Class: Body and Landscape: Creating Solo Practices with Jeanine McCain

Monday, April 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm CST

We are a part of the land we live on. How do we carry pieces of it within us as we move through our lives? How does our shared experience of the land bring us together? In this improvisational composition workshop, we will explore solo improvisation practices in movement, writing, and dance composition that connect us to our environment for inspiration, leading to the creation of a short solo piece that can be set or improvised based on the practices. All experience levels in movement, improvisation, and/or dance composition welcome.

Jeanine McCain is an interdisciplinary dance teaching artist. Her performance research explores a sense of place within physical landscapes and how this shapes us as humans. She is excited by improvisation, site-specific work, creating screendance, and using projection technology to create intimacy in performance. McCain’s recent work has been performed at Ursinus College, University of Northern Colorado, World Dance Alliance-Americas General Assembly 2019, Sans Limites Performance Series NYC, Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival, and Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. She is a member of the International Interdisciplinary Artist Consortium facilitated by Peter Sciscioli and based at Naropa University, and is on faculty for Moving Arts Lab at Earthdance. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in Dance and Theatre from the University of Montana. McCain serves as Associate Professor of Dance at Ursinus College near Philadelphia, PA.

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