The Experience Dance Program
A Series of Free Community Classes
CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work is proud to partner with The City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department to offer the FREE Experience Dance Program! These unique classes serve as companion events to the CHOP SHOP Contemporary Dance Festival through education and experience. In addition to offering direct experience of modern and contemporary dance, all Experience Dance Program participants receive a reduced price ticket to the 2017 festival performance of their choice! Two classes are offered as part of the program:
Reading Dance is your chance to engage directly with festival artists as they discuss the craft of choreography. Join the dancers of The Stone Dance Collective and Artistic Director and choreographer Eva Stone as they demystify and reveal the creative process behind contemporary dances. Discover the type of movement language contemporary dance uses, learn different ways that dances are formed, and ask questions of the choreographer and dancers themselves. Reading Dance is open to all ages.
Introduction to Modern Dance is a fun dance technique class for those interested in learning basic modern dance movement vocabulary. Instructor Eva Stone leads participants through a series of exercises that explore the type of movement presented at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work. No experience is necessary! Introduction to Modern Dance is open to all over the age of 8. Please dress in comfortable clothing.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - Bellevue College
12 - 1pm: Reading Dance
1 - 2.30pm: Introduction to Modern Dance
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Crossroads Community Center
5.30 - 7pm: Introduction to Modern Dance
7 - 8pm: Reading Dance
Friday, February 3, 2017 - Bellevue Arts Museum
6.30 - 8pm: Reading Dance
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - The Theatre at Meydenbauer
1 - 2pm: Reading Dance hosted by Eva Stone with Bryn Cohn & Adam Barruch
All Experience Dance Program classes are offered free of charge, but registration is required. To register for Crossroads Community Center classes, please call 425.452.6885. For Bellevue College and Bellevue Arts Museum classes, please call 206.799.6004 to register. No registration is necessary for Reading Dance at The Theatre at Meydenbauer.
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007 (Map)
Crossroads Community Center
16000 NE 10th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008 (Map)
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 (Map)
Dancers: Jessica Johns and Toa Paranihi
(New Zealand School of Dance)
Photo: Stephen A’Court