CHECK BACK SOON FOR OUR FALL 2017 SCHEDULE!
Adult Classes & Moving Target Portland
Our Adult program provides high quality training for adult movers of all abilities in a variety of classic and experimental styles. Moving Target Portland is our Sunday Master Class series featuring a new teaching artist every week. Take advantage of these opportunities to build community, gather seeds for new work, and enjoy dancing together!
adult spring class schedule
Jan 16 - June 18, 2017
7:15 - 8:30 pm Modern Dance w/ Kerry Constantino ::ON HIATUS UNTIL FALL::
$14 Drop-in, $60 for 5
2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYs
7 - 9 pm Sudden Shifts :: Movement Training for the Resistance
Compositional Improvisation w/ Katherine Ferrier ::ON HIATUS UNTIL FALL::
$16 Drop-in, $70 for 5
1st & 3rd SATURDAYs*
1 - 3 pm Moving Target Portland Master Class Series w/ Guest Teaching Artist (see below)
$16 Drop-in, $70 for 5
A dancer and choreographer for over 15 years Kerry Constantino creates work that is rigorous, multilayered, athletic, and fully realized. Her work and practice is based on a foundation in Laban-Bartenieff Studies, Evans technique, improvisation, and yoga. Kerry places a great emphasis on facilitating students to find their own range and personal expression through movement and staying true to each individuals' own "voice" as a dancer. She makes choreography that reaches beyond the boundaries of traditional dance and performance, often incorporating sculpture, fiber arts, and scientific collaboration.
Katherine Ferrier is an independent dance artist, educator, poet, designer, director and curator, who has been immersed in making since the late 80s. She earned her B.A. in Dance and Women’s Studies from Middlebury College, and M.F.A. in Dance and Performance from Sarah Lawrence College. A co-founder of The Architects, an improvisational quartet with a collaborative performance history spanning over 25 years, she teaches and performs regularly throughout the US and abroad. More at katherineferrier.net.
collaborates with experimental noise/sound artist ID M Theftable to create live, improvised performance. She has studied Improvisation intensively for the past ten years, specifically Contact Improvisation with Daniel Lepkoff, Kirstie Simson, Chris Aiken, & Angie Hauser. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a Thai Massage Therapist, and holds an MFA from Vermont College in Poetry Writing. Her class will explore partnering, Contact skills, and improvisation strategies using a wide variety of somatic techniques and scores for solo, duo, and ensemble dancing. More at yesmanifesto.com
moving target portland teachers
Moving Target Portland classes are led by the visiting guest artists listed below. Classes will often include improvisational, somatic, and post-modern practices, and sometimes choreography. Intended to be challenging for professional and aspiring dance artists, all levels of dancers are welcome and encouraged to attend. A sister program to Moving Target Boston, Moving Target Portland has an archive of classes that can be viewed here.
Jan 22- Rachel Boggia
Jan 29- Jessamyn Schmidt
Feb 5- Choreolab
Feb 12- Colleen Fitzgerald
Feb 19- Hanna Satterlee
Feb 26- Aretha Aoki
March 5- Sarah Mae Gibbons
March 12- Christal Brown
March 19- Riley Watts
March 26- Casey Avaunt
April 2- Audrey McLean
April 9- Mersiha Mechovic
April 16- No Class
April 23- Katherine Ferrier Mini-Intensive
April 30- Dance Cartel
May 7- Janoah Bailin
May 14- Chani Bockwinkel
May 21- Choreolab (bring your choreograhy for feedback!)
May 28 - (Memorial Day) NO CLASS
June 4- NO CLASS
June 11- Delaney Mcdonough
June 18- Mary Pearson Failure Lab
+ Stay tuned for Fall 2017 line up!