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SUMMERDANCE 2016

July 11-22 // Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

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    Work with world-renowned Gaga expert, Danielle Agami.

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    Dance and learn alongside RDT dancers

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    Learn and experiment with Gaga

Join us for a two-week intensive featuring internationally renowned artist and choreographer, Danielle Agami. Students will experience GAGA class, repertory, and composition. Then in the afternoon, students will explore choreography with David Marchant.

Morning

  • Gaga Class (open to all levels)
  • Composition & repertory with Ate9 Dance Company

Afternoon

Week 1: Spontaneous Choreography: the Art of Live Performance with David Marchant

This workshop will explore our intuitive, authentic presence and expand the capacity for fluent expression of our technique. We will study processes and skills of dance improvisation and composition simultaneously, developing reliable strategies and scores for spontaneously choreographing dynamic, virtuosic dance performances.

 

Week 2: RDT Contemporary Repertory

Learn repertory from RDT's extensive library of dances.

See daily schedule below

 

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Prices - all options available when you click button above
Full Workshop $600 (save $50 when you register by June 1)
Morning Only $400
Afternoon Only $200
Daily Gaga Class $130 for full two weeks, drop in for $15/class
 

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Daily Schedule

Schedule - July 11-15
9:00-10:30 AM Gaga Movement Class
(open to all levels, drop in for $15/class)
 
10:45-12:30 PM Composition & repertory class with Danielle Agami & Ate9  
12:30-1:15 PM Lunch  
1:15-4:15 pm Spontaneous Choreography Workshop with David Marchant  

Schedule - July 18-22
9:00-10:30 AM Gaga Movement Class
(open to all levels, drop in for $15/class)
 
10:45-1:00 PM Composition & repertory class with Danielle Agami & Ate9  
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch  
2:00-4:00 PM RDT Contemporary Repertory  
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About The Artists

Danielle Agami

Danielle Agami was born in Israel in 1984, where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2007 and 2009, Agami served as the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dancers Create, and functioned as the company's rehearsal director from 2008-2010. In 2009, she was awarded the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance. After 8 years with Batsheva, Agami moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A.

In 2012 Agami relocated to Seattle, where she founded Ate9—an undertaking that fully realized her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. "With intriguing imagination, well-developed craft and an eye for nuance, this budding choreographer may surprise us yet.” (Ora Brafman, The Jerusalem Post). Over the past three years she has created Sally meets Stu, Sheila, TacTics, mouth to mouth, For Now, Exhibit O, Exhibit B, Queen George & Kelev Lavan for Ate9. Her choreographic talent has been sought out over the years and as a result she has been commissioned to create work for companies around the globe including, the Batsheva Ensemble, NorthWest Dance Project in Portland, Oregon, Barak Ballet in L.A, and a unique collaborations with The Industry Opera. Danielle was the grand prize winner of the 2013 & 2014 Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre and Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to watch in 2015.

Danielle Agami

Ate9 Dance Company

Ate9 strives to promote the power of the arts by bringing people together through professional and experimental dance experiences. Based in Los Angeles, California and Ate9 was founded by Israeli dancer-choreographer Danielle Agami. Through its dedication to the evolution of dance and its devotion to reimagining the role of dance in communities of all kinds, Ate9 builds sustainable audiences for dance, and invests in ongoing dialogues between people.

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David Marchant

He is currently Professor of the Practice, on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis since 1994, specializing in contemporary dance and somatic practices. David teaches courses in dance technique, composition, improvisation, Introduction to Somatic Practices and the Alexander Technique. For over 20 years He has been a nationally and internationally recognized artist, teacher and speaker, creating and performing original dances, leading master classes and giving talks in the United States, UK, France, Sweden, Japan and China.

Mr. Marchant is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a member of the American Society of Alexander Teachers ( AmSAT).  He maintains a professional private teaching practice, instructing individuals in the methods of F.M.  Alexander for re-pattering of fundamental movement coordination.

Professor Marchant is the coordinator of the University College Somatic  Studies Certificate Program at Washington University, offering students a curriculum in integrative movement practices, complimented by theoretical knowledge from a wide variety of fields investigating the art, spirit, and science of human movement.

David is interested in dance as therapy, and has published research on the use of contact improvisation as a therapeutic intervention for Parkinson disease. And he has collaborated with John Toenjes at the University of Illinois, creating and performing musical instruments played by dancing at national venues such as the Krannert Center, the Spark Festival in Minneapolis, and the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland.

David was a company member with the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre from 1989 to 1991. He was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship in choreography from 1991 to 1993, while earning a Master of Fine Arts degree fromUniversity of Iowa.

He is Co-Artistic Director of ZoMotion Arts with his wife, Holly Seitz Marchant, performing site-specific installations in natural environments, including tree-climbing as dance art form. In addition to his work as a choreographic artist, David is a recognized professional improvisational composer and performer, including contact improvisation, and has performed with notable artists such as Kirstie Simson, Andrew Harwood and Chris Aiken.

 

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