Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00p -
Dance Complex (studio #7)
536 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Art, Meetup, Performing Arts, Sports & Active Life
Midday Movement Series is a grassroots initiative that aims to invigorate professional dance in Boston by offering affordable advanced classes with emerging contemporary dance artists from Boston and beyond. Join us this Thursday for a Cuban Contemporary class with Anara Frank of MetaMovements!
Class is only $5!! STUDIO #7 at Dance Complex
ABOUT ANARA'S CLASS:
Cuban Modern is a codified technique created in the 1960s, which is still used as the primary foundation of all dance training in Cuba today, along with training in it’s three main roots: American Modern (particularly Graham, Cunningham and Sokolow), Classical Ballet, and Traditional Afro-Cuban Dance & Music. Fathered by Ramiro Guerra, it continues to serve as inspiration for new generations of Contemporary and Latin dancers, instructors and choreographers, as they stretch the limits of the human body, and explore the depths of human expression. In this class we will achieve a variety of goals together—explore the similarities and differences between Cuban Modern and it’s American counterparts, delve into the organic beauty and flow of the present Contemporary movement in Cuba, and learn more about the roots of this unique genre that has enthralled audiences from around the world. With a particular focus on undulating motion and the use of the pelvis as the motor center, you will leave with new techniques and movement vocabulary to enrich your performance for every level of Contemporary and Latin Dance.
Anara Frank is a Boston native, but has spent almost as much time in Cuba—visiting since she was a child, and receiving much of her dance education there. Her training & certifications include many styles of Latin Dance, Contemporary Dance & Acro/Gymnastics, as well as fusion work in these and other genres. With over 25 years experience, she is the founder of the MetaMovements Artist Collective, and is recognized for her expertise in developing artists—taking them up the ladder of success in their chosen styles and focus areas. She has taught in the U.S., Europe, Asia & the Caribbean, and is known for her ability to help dancers of every level achieve their goals. Her work is continuously inspired by MetaMovements Dance Trips to Cuba, and her on-going collaborations with artists & educators on the island.
For more information about Midday Movement Series go to www.middaymovement.org