Riley Watts will be leading a dance workshop based on the fundamentals of William Forsythe improvisation and choreography, honing in on the body’s physical strength, coordination, and articulation.
Watts is based in Portland, and his work explores consciousness through movement. He trained at Bangor Ballet and Walnut Hill School for the Arts and received a bachelor’s degree in dance from The Juilliard School in 2007. He has danced across Europe and works as a freelance teacher, choreographer, researcher and performer. Watts is on the faculty at the Bangor Ballet, a member of the advisory committee for the Bates Dance Festival and a dance and performance advisor for Space Gallery. He is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award.