Master Class with Gabriel Mata
Class is designed with a contemporary modern perspective and influenced by Limón technique. It begins with focusing on the self, breath, and connectivity. Internal and personal awareness will be connected into outward embodiment. The body will warm-up with the use of articulation, weight, and release/engagement. As the physicality increases so will the use of space. Dynamic practices of gesture, floor work, and center work will be engaged in relationship to musicality and rhythms.
Spatial awareness will be challenged as well as recognizing the presence of others in the space and in the dance. Movement will develop from simple forms into complex and elaborate structures. As various dynamic sequences are embodied, the elements of breath, awareness, and connectivity are the main principles guiding the class. The space is designed to allow you to challenge yourself and work/problem solve in your own body.
Photo Credit: Alonzo King LINES Ballet I Dance Center I © Wes Triplett