KAIROS Contemporary at The Dance Complex
For Intermediate & Advanced dancers
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 11 AM @ The Dance Complex [Studio 1]
536 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge
$15 Drop-in // $50 Five-class pass
Come dance with us at The Dance Complex! Led by Artistic Director DeAnna Pellecchia, this contemporary class introduces dancers to the somatic world of KAIROS! Exercises and warm-ups incorporating Capoeira, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Initiation work, partnering and more invite students to find a fuller use of space, nuance and strength. Students will also learn phrase work from KAIROS repertory that blend free-wheeling turns and leaps with sudden inversions, extreme suspended shapes, rhythmic isolations, quirky gestures, and intricate footwork.
The first half of each class focuses on building strength, flexibility, and coordination with an emphasis on understanding proper alignment, re-patterning learned movement behavior and cultivating deeper body awareness. The second half focuses on learning new vocabulary and phrases that focus on spatial awareness, musicality, and performance qualities. Improvisational strategies are an integral component to KAIROS’s creative process and will also be interspersed throughout class. An introduction to movement practices including 1,000 Voices, Action Theater, and Listening Strategies aim to expand the potential of a dancer’s performative power.
KAIROS’ Artistic Director DeAnna Pellecchia resides on dance faculty at Boston University. DeAnna teaches Jazz and Modern as well as Aerial Dance classes all of which are available to the general public. Visit the Boston University Dance Department website to learn more and enroll.