Kristin's approach to Beginning Contemporary technique is focused on finding alignment of the body, then moving with ease and dynamic energy. Class begins with a meditative body scan to bring awareness to your physical anatomy and to sense how your body feels in the moment. Next, Kristin will guide you though improvisation exercises that are designed to familiarize yourself with your body in motion. You will explore articulation of the spine, pelvis, and torso all while finding momentum through the body. Large energetic phrase work will have a constant play with gravity; going in and out of the floor, upside down and traveling though the space with fierce abandonment. Kristin believes that class builds a strong community where you can learn, sweat, and dance it out together.
Kristin Damrow grew up on a rural farm in Wisconsin then lived in Chicago while earning her B.A. in Dance from Columbia College. In 2010, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she founded Kristin Damrow & Company. Damrow has choreographed and produced over 15 new dance works for venues throughout the Bay Area. She was most recently selected into the ODC Pilot Program, which highlights emerging artists making an impact in the San Francisco/Bay Area dance community. She has been featured in Backstage Magazine, Fast Company, KALW's Open Air, and SF/Arts Monthly. Damrow is a faculty member at ODC Dance Commons and Dance Mission Theater, and is the director of Body Language, RoCo Dance's pre-professional teen company. She has taught master classes at Columbia College (Chicago), Gibney Dance (NYC) and Mark Morris Dance Center (NYC). Damrow has been a guest instructor at the University of San Francisco, Sonoma State University, City College, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, and LINES Ballet.
Learn the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming with Sensei Bruce 'Mui' Ghent. The Introductory taiko class will cover basic fundamental skills and history which will prepare students to advance to the next level of classes.
Beginners ages 12-adult, with little or no music experience are welcome. Taiko drumming is a rigorous physical activity. Bring water and wear clothes to exercise in...sweat happens : ) Class is taught with traditional martial arts etiquette and discipline as outlined in the student handbook supplied.
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