Adult Ballez with Katy Pyle & Ballez Company Dancers
with Katy Pyle & Ballez Company Dancers
Mondays (2 sessions), Now-October 16 & November 13-December 18
7:00-8:30pm | $14/class
6 class card for $72 (drop-in, no pre-registration required)
Adult Ballez is a dance class that explores the traditionally gender-binaried, exclusive culture of ballet class, radically re-imagining it as a site of liberatory, joyful, and inclusive queer play. Shifting the focus away from traditional ideas of virtuosity, we explore the virtuosity of genderqueer embodiment, practice energetic mirroring, learn inclusive partnering techniques, seek out (and destroy) our culturally constructed biases, and discover new freedom to witness the beauty of one another as we dance to the beats of queer icons! Starting with authentic (fantasy) movement, we warm-up at the barre, then move to center to turn, jump, practice partnering, and help each other fly across the floor. Classes are open to all queers and allies. Socks are useful, ballet shoes not required, beginner to advanced levels are ALL WELCOME.
Photo © Katy Pyle's The Firebird. Credit: Alex Escalante