master classes

Master classes at Keshet Center for the Arts are typically for professional dancers/movers or university-level dance students (unless otherwise indicated). Master classes are given by specialty faculty or guest artists.

Check back regularly as Makers who visit Keshet Center for the Arts to create work, often hold a master class during their stay.

  •  2018/19 Maker Space Experience Master Classes Schedule Coming soon!

Saturday, August 18, 2018; 2pm – 4pm

Gaga & Toolbox with The Theorists

PRICE: Pay what you can – suggested range per event $5-$50. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between Keshet Scholarship fund + AM Arts scholarships to artistic ambassadors between Texas and Mexico for professional development

1 hour of Gaga/people (lead by Amy Morrow and open to dance professionals and people) followed by 1 hour of Toolbox lead by Amy Morrow and Daniel Martinez
The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.

Toolbox
We expand our TOOLBOX by experimenting with compositions. Gaga is a key to unlock the body and mind and helps movers find their artistic voice inside the language. It is a special session to enjoy the endless possibilities using tools not rules. It also hones skills to craft our work with a wide range of dynamic, texture, many layers, and adaptability by folding and unfolding their choreographic grid. We continuously push our limits, listen to the body, and ask “How is our dance relevant as artist citizens?”

Performance @ 7pm

Anthem

This is our Anthem, our cellular song. It is a conversation beyond boarders. It is a song of serendipitous shock uncovering our family roots between Texas, México, New México and The Middle East. We play out the impossible with optimism. It’s something you wouldn’t believe unless you see it and join the song, our anthem. – note from The Theorists constantly re-choreographing themselves
Performance by Amy Diane Morrow (Austin/Tel Aviv) & Daniel Martinez Rivera (Monterrey)

*Score by William Twain Morrow

TICKETS: Pay What You Can, at the door (Box Office opens at 6pm)

Amy Diane Morrow

Amy Morrow is a teacher, choreographer, consultant & founder of AM Arts. In 2013 she launched the TBX [ Toolbox Series ] as a movement research laboratory for 50+ professional residencies in Austin & abroad including training in Gaga, CounterTechnique®, Dance Film, Music & Improvisation, Multi Media & choreography labs for female artists from the South such as Kira Blazek, Joy Davis, and Deborah Hay. Trained and certified by Ohad Naharin, Morrow teaches his movement language, Gaga, alongside her own Choreography Toolbox, Ballet, & a survey of Indian Dance. She has served on staff for the American Dance Festival, as well as adjunct faculty at UT Austin and McCallum Fine Arts. The Theorists are artist citizens collaborating internationally to present homegrown Art with people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities. The Theorists hosted the North American premiere of the lauded documentary, Mr. Gaga at SXSW, as well as screenings & master classes across the States, and México. Theorist Fest 2018 premieres music, dance, and films by artists across the States, México, and The Middle East.

Daniel Martinez Rivera

Daniel Martínez is a dancer and choreographer studying at the Superior School of Music and Dance of Monterrey under the direction of Diana Farias. His performance credits include works by renowned Mexican artists such as Jaime Sierra, Brisa Escobedo, Ulises González, and Estrella Villareal among others. He has trained under the direction of Sunny Savoy, Toula Limnaois, Motti Zemelman, and Jonathan Brussollo, etc. His work SPIRAX received a choreographic award and was selected to premiere in San Antonio for the Tricentennial Celebration May 2018. Performances of Barefoot, Anthem, Hiraeth, and A Celebration of 93 Years will premiere with The Theorists for their 2018/19 Season in Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Cuernavaca, and Monterrey. Martinez is also selected to participate in the inaugural Theorists Practicum low-residency mentorship program under the direction of TBX [ Toolbox ] Series Guest Artists.

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