Amanda Krische || The Playground NYC
The Playground NYC
Thursday, 10/27 || 10:00-11:45am, $6
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers Street
The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movements with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.
This class focuses on re-wilding the archive of the body through utilizing landscapes of archetype, metaphor, and memory. Breathwork, meditation, voice, and dynamic physical movement encourage heart-brain coherence to create a holding space of emotional authenticity for us to dance and ask questions inside of. Participants will be encouraged to consider how their own personal myths show up in their bodies as we dig deep into the felt sense of our physical forms in community. Class will begin with solo practice and will progress to playful relational movement in partner and group configurations, allowing us to consider the individual story as part of the moving whole.
Amanda Krische is a dancer, interdisciplinary choreographer, and herbalist who creates work that dialogues with the disciplines of psychology, neuroscience, spirituality, ecology, and storytelling. A graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School and the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, Amanda has performed in such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Place des Arts, New York Live Arts, Danspace and the Joyce Theater. She has collaborated with choreographers such as Teresa Fellion, Loni Landon, Nicole von Arx, and Nicole Wolcott. Her choreographic work has been commissioned by the National YoungArts Foundation, Grace Farms Foundation, and Bombshell Dance Project. She has received project support from the Jerome Foundation for the development of her choreographic work on memory and mental time travel, initiated at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has held artist in residence positions at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center, Omi International Arts Center, and Keshet Arts Center, and will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France in 2023. Amanda has served on faculty in the Dance Department at LaGuardia Arts High School and has been a guest teacher/lecturer at New York University and Cooper Union School of Art. She is a 2012 YoungArts Winner and a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
PC: Chimera Singer