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I highly recommend this program for dancers who want to pursue contemporary dance on the college or professional level. My son studied with Mark Foehringer Dance and the other instructors here for two years, and it was one of the best things he did. He would not be the contemporary dancer he is today if it were not for this program. If you live in the Bay Area (N. CA), check it out.
Nina Amir - Parent
I have so much respect and appreciation for Mark and what his program has to offer. He and his faculty of instructors prepared my daughter so well for college dance. She had the tools she needed in both dance etiquette and technique. She was invited to attend every program she auditioned for, and now is thriving. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Julie Egbert - Parent
The most valuable thing I learned from Mark Foehringer was how to be a good professional. Of course I honed things like line, virtuosity, clarity ... things associated with good technique, as well as expanding my artistic interests under his direction. But I learned that it isn't how "good" a dancer I am, but how good a dancer I am to work with that matters. This has been a key factor in building a successful career as a dancer.
Katherine Wells, professional dancer with Robert Moses' Kin, formerly with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company,
Two workshops with Raphael BoumailaLimon/Humphrey technique and Limon rep work taught by Limon Dance Company principal dancer, Raphael Boumaila
Saturday, February 28 – 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday, April 29- 4:30 to 8 pm
Workshop fee- $25 per workshop SJSU student workshop fee- $15 per workshop- CASH ONLY
At San Jose State University dance studio
4th street at Paseo San Antonio, Washington Square Hall
2nd floor, San Jose, CA
These workshops are appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers 14 years old and up.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP CCDA raise money to perform a master work for modern dance master Jose LimonWe are seeking $10,000 to fund the production of José Limón’s master work, A Choreographic Offering. This includes fees to license the choreography, train the dancers and produce the performance in June. For more information on this campaign please click here
Last season, our dancers worked with Limón Dance Company principal dancer, Raphaël Boumaïla, on José Limón’s The Winged. It was developed over 6 months in workshops led by Mr. Boumaïla and then went into a rehearsal process with Mr. Boumaïla. CCDA dancers performed it over the 2013-14 season in San José, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Monterey and Lima, Peru.
This season we have scheduled yet another opportunity for our dancers to perform a masterwork by José Limón, A Choreographic Offering. Again it will be staged and developed by Raphaël Boumaïla. We plan to perform A Choreographic Offering for two seasons at various venues.
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Summer IntensiveAugust 3- 7 from 9 am to 5 pm at SJSU dance studio
9 am to 10 am – Yoga and movement awareness
10 am to 12- Ballet
12 to 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 to 2:30- Modern or Contemporary dance
2:30 to 2:45- Break
2:45 to 5- Jazz, World dance or choreographic elements
Faculty includes: Kristine Elliott- Formerly with American Ballet Theater- Ballet
Stacey Printz- Printz Dance Project- Contemporary
John Beasant- formerly with Doug Varone and Dancers of New York City- Modern
Kim Epifano – director of Sonic Dance Theater- Contact Improv and choreographic elements
Portsha Jefferson- director of Rara Tou Limen – Haitian dance
Latanya Tigner- Dimensions Dance Theater- African dance
Plus CCDA’s faculty-Jill Yager- Jazz, Heather Cooper- Contemporary, Brian Fisher- Modern/Partnering and Mark Foehringer-Ballet
Workshop fee: $350
Plus registration fee: $25
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About Jose Limon’s A Choreographic OfferingWhen he was creating A CHOREOGRAPHIC OFFERING IN 1964, Limón described it as “a memorial bouquet which I present to my great master Doris Humphrey. I have taken all the flowers which are her movements and put them together as a memento vitae, to the music of her beloved Johann Sebastian Bach.” The critic P.W. Manchester perhaps best summed up the inspiration and the effect of the work: “A CHOREOGRAPHIC OFFERING is at once a great work and a classically beautiful memorial, offered by a man who, once a pupil, himself became a master and never forgot the debt to his teacher.” It represented yet another stride forward in manipulating large groups of dancers, utilizing movements from fourteen of Humphrey’s dances. Deborah Jowitt called it “a baroque symphony of dance steps, more serene and balanced than earlier Limón works, in which Humphrey’s breathing rhythms and tilting, arching phrases are set into huge wheeling circles, parades, spirals, criss-crossing flights.”
CCDA performs “A Choreographic Offering” on June 13 at 8 pm at Zohar Dance Theater in Palo Alto, CA. The Jose Limon Dance Foundation has granted us the permission to perform this Limon classic.
Reconstructed by Raphael Boumaila, principal of Limon Dance Company, New York City.
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