The 2019-2020 Monday Morning Class Series, welcomes back series initiator & curator Milka Djordjevich. MNC is an opportunity to take class with a rotating roster of artists with divergent movement practices and points of view. This season we are diving deep both in practice and performance. There are more chances to take class with each artist and the opportunity to see and/or participate in a performance. Nourish your practice and go deep.
Monday Night Class Fall 2019 Season:
SEPT 16, 23, 30, OCT 7, 14, 21, and 28 // ODEYA NINI
NOV 4, 11, 18, 25, DEC 2, 9, and 16 // DaEun Jung
2020 MNC Preview: Levi Gonzalez, Prima Generacion and more!
DaEun Jung // NOV 4, 11, 18, 25, DEC 2, 9, and 16 with a performance DEC 21
Groovy Dancers: Heel Ball Toes and Breath
Groovy Dancers is a movement research/practice that explores simple-to-complex step patterns in both solitary and collective manners by examining the body mechanics and personal tendency of patterning steps. This workshop introduces applicable principles of ancient Korean dance such as subtle wait shift led by foot articulation and breathing technique that helps to utilize the gravity and circular energy flow.
The evening begins with a breath-led warm-up focused on relaxation as a preparation for bodies to generate effortless moves in establishment of organic patterns. Different genres of familiar or risky music facilitate the group investigation of defining rhythmic pulses and enhancing body patterns. Groovy Dancers ultimately seeks to render participants’ dancing grooves, which can be traditional or new, individual or universal, ephemeral or repetitive, through one’s steps and body responses. With a belief that the established grooves on a curtain step pattern can be idiosyncratic based on individuals’ different physical structures as well as movement/cultural practice backgrounds and also can be homogenous according to the efficiency of the body mechanics and physics shared by all human species, Groovy Dancers attempts to foster collective kinesthetic exhilaration between all-bodymind participants.
DaEun Jung is a dancer-choreographer whose work reveals her past and present body memories. Her works have been presented at Electric Lodge, Highways, The Mortuary, Pieter, REDCAT, and MR at Judson and supported through artist-in-residence programs of LADP @2245, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs @Camera Obscura, LAPP D+R @Automata, and Show Box/LA @We Live in Space. DaEun redefines the principle, form, and context of Korean folk dance in inter/multi-cultural settings as a continuation of her graduate study at UCLA where she received her MFA and Westfield Emerging Artist Award. She has worked with Milka Djordjevich, Victoria Marks, Oguri & Roxanne Steinberg, Yuval Sharon, Ros Warby, Wilfried Souly, Jeanine Durning, Shahar Biniamini, and Melinda Ring. daeunjung.com