Do you feel intimidated by dance classes? Do you feel bored by fitness classes? Want to learn and explore dance in a supportive environment that values creativity and personal expression?
Then CardioCreativity –an alternative to mainstream dancercize– is the place for you!
Enjoy watching dance on t.v. but not sure where to see it live? Ever attended a dance performance and left feeling like you didn’t get it?
CardioCreativity is a place where you can get to know dance from the inside!
Your hosts, professional dancers Gabi and Nicole will lead you through an experience unlike anything you've ever seen. There will be wild music, hearty laughter, opportunities to create while also moving together in community with a bunch of other fun, friendly people.
**You may attend as many of the classes as you desire but you must register for each class individually**
Feb 17 - Root Chakra
Connecting to mother earth. Finding our power though stomping.
Feb 24 - Sacral Chakra
Healing sexual/creative energy. Plenty of Marvin Gaye. Create our own dances!
March 3 - Solar Plexus Chakra
Wrestling with communication. Dealing with conflict and working out the tension with kicks, punches and self-defense dancing.
March 10 - Heart Chakra.
Gypsy, Balkan, and Klezmer music, lots of wine and celebration cookies.
Special thanks to our sponsors Whole Foods Market - Callowhill.
March 17 - Throat chakra.
Find your voice. Karaoke time!
March 24 - Third Eye chakra.
Taping into our inner wisdom. Free psychic sessions and ecstatic dancing.
March 31 - Crown Chakra
Connecting to the heavens. Fun with jumps! Levitation for beginners. (Photographer on the premise to capture the moment.)
April 7 - Integration class
Putting it all together for the performance. Don't worry about having to put it all together. That's our job.
CardioCreativity classes have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Choreography: Gabrielle Revlock
Original Music by Justin Moynihan
Performers in excerpt:
Beverly Agard, my mother
Mark McCloughan, actor
Lily Savage, 7-years old
Recorded at The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia in January 25, 2014.
I tried to find and understand my points of correspondence with each of these different performers. I rehearsed with each apart from the others, not bringing us together until the last moment. During rehearsal I allowed for contamination, filtered by me, to diffuse from section to section in the form of a movement, idea, question, or object. Confetti is an experiment emerging from this structure, a danced obstacle course of uniquely talented individuals.
Choreographed and performed by Gabrielle Revlock
Original music composed and performed by Jacob Mitas
Recorded in 2010 at Plays and Players Theater in Philadelphia.
Presented by Bowerbird (Experimental dance and music presenter)
The premiere occurred in 2009 at the Korzo Theater in The Hague, Netherlands.
In “Indivisibility” I use a hula hoop, a decision that’s far from arbitrary. As an object, the hoop introduces unpredictability into an otherwise tightly choreographed performance. I respond to it almost unconsciously and it causes my body to move in peculiar ways that I find fascinating.
“Indivisibility” addresses barriers, contact, and the implausibility of contact, impediments. The hoop acts as an actual barrier, requiring approximately two feet on all sides. Yet before I even place the hoop on my body, contact between Jacob and myself occurs only once. When our hands trace each other’s bodies, there are always a few inches of air between us.
Gabrielle Revlock & Nicole Bindler rehearsing for The Dance Apocalypse.
Edited by Michael Pusey
FREE showing on April 7, 2014
7pm at FringeArts
FREE dance classes February 17-April 7, 2014
Register here: eventbrite.com/e/cardiocreativity-classes-tickets-9899008200?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=db0ba08569a311e3a56712313b002034
What is The Dance Apocalypse??
Created in 2012.