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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,
April 29- Limon workshop with Raphael BoumailaRaphael Boumaila leads this workshop which explores concepts of Humphrey/Limon technique and repertory.
Workshop Fee: $25
San Jose State University dance studio, Washington Square Hall, 4th street on the corner of Paseo San Antonio, San Jose.
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About Raphael Boumaila:
Raphael Boumaila is a graduate of Conservatoire National Superieur de musique et danse Lyon, France. He performed Red Note/Andy Degroat Company before becoming a charter member of Limon West Dance Project in 1994. He then joined the Limon Dance Company in 1998 where he still is a principal dancer. He also performs duet concerts with Nina Watt in the US and abroad. Raphael Boumaila is a Limon Master teacher.
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Jose Limon's "A Choreographic Offering" at CCDA
The dancers of Mark Foehringer's Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts (CCDA) are currently in rehearsals for Jose Limon's A Choreographic Offering.
June 13 and 14
By arrangements with Jose Limon Dance Foundation in New York City we have obtained the rights to perform A Choreographic Offering.
Limon Dance Company principal, Raphael Boumaila, has been in residence with CCDA since February to reconstruct a suite from A Choreographic Offering for CCDA.
2015 is the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Limon Dance Company in New York City. Works by Jose Limon are being performed all over the world to celebrate his work and artistry. CCDA has been granted the license to perform this work. We feel privileged to be included in this celebratory of this modern dance master and his work.
Also on this program is Foehringer's Entrelazo (excerpts); Brian Fisher's Reflect/Retract and a performance by MFDP|SF.
This Limon project is made possible by funds received through our spring fundraising campaign. We are grateful to all who contributed.
We continue to accept donations for this show and for CCDA programming. Please see the bottom of the page to make your donation.
A Choreographic Offering will be reprised at SpectorDance Showcase on August 1 and 2 in Marina, CA.
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CCDA Summer Intensive at SJSU
9 am to 5 pm at San Jose State University dance studios
Includes MFDP|SF dancers: Brian Fisher, Heather Cooper and Sonja Dale
This workshop includes: Ballet, Modern dance, Contemporary dance influences, world dance, Jazz and Hip hop.
Sonja Dale (yoga instructor)
Kristine Elliott (Ballet-former ballerina of American Ballet Theatre)
Portsha Jefferson (Haitian Dance)
LaTanya Tigner (West African Dance)
Nika Clark (Hip hop)
CCDA faculty members- Jill Yager, Heather Cooper, Brian Fisher CCDA director- Mark Foehringer
9 to 10 am - Yoga
10:15 to 12:15pm- Ballet
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm - Lunch
12:45 to 2:45 pm - Contemporary, Modern and weight bearing partnering
2:45 to 3 pm- Break
3 to 5 pm- Jazz, World dance, Hip hop
Summer Intensive fee: $375
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