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Pushing Progress Summer Excavation for 15 year olds and above

Pushing Progress Summer Excavation for 15 year olds and above


Pushing Progress


New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street


Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 10:00am daily through August 13, 2016



Pushing Progress


The 2016 Summer Excavation is an accumulative approach to movement research and artistic expression.  It is an opportunity for the pre-professional to professional level dancer to explore their creativity, cultivate new tools for structural and mental efficiency,  and continue mastery of their most vital, expressive instrument: the human body.

The Summer Excavation is a week long event offering a unique perspective and expertise to dancers based upon Pushing Progress Contemporary Mechanics and Pushing Progress Methodology in training.  Faculty provide an intelligent informed approach to instruction that encompasses a wealth of ideas and techniques.  This delivers the ability for dancers to translate technical tools into an efficient understanding of their craft as a whole.

Alongside the daily classes, Pushing Progress offers a unique Mentorship program, where dancers work one on one with a faculty member over the course of the week to clarify their individual goals. Feedback for the week is focused on having dancers increase skills in areas that support their personal goals.

Classes run 10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily over 7 days.


Integrated Biomechanical Movement and Sustained Body Awareness, Conditioning, Contemporary Ballet, Approach to Performance and Artistry, Compositional Strategies, Contemporary Mechanics, Personal Design in Mental and Physical Constructs, Improvisation- Discovery/Investigation of Movement, The Immersive Community


Calen J. Kurka, Chris Hale, Elani Engelken, Anna Vollmar, Bryn Cohn, Mike Esperanza, Loni Landon, Jason Parsons


August 7th - 13th, 2016
Ages 15 +
New York Live Arts 219 West 19th St, New York, NY


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