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This class focuses on developing a strong and intelligent technical base that applies to any kind of dance, regardless of style. With a new discovery each day, the movement vocabulary encourages personal understanding, agility, physical organization and commitment to movement choices with the audacity of conviction. It explores a range of expressive qualities as well as conscious acknowledgement of physical and spatial relationships. Above all else, this class will move in and out of the floor, upside down, right side up, with partners and without.
Carol Dilley has been teaching, choreographing and performing, internationally, for over 25 years with recent performance projects in Costa Rica, Australia, Spain and Sri Lanka. She began her modern studies in NY moving from ballet to Simonson technique to performing with contemporary choreographers. She spent nearly a decade based in Barcelona, Spain, teaching, choreographing and performing across Europe with her own company of women, as well as performing with various Barcelona companies and independent choreographers. She, also, has long-standing ties with the dance scene in Sydney, Australia, where she returns regularly to choreograph, perform and teach. As a dance advocate for grass roots performance opportunities, she was a founding director La Porta in Barcelona, Dance Briefs in Sydney, and more recently, FAB in Lewiston, Maine. Carol has an MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Carol is an Associate Professor and Director of Dance at Bates College.