Ilana Silverstein is a dancer, choreographer, improviser and all-around mover and shaker in the DC arts community. In addition to putting out her own thought-provoking work and dancing for others, Ilana supports the growth of other artists in the region through facilitating Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines. I met her a few years ago at the Dinner Party showings at the Warehouse and I’m always impressed with her ability to bring artists of all disciplines together. I’m thrilled she is teaching in our series this April! Class is April 6, 13, 20 and May 11 from 9:30-11:15am and costs $12. See you there!
Class description: This class is for advanced movers with experience in Modern Dance. We will activate the body through a series of floor phrases and moving through space. The style of moving is based on our individual understanding of our skeletal structure, kinesthetic awareness and connection with breath. We will cultivate strength, flexibility, endurance, sensitivity to gravity, momentum and presence. Leave your inhibitions at the door and come dance like nobody’s watching.
Dancer, choreographer, and educator Ilana Silverstein approaches movement with mindfulness and commits to the creative process. Her work challenges the contrasts between the elegant, the grotesque, the organic and the digital. She is an associate artist of force/collision and has performed with Dance Box Theater, Daniel Burkholder/The Playground, Lotta Lundgren, Christine Stone Martin and other independent artists in the D.C. area. Ilana’s work has been presented by the Philly Fringe Festival, Gaia in Washington DC, and was selected for the 2011 Source Festival Artistic Blind Dates. She teaches Moving Meditation at Joy of Motion Dance Center and workshops in Contact Improvisation, Partner Stretch, and an artist feedback structure called Fieldwork. Ilana holds a B.A. in Dance and Environmental studies from Denison University. For more information: www.ilanaspace.com