Donna Mejia - Open Format: Teacher’s Prerogative - Saturday - 8/5 - 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
After a thorough and refining warm-up, Donna will offer detailed coaching for the purpose shifting your physical capacities to new dimensions. Common pitfalls and not-so-masterful dance moments are the most potent opportunities to grow as dancers. This workshop is for movers who love to dig into their perceived “weak links” with curiosity and humor… tinkering with possibilities until solutions become apparent. Donna has been coaching professional collegiate dancers for 17 years, and possesses a remarkable library of somatic knowledge for this kind of problem solving. In this workshop, Donna has requested the freedom to asses the needs of the participants and offer an open-format class pulling on all varieties of her international dance research. This is your perfect opportunity to experiment with new movement capacities and choices. The primary objective of this course is to enable new physical capacity in a safe and intelligent way. Increased stamina, speed, variation and complexity will be the focus, and foundation bellydance/tribal fusion vocabulary will not be covered. For that reason, this workshop is best suited for experienced dancers who wish to refresh their personal practice with new challenge. Special training topics such as acrobalance, improvisation, musicality, inversions, floorwork, partnering, turning technique, are all on the table for your consumption, and Donna is ready to take your special requests on the fly! Please bring a yoga mat.