Cleveland – June 5 – 23, 2017
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY – SUMMER DANCE 2017
Daily contemporary technique & somatic classes, and special events. College credit available. http://www.csuohio.edu/class/theatre-dance/csu-summer-dance
CSU’s 3-week dance intensive is back! Featuring daily contemporary technique and somatic classes, informal showings, artist chats, and more! For students & professionals. Flexible registration options. College credit available.
This year’s faculty includes an exciting group of nationally and internationally recognized guest artists!
- Week 1: Malpaso Dance Company (Cuba)
- Week 2: Douglas Gillespie (Kate Weare Company)
- Week 3: Monica Bill Barnes (MBB&CO) & Shannon Bramham (Koresh Dance Company)
- See below for artist bios
- Somatic Techniques: Mondays – Fridays 8:45 – 10:00 am
- Contemporary Technique: Mondays – Fridays 10:15 – 11:45 am
- Afternoon special offerings.
About This Year’s Contemporary Technique Guest Artists:
WEEK ONE – JUNE 5 – JUNE 9
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY, based in Havana, Cuba is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. While the company’s core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer Osnel Delgado, the company develops its work in a collective creative process. Malpaso was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Daileidys Carrazana, and Fernando Sanz.
WEEK TWO – JUNE 12 – 16
DOUGLAS GILLESPIE is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. He is an originating member of Kate Weare Company and has been a creative contributor throughout its first decade. Now the company’s Associate Director, Gillespie assists Weare on commissions, sets and re-stages repertory, facilitates outreach and teaching, oversees touring and is integral to the company’s spirit. He teaches at colleges and dance centers around the world, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program, National Taiwan University of the Arts and is on faculty at Gibney Dance Center in New York. Gillespie is an avid dance maker most recently choreographing Bellonas for Sarasota Contemporary Dance, which premieres Spring 2017. Gillespie has also created student commissions for Cleveland State University, University of Florida and Santa Fe College; two of which have premiered at American College Dance Festival. Gillespie premiered his first solo project Echo, in Taiwan in November 2015 and debuted it in the U.S. in 2016. Gillespie has performed in Punchdrunk Emursive’s Sleep No More and Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell. Gillespie was born in San Diego, raised in Jacksonville and received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2005.
WEEK THREE – JUNE 19 – 23
Monday – Wednesday w/ MONICA BILL BARNES (In partnership with GroundWorks DanceTheater)
MONICA BILL BARNES founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life. Her work has been performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen’s Brigade to Carnegie Hall and has been presented in more than 75 cities throughout the US. Current projects include a collaborative show with radio host Ira Glass that combines radio stories and dance, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a choreographed exercise tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art called The Museum Workout created in collaboration with artist and author Maira Kalman, and Happy Hour, the world’s only karaoke office party turned dance show, and the company’s first long-running show with recurring performances in NYC and tours around the country.
Thursday – Friday w/SHANNON BRAMHAM (In partnership with DANCECleveland)
SHANNON BRAMHAM, originally from Virginia, graduated with her BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University. She joined Koresh Dance Company in 2008. Currently, in addition to dancing as a senior member of the Company, Shannon manages Koresh Dance Company’s robust touring educational and outreach program, leading many of the KDC’s programs offered on tour. In addition, she is among the few dancers chosen to regularly set Koresh choreography. Shannon is also regularly invited to teach and set her own work. Recent locations include Wright State University, South Dayton Dance Theater, Highpoint University, We are Artists, East Carolina University, and Nina’s School of Dance. Her work has also been showcased at ACDFA and RDA. Shannon currently teaches adults at the Koresh School of Dance.
Location of Summer Dance classes and events:
CSU Arts Campus, Middough Building 5th Floor (#523)
1901 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Check our website for updated information, additional offerings, and to download registration form: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/theatre-dance/csu-summer-dance