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Moving Target Portland w/ Nora Petroliunas

  • Mechanic's Hall 519 Congress Street Portland ME 04101 USA (map)

Class will begin with a simple and feel good follow along warm-up to get to know our bodies and classmates a bit better. From there Nora will begin the introduction of some short movement phrases drawing inspiration from classics a grapevine? perhaps a polka or a waltz? We will then have time to build on these phrases creating a personalized movement vocabulary through a series of improvisation games and provocations. There will be time to layer in thoughts and feelings and by the end of class together we will have created a moment of masterpiece. The music will be good and it will be fun!

Nora Petroliunas is a 2006 graduate of the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. She is the artistic director of the Pharmacy Project, a group of friends working together since 2009 to create narrative dance performance pieces for atypical spaces with the help of the Brooklyn Arts Council, and a series of wonderful collaborators and producers. Settings have ranged from dingy and dark Brooklyn Veterans Post 8903 to the ethereal rooftop garden of the Chelsea Hotel. Her work has been presented by Gowanus Art and Production, Dance Now NYC, Triskelion Arts, Be Electric Studios, Little Theatre, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, Links Hall, The Bushwick Starr, LIGO Project, Certamen Internacional de Coreografia in Burgos, Spain as well as the Cape Dance Festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Nora was a guest artist at SUNY Purchase for the Spring 2018 semester before relocating to Portland. The Pharmacy Project made their Maine debut in the Fall of 2018 as part of The Moving Body in Space at SPACE. Nora is excited to spread her love of approachable modern dance to a new community. Please visit to see the company in action.