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Movement Lab

June 29-July 25, 2020

CCD’s Movement Lab offers an environment to gain authorship in choreographic thinking and movement methodology with teachers and stagers of the most influential dance makers of our day, such as Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Crystal Pite, led by dance luminary Dominic Walsh. Dancers 16+ will explore the mechanics of process and movement invention. Whether the artist is an aspiring choreographer or simply wants to contribute more profoundly as a dancer, they will be supported to invent new ways of thinking, moving, and performing by going beyond familiar methodology of dance and posing new questions.  Culminating performance July 25, 2020.

Please read our June 2020 Safety Protocols.

Tuition for Movement Lab:

4 Weeks $2,100 includes digital video, performance photos, and a summer t-shirt.

Summer 2020 Movement Lab Schedule:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 9-9:30am – Warm-up/Conditioning/Cardio*
      • 9:30-11am – Ballet technique or private/semi-private lesson*
      • 11:15-12pm – Pointe Technique*
    • En route:
      • 12-1pm Travel & Lunch
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 1-2pm – Vulnerability, Authenticity, and Response
      • 2:15-3:45pm – Methodology
      • 3:50-4:50pm – Site Specific
      • 5-6pm – SMP Rehearsal (included in program)
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 10-11am – Restorative Yoga*/Mindfulness*
      • 11:15-12:15pm – Power Ballet Technique Class
      • 12:20-12:50 – Outdoor Jam & Jump
    • En route:
      • 12:50-1:50pm – Lunch & Travel
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 1:50-4:20pm – Flex Curriculum
      • 4:30-6pm – SMP Rehearsal (included in program)
  • Saturday
    • Via Zoom/self-directed:
      • 12-2:45pm – Dominic Walsh
    • En route:
      • 2:45-3:45pm Lunch & Travel
    • At CCD or via Zoom:
      • 3:45-5pm – Power Ballet Technique Class
      • 5-6pm – SMP Rehearsal (included in program)
        • Note: no afternoon classes/rehearsals on July 4th!

Classes marked with an * may be combined with multiple levels due to space constraints.

Dancers participating in Movement Lab who are interested in participating in Nutcracker 2020 need to take 4 weeks of summer intensive (which includes 30 ballet classes; 10 minimum at CCD). Please see additional Nutcracker Participation Information here.

Movement Lab in Action

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