Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers Street
The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.
Norbert's contemporary movement practice will explore various choreographic tools, exercises, prompts, repertoire phrases and/or imageries to find potentiality in mobilizing the body.
The class will provide a thorough 30-45 minute contemporary fusion and body conditioning warm up that aims to focus ourselves inward. He will be strengthening the trunk whilst fortifying the structure of our bodies towards our movement exploration. His warm up targets to condition the dancer's body from the ground up - strengthening our relationship to effort, center of gravity, alignment, and circulating the energy between each of our limbs. He encourages the dancer to take the warm up at their own pace. He will sparsely integrate phrase movements into the warm up as cardio repetitions; this helps the student to develop muscular familiarity for the style and strengthen specific pathways of the arms, torso, and legs.
By synthesizing the foundations of classical, modern, and improvisatory techniques, He is interested in how we oscillate from stability and recovery. This internal focus aims to balance the effort required to shape-shift between choreography and improvisation. He is interested in facilitating a hybrid movement practice where our own physicality is in dialogue between our