Daily Morning Class: Toni Bravo (Contemporary)
- Mon 1 Jul 2019 - Fri 5 Jul 2019
- 10:00 - 11:30
- €5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members
- Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
- Toni Bravo
Modern Dance began as the result of curiosity, about what could lie beyond the rigors of the classical tradition. Ms Bravo’s Class is a beautiful combination of strengthening and exploration sequences. It grants dancers the use of weight, momentum, and space awareness, the necessary ingredients for the ultimate act of corporeal expression. It is constantly evolving and it is ever informed by social, aesthetic, and scientific developments.
Maria Antonieta (Toni) Bravo, Choreographer and Educator. A naturalized American, she left Latin America in 1979 to study and perform throughout the planet. Most notably, Bravo studied at the London Royal Academy of Dance, at the Imperial Society of Dance and at The Paris Opera. in 1989 Bravo lived in Germany, training interviewing with Pina Bausch’s Company in Wuppertal. In Austin she’s danced in works by Leon Danielian, Sharon Vasquez, Merce Cunningham, and Woody McGriffe. She has choreographed many Musicals including “The Fantastics” “Copany” “In the Hights” and “Little Night Music.” She has also worked with many Theatre and Opera companies in Austin, including The University of Texas, Austin Playhouse, VORTEX theatre and Austin Shakespeare. Since 2008 Bravo has taught and choreographed in Europe every Summer, in Spain, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, England and Ireland. Amongst other awards, she was named best choreographer by Austin Chronicle's “Best Of Austin” three times. And, in 2014, she received the B Iden Payne award for outstanding choreography. Bravo directs Diverse Space Dance Theatre [DSDT] and her youth company [DSYDT] travels every year to participate the Irish Youth Dance Festival and to perform at LISTROS, Atelier für physisches Theater, and this year at Dock11 in Berlin. Bravo has been a member of the faculty for the Ballet Austin Academy for 25 years. And she teaches Contemporary Ballet and Contemporary Modern at DSDT's home base Austin Dance Academy
Toni Bravo has been an exemplary force of action as a choreographer and as an arts educator in Austin for over 20 years (http://bloomatx.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/toni-bravo-a-force-of-dance). Since 1995, Ms. Bravo has trained performers and teachers in many forms of dance technique, movement based learning, and movement for actors. All of her pedagogical theories derive from her research in Neuro-muscular pathing, The Laban Movement Analysis, The Gardener model of multiple intelligences, and Body Sculpting techniques. She applies each of these systems to classical and contemporary techniques resulting in rich, fluid, and articulate mobility.
For further information:
- Telephone: 01 855 8800