Flying Nest Movement Arts 2019 Workshop Series Presents:
Exploration of Movement and Technique for Social and Solo Dancers
with Helen Goodrum, Ashley Fine and Delisa Myles
March 16, 2019
Elks Performing Arts Center, Studio 2
Cost is $45.00 per person
(individual sessions $20.00 each)
This workshop is designed for all dancers to gain a deeper understanding of their body, move with more joy and freedom, build technique, frame and posture, and learn how to have fun with movement. We have three incredible teachers with over 50 years of combined teaching and professional dance experience.
Join us for an afternoon of learning and movement!
Holistic Movement and Technique
Exploring Your Experience With Yourself, Others and the World Around You with Helen Goodrum
Helen Goodrum is a certified Rolfer™ & Rolf Movement® Practitioner here in Prescott Arizona. Her journey of three decades as a dancer & theater performer enriches her embodiment practice. Helen graduated with a Dance Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Roehampton University London, UK & is a global leading artist in the field of acrobatic stilts, contributing to its growth & forging innovative development through her teachings & performances with The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater Company, USA. Helen has performed and collaborated with many international companies as a dancer, aerialist, gymnast, trampolinist and stilter. Helen’s ongoing research of the human body, movement education, perception & coordination are supported by her certifications in dance movement, Structural Integration & Reiki Master. She finds additional inspiration in the work of the Axis Syllabus International Research Community, Contact Improvisation dance and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement.
Shading your Movement
Finding Fullness and Freedom with Ashley Fine
In this class, participants will explore various qualities and dynamics in their movement. Through guided practice, choreographed sequences and individual exploration, dancers will research how time, space, force, and energy affect movement, and ultimately lead to limitless options for expression. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and may either go barefoot or wear soft-soled dance shoes.
Ashley Fine is a performer and choreographer from Prescott, Arizona. She is a mother and full-time educator who also devotes a great deal of time to her artistic life. Ashley has choreographed many shows for theater companies, including Prescott Center for the Arts and the Elks Opera House Foundation. She’s taught ballet, jazz, contemporary technique and dance improvisation to students of all ages. She has been an instructor at workshops and dance intensives including Kono Arts Camp in Santa Barbara, CA and Learning To Fly Dance Camp in Prescott, AZ. Ashley has also danced and collaborated with a variety of artists and performing companies such as Ævium, Studiom13, Verbobala, Tamara Albatis, Human Nature Dance Theater, Mills College Repertory Dance Company, and Center Dance Ensemble.
Improvisation, Rhythm, Music and co-creation Delisa Myles
In this class we'll start with partner connection from subtle weight shifts and progressing into more pronounced counterbalancing. You will have the opportunity to explore from lead (initiator) and follow (responder) roles. We'll listen to a variety of styles of music and play with how music translates into dance in your one-of-a-kind way. We'll riff off rhythms of music and movement of your partner in playful call and response improvisation bringing new possibilities of expression and freedom into your dancing.
Delisa Myles (creative director, Flying Nest Movement Arts)
Delisa Myles is a dancer, choreographer and educator. She developed and taught in the dance program at Prescott College from 1994-2016. She has particular interest in improvisation, composition and dance in collaboration with the natural world. She has done extensive work with intergenerational performance and her work has been funded repeatedly by Arizona Commission on the Arts. Delisa is a founding member of Human Nature Dance Theatre and AEvium, and is currently a freelance collaborator. She co-created Nature Moving Women with Jade Sherer and leads several retreats a year that focus on women listening to the wisdom of body and earth. For the last ten years Delisa has been studying and teaching Argentine tango with her husband Earl Duque. Delisa’s dance interests have continually led her to create ways to connect people to one another, to cultivate expression and acceptance of the changing body, and to love and experience the world with increasingly deeper sensitivities. Her creative practice currently includes meditation, photography and gardening. She has a M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance from the University of Colorado.