Madison Hicks || The Playground NYC
THE PLAYGROUND NYC
Registered participants will be emailed a link to the class 15 minutes prior to the start
The Playground NYC, in partnership with Gibney, is offering Online Studio, digital dance space. Join us, wherever you are for LIVE online classes with teaching artists in New York City and around the world. Let’s keep moving together and finding new ways to connect. Classes are open to movers of all levels!
Classes will be streamed live via ZOOM. Participants must pre-register for class and create a (free) ZOOM account to join. Registration will close 20 minutes before the class time. Fifteen minutes before class, you will receive an email with the ZOOM link.
Let’s dance it out! Community Strong.
This movement invention class is a mixture between improvisational tasks, contemporary repertoire, and creativity! Dancers will be challenged to follow directives in their own individual way and explore contemporary movement tasks.
Madison Hicks, originally from Dallas, TX, graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA in 2014 and received her BFA from The Juilliard School in May 2018. She will receive her MFA in Choreography in 2021 from California Institute of the Arts. In summer 2020, she will be one of the resident choreographers for The Juilliard School Summer Intensive. She is a freelance teacher, choreographer, and performer. She was a full time company member with LA Dance Project under the direction of Benjamin Millepied for the 2018/2019 season. In Fall 2019, she had one choreographic work showcased at Palm Desert Choreography Festival and another at the Theorists Festival. She is a resident choreographer for The Windward School. Madison is currently a faculty member for Icon Dance Awards, California School of the Arts, Project 21 and is also a faculty member and choreographer for Joffrey Southwest. Madison has created and is the director of Moving Forward Dallas, an innovative dance intensive and Non-Profit Organization for young artists. She was a 2013 YoungArts winner for modern dance, 2014 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts Nominee and a guest artist in the 2014 YoungArts Presidential Scholar Gala under the direction of Bill T. Jones. In January of 2017, she performed as a distinguished guest alumnus in the YoungArts annual Backyard Ball under the direction of Tony Yazbeck. She received a choreography award from YAGP in 2014 and had three choreographic works chosen to perform in The Choreographic Honors show at The Juilliard School. Madison was awarded the Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship for her choreography and jazz technique in 2016. She has been a resident choreographer for Booker T. Washington HSPVA Rep II Ensemble, The University of Texas at Austin, Center of Creative Arts, Houston MET Too, and San Diego Civic Center. She was an Avant Chamber Ballet Women’s Choreography finalist and has also had works showcased at Periapsis Music and Dance and WestFest Dance Festival in New York City. She has performed works by Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Emily Molnar, Kyle Abraham, Ohad Naharin, Peter Chu, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Aszure Barton, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and PamTanowitz.
Photo Credit: Lorrin Brubaker