Teddy Tedholm || The Playground NYC
The Playground NYC
Wednesday, 07/06 || 4:00-5:45pm, $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.
Melding the physical with the mental, this class helps you investigate not just raw physicality but the dynamics of movement in relation to choreography, momentum, and musicality to find a deeper fundamental sense of movement. Beginning with a full body physical warm up and creative and exploratory exercises, students will then learn a phrase in an atmosphere that fosters exploration, growth, and risk.
Described as “anything but conventional” by Dance Magazine, Teddy Tedholm creates work that pushes boundaries. Teddy’s wide-ranging background helps inform his unique movement style. Over his career he has worked with Sidra Bell, Douglas Becker, Kate Sicchio, Netta Yerushalmy, Curt Haworth, Erica Sobol, and Emily Shock. On top of these influences he was a participant in the Doug Varone DEVICES Choreographic Intensive in 2017.
A graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Teddy has presented work throughout North America. In addition to a nomination for a World Dance Award in the Best Choreography Concert/Live Performance category, Teddy has been a finalist in the McCallum Theater Choreography Festival, the REVERB dance festival, and a two-time finalist in the Capezio ACE Awards. He believes that the creation of art can be a valuable research method, a concept that propels his work forever forward and also makes him a highly sought after instructor. Though having taught workshops and set work all over the world, he enjoys returning to New York where he directs tedted Performance Group. This group of multi-faceted artists has performed throughout New York City transforming spaces from living rooms to riversides into fully developed performances to great acclaim. Between performances around the city he can be found teaching as a faculty member of Broadway Dance Center and Peridance.
PC: Saskia Kivilo