Dance with ShaLeigh Dance Works in Raleigh!

August 27, 2013 § 1 Comment

ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford, director of ShaLeigh Dance Works, will lead a special Repertory workshop, designed specifically to go along with her dance that is touring this season with the NCDF: Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa).

This is a FREE class, sponsored by the NCDF!

Join ShaLeigh on Saturday, September 14 from 2-3:30pm at Arts Together in Raleigh.  Email rainbow@artstogether.org to reserve your spot.

The class consists of a ballet warm up, improvisation and choreographic movements from the company repertory. The technical basis of this class develops fluid movement with classic lines and loose limbs while structured improvisational moments develop a deeper connection to one’s body in new, more authentic ways. The repertory aims to give insight into the company’s choreographic process of Dedicated, a work that questions archetypes, gender, and challenges cultural paradigmsThis work is characterized by the combination of ballet, release technique, physical awareness, theatre and theoretical reflection that allows the students to deepen the physicality of emotional and sensation-based material. The overarching goal is to use the repertory as a platform to hone technique while also developing a personal movement language that speaks to personally relevant subject matter resulting in a new variation of the repertory.
ShaLeigh Dance Works is a dance theatre company comprised of individually unique performers including dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and dance-makers.  The company’s work has been described as “stark and inventive” and made a successful NY debut receiving a standing ovation for Dedicated to [ ] Because of [ ] (and vice versa) at Judson Memorial in May of 2007. Comerford has been featured as an emerging New York choreographer at Chen Dance Center and was a recipient of Dance Theatre Workshop’s 2007-2008 Creative Residency. Dedicated is currently on tour with the NCDF for its 2013-14 season.
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