Nicole von Arx || The Playground NYC
THE PLAYGROUND NYC
Nicole von Arx
Neighborhood Outdoor Meetups
Tuesday, 08/17 || 4:00-5:00PM
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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 movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.
Nicole von Arx offers an advance level dynamic contemporary class that incorporates elements of floor work, yoga, improvisation, and her latest choreography research. She encourages you to embrace physical and emotional effort, and explore the extent of your body and mind’s capacity. Her warm-up is a series of challenging exercises focusing on isolating, strengthening, aligning and balancing the body. This will lead into improvisation tasks emphasizing sensation, timing and space. The class culminates in a complex phrase work allowing dancers to discover Nicole’s movement vocabulary and musicality.
Nicole von Arx (Choreographer, Dancer, Educator) was born in England and grew up in both Hong Kong and Switzerland. Her performance career led her to becoming a soloist at the Royal Opera House & Lyric Opera while dancing for Jasmin Vardimon. She’s worked for Carte Blanche, The Metropolitan Opera, Company XIV, Loni Landon, Romeo Castellucci’s Democracy in America, and Bryan Arias. She has taught at Juilliard, Rutgers, Peridance, NYU Tisch, Sam Houston State University, Dance Area, Cie Greffe/L’Impasse and Dance Italia. She is the 2022 Dance Initiative artist in resident (Colorado), a finalist at the 2021 Future Dance Festival, 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, a 2020 Lauréate of the Bourse Gland Culture, 2018 Stuffed Artists in Residence at Judson Church, and 2017 Dance Gallery Level Up artist in resident. Now based between Brooklyn and Gland Switzerland, Nicole creates under NVA & Guests, and teaches online + outdoor pop up Park and Rooftop classes.
More info at www.nvonarx.com