Hedwig Dances offers a unique blend of rigorous training, cultural styles, and artistic craftsmanship in its 2014 Summer Intensive. This immersive week is designed for advanced and pre-professional dancers with a curriculum drawing influences from contemporary, modern, ballet, and Afro-Cuban technique. Led by Artistic Director Jan Bartoszek and Hedwig Dances company members, this summer intensive is sure to challenge and excite any dancer who wishes to expand in their art form.
What is special about the Hedwig Dance Intensive?
- The intimate setting provides dancers with a unique personal relationship with each of the Intensive teachers.
- Hone improvisational skills in a safe environment and learn to dance as an ensemble in company repertoire
- Options for any dancer’s schedule. Sign up for the full week, a day, or a single class.
Daily classes include
(please note- drop in class only available for Modern, Body Contact & Afro-Cuban)
10:00-11:00a Modern Technique introduces dancers to an exciting, rarely seen form of contemporary dance that fuses American dance techniques with Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms
11:00-12:30p Body Contact in which two individual dancers work together so that the energy between the two flows in one direction
-Hedwig Dances Repertoire learn current company dances working with the performers and the Artistic Director
3:00-4:00p (No class on Fri. Aug 22) Afro-Cuban Dance traditional folkloric dances of Cuba
INTENSIVE PERFORMANCE SHOWING
Friday, Aug. 22 at 2:00pm
Each day also features a Brownbag Lunch Series with Acclaimed Artists where dancers are provided an intimate look at the world of dance, dance writing, dance-making, dance in other cultures, and many other avenues in the art. This year's guest speakers include... Jan Bartoszek (Founder/Artistic Director of Hedwig Dances), Lynn Shapiro (dance critic and Chicago correspondent for Dance Magazine), Susan Manning (dance historian and professor at Northwestern University), Ricardo Garcia (faculty instructor at Chicago High School of the Arts)