Contemporary Dance Byron Bay
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By definition, Contemporary Dance doesn’t have set, universal “moves”. This is why there is so much wonderful variety within the genre. Contemporary Eric has noticed, however, that perhaps there are a few:
Melting pot of awesome
Contemporary dance steals from, adapts and sometimes rejects other dance forms, especially classical ballet and modern dance. It can also include pedestrian movements, African dance, tap and anything else the choreographer is inspired by.
What I love most about Contemporary Dance (and all dance in fact), is that it brings together focus and logic, with joyful creative abandon. Also, flinging your body around in poetic ways really is the best fun ever.
I like creating contemporary sequences that unleash tension in exciting ways; to express joy; to release pain; and to feel my spirit fly. Dancing definitely helps me feel more comfortable with being human.
I love throwing my body through space. And I love teaching and seeing my students smile, and fly. I especially enjoy facilitating choreographic tasks for our students: they are so creative, talented, and bursting with stories and life.
We’ve danced to dozens of Contemporary Sequences over the years! Here are a few:
Creative explosion with Feist
Silly with The Safety Dance
Frolicky with Fireflies
Bowie-ish with Golden Years
Lyrical with Frente
Sexy with Donna Summers (choreo by Kelly Dodd)
Sad and moody with Johnny Cash
Boppy and loving with Madonna’s Cherish
Expressive and juicy with Sweet Child of Mine
Come and dance!
Cassettes Contemporary Dance
3 x classes, starts this Tues 14th Aug