Contemporary Motion

by Saturday, November 14, 2015

This class has been created using the principles of Horton.  Dancer/choreographer Lester Horton developed a dance technique based on Native American dances, anatomical studies and other movement influences.  The technique is dynamic and dramatic, develops both strength and flexibility, and works with an energy that is constantly in motion. The primary focus of many beginner-level Horton studies is creating length in the spine and hamstrings. There is also an emphasis throughout all levels on developing musicality and performance qualities. Primitive squats, flat backs and lateral stretches are also practiced in the classes to lengthen the spine. The use of momentum and gravity explored in this class requires a sense of fearlessness which you are supported to explore to enable you to surrender to the sensation.  The class consists of technique exercises, choreographed phrases and travelling at an open level. As a result your core strength, flexibility and stamina will improve. All fitness and experience levels welcome.

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