This class pulls from modern dance fundamentals and transposes them into contemporary performance and movement aesthetics. Working inside of complex phrasing and musicality we will learn a range of calculated movement sequences designed to activate the articulation of the body. We will focus on formal elements such as exactitude of shape, texture, and tone, while also leaving room for our experience of the moment to inform our execution. The class includes an improvisation component with a focus on deepening awareness and tuning our collective listening. Together, we will dance, and dance, and dance some more. With deep gratitude for our bodies and our minds, we will indulge in the rigor of being a movement artist.