Guest Artist Julie Bour
This past week, the members of Dancers in Company rehearsed every night with guest artist Julie Bour. Although we had a limited time frame, we were able to get the piece set. The piece will be featured in the shows in March, and includes athletically demanding choreography, acting, and interaction with props.
I had the opportunity to work with Julie two summers ago in NYC. She set a piece on the students at the Joffrey Ballet School that I was able to be in. I took her contemporary classes at Steps and at the Joffrey and even got to see a premier of her work. She is a great choreographer~ check out her website!
While most university students are still on winter break, a select group of dancers meets to take class and rehearse. The 13 members of Dancers In Company began rehearsals yesterday for our spring season. The pieces will be performed all around Iowa and the Midwest, on large stages, in elementary schools, and for a range of audiences. We are hoping to tour Veracruz, Mexico as well! The repertory ranges from modern to contemporary ballet.
I just began work on a contemporary ballet duet choreographed by Eloy Barragan. I will also be learning a piece by choreographer Julie Bour, and finishing work on a group piece by Armando Duarte. The repertory is proving to be interesting, challenging, and rewarding.Mark the date on your calendar for the spring show- March 3, 4, and 5th!
The big news here is that I am officially a certified yoga instructor! This week I participated in Tree House Yoga's intensive training program. The program covered a range of topics; from yoga theory and history, alignment and anatomy, sequencing, to yoga therapy and ethics. I am excited to begin teaching classes!
Thoughts on dance, creation, yoga, and performance.