N E W O R L E A N S
CONTEMPORARY @ DG
Contemporary class at Dancing Grounds offers tools that engender availability to a wide range of movement styles. Classes combine fundamental and familiar technical exercises (floor work, standing exercises in center, and phrase work) with other physical practices (improvisation, breath and energy work, etc) that support the development of performance presence, a fuller range of movement, and the ability to fluidly move through dynamic qualities. Class is open level but moves quickly. Shannon has trained in various contemporary practices in the US, Canada and Europe from ballet to breakdancing to Gaga and Gyrokinesis®.
THE Dance Fellowship
ALL - LEVELS IMPROV
Dance Fellowship makes movement improvisation available to all levels of movers, focusing on continuous guided improvisation where dancers work with their own curiosity and experiment in a safe and supportive community.
Focus on experimentation and expansive dance practices that include improvisation, partner and group activities, tuning into self, others, and environment. Tools from somatics, gaga, tuning scores, forsythe improvisation, raves, martial arts and whatever your imagination can conjure.
This is a space for different people in our community and for visiting artists to teach their research and practices.
Online in 2020-2021
The Gyrokinesis Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.
The Gyrokinesis Method is practiced in group or private classes.
See my GYROTONIC METHOD page for info.
Dance for PD®
DANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
I'm not currently teaching in New Orleans. Follow the links for info.
D4PD in New Orleans
D4PD National Program Info
BODY BASED THEORY PRACTICE: INTEGRATING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE AND COMPOSITION
MAKING THE CONNECTIONS: TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUE
PERCEPTUAL RIFT: Dance Filmmaking
MAKE / / WORK - SHOW UP AND MAKE SHIT