Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description BAM Education partners with Mark Morris Dance Center to present this free workshop series for dance students grades 9-12. In conjunction with the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival, participants will learn from and engage with some of the festival’s most renowned dance artists. Bénédicte Billet—who worked for years as a dancer with Iconic BAM Artist Pina Bausch and Tanztheater Wuppertal—and the 2014 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher Ivy Baldwin will lead immersive workshops for teenage dancers and choreographers.
On Saturday, October 25 and Saturday, November 1, students will take part in modern technique classes and workshops with each of these artists, focused on the creative process and offering students a chance at in-depth discussion with the artists. Participants will also attend performances of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Kontakthof (Oct 25) and Ivy Baldwin Dance’s Oxbow (Nov 15). The program will conclude with a group discussion and reflection.
Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Participants should have at least two years dance training as well as previous choreographic experience. All students must submit an application and complete an interview in order to be considered for the program. There will be no audition. Participants must commit to both workshops (Oct 25 & Nov 1) and attend both performances (Oct 25 & Nov 15). BAM will cover the cost of travel and performance tickets.
Venue: Mark Morris Dance Center