[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Underscore on Sat 8/25 & this fall, creative dance classes for kids and adults

Loren Groenendaal lorengroenendaal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 23:21:12 EDT 2018


Hello Philadelphia Dance Community,

You are invited to participate in the Underscore this Saturday. If you have
never participated, you should attend the talk through just prior. Details
are below.

I also hope you will consider participating in my various creative and
somatic dance classes for children and adults. See more at
https://www.lorenteachesmovement.com/. The Fall 2018 courses are listed at
the bottom of this email with a link for more information.

Thanks,
Loren

*UNDERSCORE TALK THROUGH*
Saturday, August 25 2018 11:30am-12:30pm
B2 Cafe, 1500 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
https://www.yelp.com/biz/b2-philadelphia

This is the corner of Passyunk with Dickinson, where 11th overlaps with
Passyunk, so in between12th and 10th. The closest subway stop is
Tasker/Morris on the Broad Street line. The walk from B2 cafe to The Whole
Shebang where the Underscore Practice will be held is about 5 minutes.

The Underscore Talk Through outlines the structure of the Underscore
Practice, so that participants are all practicing together and nonverbally.
The talk through also provides a common language and glyphs (symbols) to
use when reflecting on our practice in the concluding Thanksgiving and
Harvest. If you have not participated in an Underscore talk through before,
you should attend. The talk through introduces you to the structure of the
jam, so we can nonverbally follow the dancing journey together.

*UNDERSCORE PRACTICE *
The Whole Shebang,1813 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Saturday, August 25 2018 1:00-4:00pm
$5-$15 sliding scale. No advance tickets. Pay at event.
Invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852155891558621/

NOTES:
- Any mover who has had an Underscore talk through may participate. If
you've had a talk through, you can come at 1:00 just for the practice.
- This venue is a 2nd floor walk up studio.
- This is NOT a come and go jam. Plan on committing to the whole session.
Built into this long duration, there is time for preparation and recovery.
- As this is a long jam without coming and going, it is highly recommended
to bring SNACKS for yourself and ideally some to share with the group in
the Harvest and Thanksgiving time at the end.
-It is recommended to bring a JOURNAL and PEN for reflection during the
score or learning the score in the talk through.

MORE INFORMATION:
The Underscore Practice is a simple and beautiful structure for a focused
jam-like practice developed by Nancy Stark Smith. The structure is a
precise, but open platform for investigation of contact improvisation and
solo and group improvised composition. The score is an organic
developmental nonverbal sequence that provides focus to the dancing
community and opens up possibilities for movement, awareness, connection,
and various physical/mental states. We commit to participating in the
entire score.

Nancy Stark Smith, who originated the practice, describes it this way:

"The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a
broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater
ease dancing in spherical space—alone and with others; and for integrating
kinesthetic and compositional concerns while improvising. It allows for a
full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of
forms and changing states. Its practice is familiar yet unpredictable." (
http://nancystarksmith.com/underscore)

*Loren Groenendaal's Dance Classes for Kids and Adults starting September
2018* (listed in age order)
Drop-in is possible for adult class.
Please inquire about dropping into kids classes as session is much more
ideal for their learning, but I may be able to accept drop-in.

*CREATIVE MOVEMENT, ages 3-5 in WEST PHILLY*
Thursdays 2:15-3:00 PM
University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
3rd floor rear dance studio
FALL 1 SESSION is from September 6 to October 25, 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/events/410971772762974

*CREATIVE MOVEMENT, ages 3-5 in FISHTOWN*
Wednesdays 5:15-6:00 PM
Philadelphia Tango School, 2030 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125
FALL 1 SESSION is from September 5 to October 24, 2018
(No class 9/19 or 10/31.)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1099837083500528

*CREATIVE AND RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT, ages 5-8 IN FISHTOWN*
Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 PM
Philadelphia Tango School, 2030 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125
FALL 1 SESSION is from September 5 to October 24, 2018.
(No class 9/19 or 10/31)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2156364127953168

*MAKING MOVES, ages 8-11 in WEST PHILLY*
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM
University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
3rd floor rear dance studio
FALL 1 SESSION is from September 4 to October 30, 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/events/461830111000319

*CONTEMPORARY MODERN DANCE for adults in WEST PHILLY*
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 PM
University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
3rd floor rear dance studio
FALL 1 SESSION is from September 4 to October 23.
(Drop-in is possible 8/28 and beyond. No class on 10/30 or 11/6. Fall 2
starts 11/13. No class 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, or 3/5.)
https://www.facebook.com/events/233167450705887

Questions: Email LorenTeachesMovement at gmail.com

*Loren Groenendaal*
MFA in Choreography
BA in Dance and Visual Arts
Certified Movement Analyst
Freelance Teaching Artist as Loren Teaches Movement
<https://www.lorenteachesmovement.com/>
Founding Artistic Director of Vervet Dance <http://www.vervetdance.org/>
Founding Member, Curator of Impermanent Society of Philadelphia
<http://www.impermanentsociety.com/>
Founding Member, Board Member, Artist in Residence of Mascher Space
Cooperative <http://mascherdance.com/>

Tickets now on sale for Fall "In The Light" on Saturday, September 15, 2018
<http://fringearts.com/event/in-the-light/>

Accepting secure tax deductible donations to Vervet Dance through Fractured
Atlas
<https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8174#about_project> to
support our ongoing expenses and upcoming projects.


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