FRIDAY CLASS with Lori Yuill

Lori Yuill is teaching in our FRIDAY CLASS series beginning this Friday! She will teach on February 3, 10, 17 and 24. I’m thrilled to have Lori teach after watching her focused and warm performances in her work (with collaborator and husband Brian Buck) Red Hips at our studio in December, and in Stephanie Miracle’s Recollecting Disappearing in lost, left, found & borrowed in early January. Her class description and bio are below. Class is from 9:30-11:15am on Fridays and costs $12.


Lori Yuill. Photo by Brian Fox

Originally from Texas, Lori Yuill is now a Takoma Park based dance artist.  She holds an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College.  Lori has had the great pleasure of performing with Sara Rudner, Milka Djordjevich, and Anneke Hansen in NY, Suchu Dance in Houston, and Momentum Danza Contemporanea in Guatemala; all of whom have contributed to her love of dance and inspired her to expand her movement horizons.  Her choreography has been presented through the Field, WAX, Dance Conversations at the Flea, Diverse Works, and The Big Range Dance Festival.  Internationally Lori has shown work in Paraguay, Guatemala, Brazil and Argentina.  She makes work that brings out the idiosyncrasies of the performer and celebrates the individual with the idea that the strong individual builds and strengthens the community.

Class description: I design class with the intention of training both the brain and the body.  In class I love to play with rhythm and create situations that encourage new physical coordinations.  I believe that by challenging our bodies to do something they have never done before we open ourselves to a greater spectrum of expression and a deeper level of luscious moving.  Some of the tools I’ve found helpful in achieving this goal are layering phrases, retrograde, inversion and improvisation.  These tools introduce unusual physical situations that create new neuromuscular connections and give us access to a greater range of movement options.  I’m interested in creating a class within which each individual can expand their range of dancing and have time to explore ways of training their body.



About Sarah Levitt

Sarah Levitt (Resident Artist/Communications Coordinator) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Maryland.