Jill Pajer Teaches at Gibney Dance

Jill Pajer Teaches at Gibney Dance

MB&D’s Rehearsal Director & Choreographic Assistant is teaching weekly at Gibney Dance Center (located at 280 Broadway).

Description: This class has been shaped by my own training in a variety of techniques and styles, but it ultimately will be your time to explore. As a teacher, I look to pull from classical and modern dance equally, and am currently intrigued by stylistic and functional uses of weight, intention, subtlety, and energetic volume. Class will begin with body work and improvisation as ways to ease into movement. In this time you will find, exercise, and challenge your own artistic voice within the provided tasks. The physicality of this warm up will grow into rich and power-hungry movement driven by an appreciation for rhythmic undertones. And finally, culminating phrase-work is meant to push each dancer to their own extremes. We will consider the different ways to find range with specific attention to accomplishing the technical movements, paying mind to syncopation and qualitative choice-making, and choosing articulate body initiations.

© Scott Shaw

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Jill Pajer Teaches at Gibney Dance

Jill Pajer Teaches at Gibney Dance

MB&D’s Rehearsal Director & Choreographic Assistant is teaching weekly at Gibney Dance Center (located at 280 Broadway).

Description: This class has been shaped by my own training in a variety of techniques and styles, but it ultimately will be your time to explore. As a teacher, I look to pull from classical and modern dance equally, and am currently intrigued by stylistic and functional uses of weight, intention, subtlety, and energetic volume. Class will begin with body work and improvisation as ways to ease into movement. In this time you will find, exercise, and challenge your own artistic voice within the provided tasks. The physicality of this warm up will grow into rich and power-hungry movement driven by an appreciation for rhythmic undertones. And finally, culminating phrase-work is meant to push each dancer to their own extremes. We will consider the different ways to find range with specific attention to accomplishing the technical movements, paying mind to syncopation and qualitative choice-making, and choosing articulate body initiations.

© Scott Shaw

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Jill Pajer Teaches at Gibney Dance

Jill Pajer Teaches at Gibney Dance

MB&D’s Rehearsal Director & Choreographic Assistant is teaching weekly at Gibney Dance Center (located at 280 Broadway).

Description: This class has been shaped by my own training in a variety of techniques and styles, but it ultimately will be your time to explore. As a teacher, I look to pull from classical and modern dance equally, and am currently intrigued by stylistic and functional uses of weight, intention, subtlety, and energetic volume. Class will begin with body work and improvisation as ways to ease into movement. In this time you will find, exercise, and challenge your own artistic voice within the provided tasks. The physicality of this warm up will grow into rich and power-hungry movement driven by an appreciation for rhythmic undertones. And finally, culminating phrase-work is meant to push each dancer to their own extremes. We will consider the different ways to find range with specific attention to accomplishing the technical movements, paying mind to syncopation and qualitative choice-making, and choosing articulate body initiations.

© Scott Shaw

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Contemporary Forms

Class is a time to be articulate and imaginative. It is a time to allow yourself to explore, indulge and to be amazed by yourself and others. We will begin with a progression of continuous and cumulative patterns focusing on our strength, alignment, rotations and depth of sensation. Time will be spent exploring how we relate to one another in movement, taking note of our own tendencies and habits through contact-based scores. We will indulge in intricate play between weight, momentum, torque and our own individual nuance in phrase work that is full and physical, involving propulsion, redirection and a curiosity of focus.