Keith Thompson is teaching class Tuesday-Friday mornings at Dance Exchange this week! He teaches a great class, and has an eye for physical detail like no other artist I know. I love watching him work with students within technique class to help them find clarity and ease in even the most challenging movement.
Keith is teaching as a part of the first week of our Summer Institute, but class is open to the public at a rate of $12 per class. Class is from 9-10:30am each morning from July 26-29. Keith’s bio and class description are below.
- Keith A. Thompson, choreographer, teacher, dancer, completed his MFA Research Fellowship in Dance from Bennington College in 2003, danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1992-2001, served as Trisha’s Rehearsal Assistant from 1998-2001, has performed with the Bebe Miller Company and currently performs and is rehearsal director with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; he has taught master classes and workshops in Contemporary Technique, choreography and partnering globally including master company teacher for Sasha Waltz & Dancers (Berlin), TsEKh Summer Dance School Moscow Russia, the International Dance Festival (Kyoto, Sapporo, Tokyo Japan), Tanzwerkstatt Europa Festival (Munich), Berlin, Paris, Montpellier France and the Korea Dance Festival (Seoul, Korea); Keith has been faculty at the Florida Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, has served on several university faculties, served on artistic panels such as DTW’s Fresh Tracks and adjudicator for American College Dance Festival Association, since ’05; he has his own company, ‘danceTactics performance group’, his choreography has been featured at Harvard University, University of Maryland College Park, the American Dance Festival Faculty Concert, Montpellier International Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop Guest Artist Series 2006 (New York, NY); Dance Boom Festival at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Dixon Place NYC, ICOM at DNA, American Dance Guild Festival, the 15th Anniversary Dancenow New York Festival and the 2011 Annual Aging in America Conference.
Integration Through Movement Technique: This class is geared towards movement principles that deal with the human body’s design. Warm-up exercises will draw on elements of basic alignment and structural soundness and direct the student toward flexibility, fluidity and power. We will explore and apply these methods to movement phrases involving multiple pathways, quick changing rhythmic patterns, and dynamic shifts of energy. Emphasis in the class will be put on technique exercises leading into a rigorous research that guides the student towards a new integration of mind and body.