Who is this body? is a movement experience open to movers of all ages and experience levels. This class strives to create an inspiring, supportive environment in which participants feel comfortable and free to take risks within and outside of their bodies.
We will take a playful, hands-on approach to understanding our structures, heightening our awareness of ourselves and how we navigate space. I encourage movers to discover or redefine their movement potential through exercises that emphasize correct alignment, softness into the floor, articulation, energetic efficiency and ease. We will work with touch, breath, voice and imagination to inspire curiosity and creativity that will hopefully stay with us as we leave the studio and re-enter the world around us.
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Laurel Snyder is a dance artist, educator and musician based in NYC. Since receiving her BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2009, Laurel has performed with artists Faye Driscoll, Tere O’Connor, Tatyana Tenenbaum and Kendra Portier at NYC venues such as BAM, the Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, and the Kitchen. Laurel’s choreography has been presented most recently by Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Chez Bushwick, Movement Research at Judson Church and the Tank. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Denmark Arts Center (ME), EarthDance (MA), Threes Brewing (NYC), Dragon’s Egg (CT), The Living Room (ME) and is a recipient of Etm’s 2017 Choreographer+Composer Residency and the 2018 Queens Council for the Arts New Work Grant. Laurel is passionate about teaching movement and vocal practices. In addition to her current position as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, she has been invited by local and international organizations such as Colby College, Leviathan Studios (BC), Gibney Dance and Dance Exchange as a guest teaching artist. Laurel has also acted as a vocal consultant for choreographers Nadia Tykulsker and Ivy Baldwin. Laurel’s work and her teaching practice emphasize self-acceptance and explore the complicated relationship between performer and witness, fear and fantasy, the voice and the body and the truth behind this layered expression.
To learn more about Laurel, please visit: https://www.laurelsnyderdance.com