PWYC Intermediate Modern Technique


Sarah Sam Stephanie 91b (1)

Mondays • 7:00 – 8:30pm

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Luther DeMyer of Pacific Northwest Ballet

August 12th

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Luther’s intermediate modern technique class will focus on the styles of contemporary choreographers like Crystal Pite and Alexander Ekman. We will focus on total body awareness, with particular emphasis on creating a variety of textures in movement and examining what parts of the body initiate movement. Come enjoy a fun and challenging class

Luther DeMyer was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and received his dance training at the Indianapolis School of Ballet under the guidance of Victoria Lyras. He went on to study at Miami City Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet. He is currently a dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. At PNB, he has performed works by George Balanchine, Alexander Ekman, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Justin Peck, Crystal Pite, and Jerome Robbins.

Randy Talley of Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective

August 19th & 26th


Randy’s class will introduce movers to Modern and Post-Modern dance techniques like Doris Humphrey’s Fall and Recovery and Release technique. Expect a physical class with great exercise!

Randy Talley is a dance and theatre artist with a BFA in dance from The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. At UWM Randy trained in the classical Modern Dance techniques of Fall and Recovery made famous by the master Doris Humphrey. While at UWM Randy also studied Ballet, Partnering, Contact Improvisation, and created an unprecedented 5 new works. Randy continued after his time at UWM to work professionally as a principle dancer for 15 years with Wild Space Dance Company. As a professional dancer, theater artist, choreographer, and teacher Randy spent years working with students at all experience levels, instilling in them the many benefits the performing arts offer including team work, accomplishing a common goal, problem solving, conflict resolution, discipline, inventiveness, and the joy of performance.