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Rotation // SAT + SUN // 10:00 - 11:30AM

About Class

JUNE 3 + 4 // Contemporary Forms w/ Colleen Loverde Beginning/intermediate through Professional Level Colleen’s classes are crafted to cultivate an active awareness of alignment, experimental focus, connection with presence, and evolution of movement as an expansive energetic practice. We typically begin on the ground, with exercises intended to ease into grounding as a surrender to an efficient, collaborative partnership with the floor. As we make our way to the vertical plane, we will oscillate through physical highs and lows, take up space far beyond our typical personal sphere while remaining mindful of sharing the collective energies. We will work on finding the balance between acts of generosity and collaborative surrender in order to act as a channel for connective expression. We will access elemental energies and experiment with integrating character work within set phrases and collaborative phrase creation. Working with imagery, imagination, creation of sensation and listening become integral in the development of a sustainable movement practice. The movement is challenging but sustainable with options presented for various levels. This class encourages each mover to cultivate their sensitivity, self-empowerment and connect to their ever evolving individual voice. Colleen Loverde is a dance artist, creator, teacher, explorer and questioner. She was raised in Lake Zurich, IL and received her B.F.A. in Modern & Jazz Dance at Point Park University where she was awarded Outstanding Senior Dance Artist in 2017. In addition to working with Open Space, Colleen has danced with LED Boise, Northwest Dance Project, Post:Ballet, Heidi Duckler Dance, SKC and on a variety of multidisciplinary projects. In addition to dancing with LED, she worked alongside Lauren Edson as rehearsal director for the production of Kid Lightening. In addition to her dance career, she loves to write, read, learn, explore and PLAY. She is currently working on a series of personal essays, dabbling in live storytelling, getting silly by beginning her improv comedy education, revisiting her love of singing, releasing her first collaborative music video and exploring the ways in which her relationship to her many evolving voices may fuse with dance. //LIMITED SPOTS// Dress Code -No Black Soled Shoes -Athletic wear -Clean studio shoes or socks

  • 15 US dollars
  • Platform @ Oregon Contemporary

Cancelation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us within 18 hours of the start of class.

Contact Details

  • Open Space, North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, USA

    (503) 966-0330

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