Peggy Gould Workshop / Dancer from the Dance
- Tue 30 Jun 2020
- 17:00 - 18:00
- Online through Zoom
- Open to professional level dancers and advanced level participants
- Peggy Gould
Dynamic Trunk Stabilization/Mobilization Warm Up for Dancing
In this one-hour workshop, participants will learn a short series of concise movement sequences based on functional anatomy principles and emphasizing coordinated strength and endurance of lower trunk muscles. We will utilize a “before and after” approach to observing the effects of these activities on movement currently in each participant’s dancing life, in order to optimize performance of both improvised and choreographed material.
This workhop is part of John Scott’s irish modern dance theatre [IMDT] Dancer From The Dance festival this June and July. Drawing on national and international attention to Irish choreographers North and South of the border and to the greater Irish diaspora. Following huge critical success in New York and at home in Dublin last year, the festival aims to celebrate age, gender and ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists. In response to Covid-19, Scott takes his five-day dance festival to an online platform featuring the best of Irish contemporary dance in this second iteration of his wonderful celebration of dance that honours the diversity of Irish choreography from the four corners of the world.
Peggy Gould is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, collaborator, movement educator and sometime writer. Peggy has danced with Patricia Hoffbauer, Tiffany Osedra Miller, Cathy Weis, Sara Rudner including collaborations with John Scott and the Irish Modern Dance Company, Joyce S. Lim, Bryan Fox, and hopes to return to work on the postponed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co. project, “Deep Blue Sea.” Peggy has created eleven interdisciplinary works, most recently "Hypnagogia" (2018) presented by Dixon Place, NYC. Peggy teaches in the Dance Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and serves as assistant to mentor in functional anatomy Irene Dowd. As a Fulbright Specialist, Peggy worked with dancers and educators in Ecuador (summer 2019).
Photo credit above: Tyrone Maridueña
Photo credit left: Chris Taggart
DANCER FROM THE DANCE 2020: Festival of Irish Choreography is in In collaboration with Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick & Irish Arts Center, New York
Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council
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