Moving Through
Metro Art Presents a creative collaboration with Pieter, featuring Chard Gonzalez
online
Thursday, Apr 8 2021
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost
FREE
METRO ART PRESENTS Moving Through, a month of dance and movement for times of change, in collaboration with Pieter, premiering on four Thursdays at 7pm in April.

 

Four Pieter teaching artists will bring their approaches to movement practice to different corners of Union Station to deliver site specific programs, each with a tie to transit, ranging from the practical (meditative movement to bring calm during a hurried commute) to abstract (through Cunningham Technique, a systems-based dance form developed by choreographer Merce Cunningham) to the historical (in the case of House Dance’s relationship to the subway system in Chicago and New York). The culminating program is Baggage, a theatrical dance work for film by choreographer and dancer Jay Carlon with musician Alex Wand, developed onsite in response to Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall.

 

The series will air on Metro, Metro Art and Union Station’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Register via Eventbrite HERE

 

 

April 8: Cunningham Technique with Chard Gonzalez 

 

Chard, joined by dancers Tamsin Carlson, Julie Opiel, and Heather Seybolt, shares exercises from the dance technique that Merce Cunningham developed, exploring how the spine and limbs can move independently from one another and in concert.

 

Chard Gonzalez is a native San Diegan, dance artist, educator and advocate. He has choreographed, performed, and taught dance throughout the USA and Europe. Chard has 25 years experience of teaching ballet and modern techniques, improvisation, choreography and performance skills. In 2009, he established the Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre in New Orleans. CGDT has since performed throughout the USA and made its Los Angeles premiere in the Spring of 2017. Chard’s approach emphasizes how students can reach their goals in both personal and professional development. He has taught at London Contemporary Dance School, Laban Centre, London Studio Centre, Roehampton University, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, California Ballet School, San Diego Academy of Performing Arts, and Colburn School. Chard teaches Cunningham Technique classes at Pieter Performance Space.

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Photo Credit: Farah Sosa. Courtesy of LA Metro