[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] 11-24 Contact class Loren Groenendaal

Curt Haworth curthaworth at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 10:48:10 EST 2019

Contact Improvisation class will be taught by Loren Groenendaal

Sunday November 24th 1-3pm

WHERE: Headlong Studios, 1170 S. Broad St. (near Broad/Federal SEPTA stop)
$10 drop-in, Please arrive in time to dress and be ready to go at 1pm

Loren Groenendaal is a Philadelphia-based dance artist and educator,
specializing in contact improvisation (CI), contemporary modern dance,
Balinese dance, the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS), creative and
STEAM visual arts and dance. Loren has been dancing CI for 19 years and
teaching CI since 2009 to adults in the communities of Philadelphia,
Boston, and Baltimore as well as a guest at Arcadia University, Juniata
College, Towson University, UNC Greensboro. She has been improvising her
entire life, but her formal studies in CI began at Oberlin College with Ann
Cooper Albright. She holds an MFA in Choreography from the UNCG, where she
continued her CI studies with John Gamble. She has studied intensively with
Nancy Stark Smith, deepening her knowledge of CI, The Underscore, and
States of Grace. Loren is a Certified Movement Analyst from the
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, which informs her practice
of teaching CI with understanding the macro principles of the form and
micro coordinations for successful movement. Loren is the artistic director
of Vervet Dance; the work is steeped in contact improvisation and inspired
by nature. In Philadelphia, she has also danced with Gamelan Semara
Santi, The Naked Stark, From the Earth Dance Project, Graffito Works, Curt
Haworth, and Lacy James. She is a founding member of the Thursday CI Jam,
monthly Underscore, Mascher Space Cooperative, and the Impermanent Society
of Philadelphia.


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