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Post:Workshop is a week-long summer intensive designed for emerging and professional dancers interested in exploring a modern approach to their classically-based technique.
Where: Dance Mission. 3316 24th Street, San Francisco
When: Monday, July 23rd – Friday, July 27th (10am-4pm daily)
10-11:30am. Contemporary ballet class with Robert Dekkers or Vanessa Thiessen
11:45-1:15pm. Post:Ballet repertoire with Dekkers/Thiessen
2-4pm. Choreography with Dekkers/Thiessen and Post:Ballet collaborators Samuel Adams (composer) and The Living Earth Show
Post:Workshop immerses dancers in a physically demanding, emotionally nurturing, and artistically enriching experience in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Each day begins with a contemporary ballet class, lead by Post:Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Dekkers or Resident Choreographer Vanessa Thiessen. Morning class is followed by Post repertoire with Dekkers and Thiessen, giving dancers the chance to explore the company’s latest works in an intimate setting with the choreographers.
The dancers will spend the last two hours of each day exploring Post’s collaborative process with Dekkers and Thiessen, along with frequent musical collaborators Samuel Adams (composer) and The Living Earth Show. Dancers will learn new techniques for movement generation, develop their creative voice through improvisation exercises, and explore Post:Ballet’s collaborative process for constructing choreography- inviting dancers to actively participate in the creation of new work alongside a composer and musicians who also work together in a very collaborative manner.
Post:Workshop culminates in a “friends and family” performance at Dance Mission’s Black Box Theater on Friday, July 27th at 2pm, where participants will perform Post:Ballet repertoire as well as new material developed during the intensive.
Enrollment is by invitation only and is limited to 20 dancers. Dancers interested in attending Post:Workshop 2018 are asked to send a resume, head shot, dance shot, and either include a link to an online work sample (rehearsal or performance excerpts) or attend one of Robert’s open classes around the Bay Area (class list will be sent once materials are received). Please send applications to Post:Ballet Company Manager Riley Nicholson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due no later than April 30, 2018.
Post:Workshop 2017 dancer Mari Leia Brown, photo by Natalia Perez