November 17 & 18
Studio: Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St.
Portland, OR 97214
Ages 13 to Professional
All masterclasses are free/donation-based geared towards advanced and professional movers of all genres. A suggested minimum donation is $5 at time of registration.
Participants may register in advance online, or at the door if space is available.
Franco Nieto (Open Space)
November 17 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Designed to improve fluidity of the spine and torso, this class deepens our understanding of the pelvis and how it helps drive our movement. We will get grounded, find physicality and musicality while working on transitions into the floor and around the space. This contemporary dance class fuses jazz, and contemporary techniques with no judgment on oneself.
November 17 @ 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Influenced by Tejeda's background in Hip-Hop, Popping, Break, and Contemporary Dance, Jedatham Method plays with the floor, hits, spirals, and dissociation, enhancing the articulation and expressive potential of the body.
Outrun the Bear
November 18 @ 11:45am - 1:15pm
Co-taught by Megan and Ilya, participants develop their open physical communication and nuanced listening techniques to research and approach creating and performing duet materials—action/reaction, playfulness/spontaneity, and the sharing of energy in real-time.
Bharatanatyam, Natya Katha
November 18 @ 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bringing a contemporary approach to the expression-based nuance and foundations of Natya Katha, students adapt rhythm, gesture, and form to explore this powerful medium, enhancing their technique and performance expression in their contemporary work.
November 18 @ 3:15pm - 4:45pm
The rules of physics will be exploited in favor of an aesthetic search for movement: falls to the ground will be used to channel the force that is created in them, harnessing it in slips to follow trajectories. We will study how to use the levers, which the body provides, in a dynamic and intuitive way.
** Please bring pants and shirts that cover the shoulders, hips, upper arms, and legs **