Physical Inquiry of Balletic Forms with Shaleigh Comerford

Saturdays in May!
May 4, May 11, May 18
A series based in a variety of modalities and body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body through classical and neo classical forms. Classes are suitable for professional dancers and all who are curious for new ways to unlock their natural technique. The work in class engages us in a process that facilitates changes in the way we experience and relate to our bodies moving through an awareness of our form in space. We work with deep connections in the pelvis, freeing the upper body and spine to move with ease and expression while developing clear relationships of our body to the space around us. Modalities we will cover include applications from Eric Franklin, Lisa Harris, Irene Dowd, Anouk van Dijk, Christine Wright, William Forsythe and Andrea Olsen.
Price:  $15 to drop in, $30 for full series
About the instructor:
ShaLeigh Comerford was a principle with the Roanoke Ballet Theatre where she performed and toured with the company from 2000-04. She performed leading roles with the Virginia Ballet Academy and guest roles with the Carolina Ballet and Cirque USA. She has trained dancers with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Durham Ballet Theatre and Campaneria Ballet Company. Comerford also has a broad experience of contemporary dance forms and trained with master teachers in NYC and at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels, Belgium. Comerford was also personally invited to train in the Gaga movement language with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has performed with Tina Croll & Company, Keigwin & Company, Dendy Dance Theater, Martha Clarke, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, as well as a restaging of Batsheva Dance Company’s Minus Sixteen. Her choreography and commissions have been presented throughout the United States and abroad, most notably at Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Keio University’s Noguchi Room, The Week of Foreign Female Dancers in Tokyo, Cambridge University, Serendipity Gallery Berlin, The Ailey Citygroup Theatre, Washington and Lee University, The American Dance Guild, The American Dance Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Her contemporary ballet choreography The Within was selected by the World Ballet Competition International to be featured alongside of Momix and several other award-winning dancers and choreographers in the 2014 Gala.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

May 4 to May 18, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm