to fill the stage and studio with your presence
– Investigate how to physically communicate an authentic experience
– Collaborate with one another to provoke a creative process across multidisciplinary practices
Garance Marneur is LEVYdance’s first Executive Artistic Director. She has directed, designed and curated over 60 productions in the U.K. and internationally for theatre, dance, opera, and film, including works for Trafalgar Studios in London, National Theatre in London, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Royal Shakespeare Company, Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the Exploratorium, and NBC Universal. Marneur won the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design in 2007, and was nominated for Best Scenic Design at the Broadway World UK Awards in 2014.
Yu Kondo Reigen is a dancer and movement educator who is fascinated by the mystery of the human body. Born and raised in Japan, she studied Hip Hop and Yosakoi (Japanese festival dance) and performed around the country. She joined LEVYdance in 2012 after graduating from California State University, Long Beach, and is also a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® trainer at San Francisco GYROTONIC®.
Michaela Burns obtained her BFA in Dance from Chapman University, and apprenticed with Kolben Dance in Jerusalem, Israel. Returning to the U.S. in 2012, Michaela has performed with Scott Wells, Christine Bonansea, and [detour dance]. She is a current company member of FACT/SF and LEVYdance.
Chin-chin Hsu was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and has trained in ballet, various modern techniques, Tai-chi, Chinese martial arts and improvisation and received her BFA from New World School of the Arts. Chin-chin moved to San Francisco in 2008 and has worked with ODC, KunstStoff, Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers, Asian Improv Arts, Project. B., Project Agora, Funsch Dance Experience and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. She joined LEVYdance in 2016.