One of my favorite dancers, Tzveta Kassabova, begins teaching her FRIDAY CLASS series this Friday. Tzveta’s class gives dancers physical tools to discover a range of movement and emotion within their dancing. It’s also very lively and very fun–Tzveta’s joy and curiosity in class are infectious. She’ll teach from 9-10:30am on November 4, 11 and 18. Class is $12.
Class description: This technique class strives to help a dancer achieve their individual goals by working towards a strong technical foundation, artistry in movement, and dancing from a neutral, relaxed body. The class offers an opportunity to work in-depth on body alignment, physical clarity, and movement initiation. Warm-up exercises will draw on elements of basic release work, anatomic understanding, and structural soundness, which guide the dancer towards a new integration of their mind and body, flexibility, awareness and power. We will explore and apply these methods to a highly articulate, daring, intricate and physical movement phrase, involving dynamic shifts of energy, level changes and intriguing pathways. By researching movement tasks, as opposed to recreating shapes, the dancers will begin to solve kinesthetic problems in a profound and personal way. We will focus on becoming compelling and magnetic performers, who bring details and quality in any given choreography, and feel at ease within a broad range of movements: athletic, gestural and theatrical.
Tzveta Kassabova believes that dance is a visual art form. She has always been fascinated by the concept of space, and is constantly trying to address it, both in her choreography and design. Tzveta tries to build a world in motion that invites audiences to re-examine their perception of movement, its context, and emotional qualities. As a dancer, Tzveta has been part of Ed Tyler, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and David Dorfman Dance. Her work as a choreographer has been presented both in Europe and US. She received a Metro DC Dance Award (2008), the Prince George’s Arts Council grant (2009) and Maryland State Arts Council award (2010). She holds three Masters degrees. Tzveta loves creating costumes, video projections, set designs and installations for her work.