|photo by William Federking|
This class invites a poetic approach to serious dance training. The class is structured as a technique workshop focusing on coordination and spatial clarity. Throughout the three weeks we will take time to breakdown new and familiar movement ideas and pathways. By going deeply into movement material, we will expand our physical and expressive range. We will practice floor work, inverted work and improvisation throughout each class to activate three dimensional and imaginative dancing.
Angie Hauser is a choreographer, performer and teacher. Her work reflects the influences of improvisation, contact improvisation, ballet, butoh and contemporary dance techniques. Angie has been a member of the Bebe Miller Company since 2000, contributing to the creation of award-winning dance works performed throughout the country. In 2006 she won a BESSIE Award for her collaboration with Bebe Miller. She has also danced with the companies of Elizabeth Streb, Liz Lerman and Poppo Shiriashi and performed with many gifted artists including Kirstie Simpson, Andrew Harwood, Kathleen Hermesdorf, K.J. Holmes and Darrell Jones. Her creative work also includes her ongoing collaboration with Chris Aiken resulting in performances and workshops in the US and in Europe, including their projects, Dwell and Utopia Parkway, both co-commissioned by the National Performance Network. She has taught improvisation and dance throughout the US and in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Scotland. She has also taught on the dance faculty of Columbia College Chicago, Cornell University, Denison University and Bates Dance Festival. Angie received her MFA in dance from the Ohio State University and holds a BA in Art History from University of South Carolina. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Smith College.