CT Dance Now!

Connecticut Dance Alliance is hosting CT Dance Now!

A series of 10 virtual dance events hosted in partnership with Connecticut University and Collegiate dance departments.  CT Dance Now! events will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM via Zoom.

Our next event in the series will be held on November 24, hosted by Wesleyan University

Dancing During Pandemic

This dance class will combine a mindful-movement warm-up, creative exploration, a full bodied energetic movement phrase, group-movement-listening, and a breath and focus-oriented mediative ending.

During any major social transformation or crisis, like this pandemic, movement practice is essential. Our world and our rules of engagement are changing before our eyes. Creative physical movement is integral to our physical and psycho-social well-being, and through it we learn how to navigate our world. On a basic level, we dance to energize our muscles, to stimulate circulation of blood, breath, oxygen. But, equally important, we also need to move in ways that help us adjust physically, and make sense of our circumstances–to orient ourselves to our new environment. We dance to feel joy, and sometimes we dance to simply feel. This is the overarching purpose of this course: to collectively find new ways of being, understanding, moving, and creating our new world.

 

    

Photo courtesy of Wesleyan University

 

The series will consist of performances, discussions and classes offered by dance professionals, artists and educators representing dance across the state.
The CT Dance Now! series is free. CDA’s programs and events are supported by our membership and tax-deductible donations.

 

Join us for the final event in the series on Tuesday, December 1 from 5:00-6:15 PM, hosted by The Hartt School

The Hartt School Dance Division recently presented the works of two master choreographers, José Limón and Merce Cunningham. With us to remount these works were two dancers who worked directly with the choreographers in their companies, Nina Watt from Limón and Andrea Weber from Cunningham. Join us as we explore the process and view segments of the dances with these two outstanding artists.

 

Arielle Solomon in “Wingéd”

Choreography: José Limón  Photo: John Long

 

No preregistration is needed, simply log in for each event https://www.thequicklive.com/