Rocking, sliding, spiraling, rolling, rising, and falling constitute the essential vocabulary of contemporary floor work, in which the floor is our first partner together with gravity and momentum. We will explore and deconstruct this vocabulary through the lens of Bartenieff Fundamentals using movement explorations, improvisation, and set floor sequences.
Cecilia Fontanesi is a dancer, aerialist, contact improviser, movement analyst, dance/movement therapist and neuroscientist. She graduated from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS, New York) in 2011, where she currently teaches as Core Faculty. In 2015, she co-founded the collective of dancers Parcon NYC, dedicated to exploring the relationship with the environment through movement and social reflection. Since 2016, she works as a dance/movement therapist with people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Cecilia is completing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience on Dance for Parkinson’s at the Graduate Center (CUNY, New York). In 2017, she started serving as Artistic Director Associate for the IDACO (Italian DAnce COnnection) festival in NYC. She currently performs for Fly-by-Night Dance Theater and is supported by the Overtime Dance Foundation.
To inquire about class scholarships please contact RommieStalnaker@labaninstitute.org by Monday, August 31st, 11:59 pm ET.