Sam Wentz of Trisha Brown Dance Company Teaches Sunday, Oct 15
This masterclass will be focused on ensemble improvisation. The class will begin with simple, somatic-based exercises that allow us to locate, ground, and mobilize our parts into a coordinated, available whole. Tackling ideas such as time-bending, shared frequencies, and interdependence, we will hone in on composing while cultivating, listening, and adhering to an emergent, kinetic language.
Sam Wentz, originally from North Dakota, started his professional training at Idyllwild Arts Academy (’06), received his BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (’09), and was awarded the Teaching Fellowship as an MFA candidate at Bennington College (’16). He performed with the Trisha Brown Dance Company (2009-present), as well as Wally Cardona & Jennifer Lacey, Mark Morris, Gerald Casel, Jmy James Kidd and Christopher Williams. He has been a guest teacher at P.A.R.T.S. (BE) since 2013. He has taught workshops nationally and internationally at places such as: ADF (California), the Backhaus Dance Company Summer Intensive, UW Seattle, UC Berkeley, Yale University, UA Tucson, UW Milwaukee, Dansen Hus (Stockholm, SW), Dance House (Dublin, IE) and many more. His class is influenced by his studies with Barbara Mahler, the Alexander Technique, Gerald Casel, and the work of Trisha Brown. His own work has been presented at Chashama (NYC) and the Bennington Museum (VT).
408 Broadway, South Portland
8-16$ sliding scale