For one Friday only, Junichi Fukuda teaches FRIDAY CLASS! Don’t miss this chance to take class with an incredible local dancer and choreographer. Junichi’s class is on Friday, March 15 from 9:30-11:15am. Class costs $12, or $10 with a class card.
Junichi Fukuda is a native of Japan. He holds a BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory. He has been a member of Ballet Tech/NY, Oakland Ballet, Smuin Ballet/SF, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Nejla Yatkin’s NY2 Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company where he was featured in numerous principal roles. He is currently a member of New York Baroque Dance Company, Bowen McCauley Dance, and Christopher K. Morgan & Artists. Junichi is also active as a choreographer. His choreography was presented nationally and internationally in France, Japan, Brazil and Germany. Junichi is commissioned to create a new work for Christopher K. Morgan & Artists that premieres April 12, 2013. (For more info, please visit www.christopherkmorgan.com). Junichi is interested in a medley of different styles of dance, from Baroque to Contemporary, and enjoys exploring cerebral concepts in his work. Junichi is a recipient of Dance Place’s 2012 New Releases Commission and 2012 S&R Washington Award. To find out his current activities, please visit WWW.FUKUDANCE.COM
Class description: Working with companies in NYC, Junichi has developed his own philosophy and approach to movement and technique. His movement style is fluid and musical, focusing on alignment, strength, and flexibility. Junichi encourages his students to explore the movement with organic and emotional intentions. His modern/contemporary class incorporates ballet technique for strengthening the lower and upper body while developing fluidity from the modern/contemporary approach. The class begins with floor work, searching for the center of body while encouraging supple joints, and progressively builds to full-bodied movement phrases. The objective of the class is to prepare a student both musically and physically with an emphasis on movement quality and dynamics.