Masterclass of Modern/Contemporary Dance at The St. Louis Academy of Dance.
October 4th at 4:30PM
St. Louis Academy Of Dance
9310 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63132
Nejla Yatkin’s contemporary/modern dance class begins with a thorough warm-up focused on strengthening, lengthening, and preparing the body for an investigation of movement possibilities. With a weighted approach, we explore exercises that redirect momentum in and out of the floor and up into the air. This cultivates a sense of ease that allows for an alert dancer, conscious of the body's architecture in off-balance, explosive and suspended three-dimensional situations. We also tackle improvisational problems often using partnered work in dialogue with set phrase work to encourage spatially aware intuitive choice making. At the base of this class is a joy of movement captured in a final dance that is a complex play of full-bodied potential through space.