Let’s Dance! The Kearns Dance Project

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Entertainment, Events

Lauren Kearns, choreographer and artistic director of The Kearns Dance Project, a North Carolina based modern dance company founded in 2012, will teach a two hour technique and repertory class October 18, 12:00-2:00 at the Dance Project, the school at city arts, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 North Davie Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Register for the class online at www.danceproject.org/school to reserve space. Cost is $12 if you reserve one week in advance, $15 day of. The class will be held in Studio 323.

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Photo credit: Chris Walt Photography

The contemporary dance world requires dancers to consistently engage with increasingly complex conceptual and physical dance work, assimilate complex movement patterns, combine the technical nuances of multiple genres, and achieve optimal expression – – often within a reduced amount of creative rehearsal. Lauren has been developing a technique since 2007 called Somatics in Action (SIA) to assist dancers with meeting those requirements and in achieving their potential as fully embodied movers. The class will begin with a 30-minute SIA based floor and standing barre and the next 90 minutes will be spent learning, dancing, and performing athletic, musical, and FUN excerpts from The Kearns Dance Project repertory.

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Photo credit: Chris Walt Photography

The L.A. Times has described Lauren’s choreography and dancing as “strong partnering, joyful leaps and energetic unisons as they staked out their physical territory…the body was celebrated…the audience was grateful” and The San Gabriel Valley Newspaper has written, “They dance with a full-body technique, layering subtle, gentle movements with athletic partnering.” Noted dance criticism and choreography specialist Larry Lavender has written, “her works are polished and vibrant, the dancers are extremely well-coached, and the conceptual/emotional content of each work is sophisticated.” Locally, the Wilmington Star News has written, “Twister is an athletic duet with a face-off between two dancers…primal and earthy” and “The Kearns Dance Project opened with clever in Lauren Kearns’ flirty piece titled Swinging on a Bench”. John Friedrich of Avant Greensboro has written, “the ever-interesting Kearns Dance Project explored the concept of rootless and technology infused times in When the World was Round.”

Please visit the company’s website at www.thekearnsdanceproject.org for more information.

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