Cunningham Intermediate Modern Dance Class – Boulder Ballet

These classes have a 40-50 minute Cunningham warmup then Adagio.. across the floor and then jumps…

We then go into clear ways of  Dance Indeterminacy and exploration through Mindful movement, Rhythm, space, flow, direction, stillness, change in dynamics, change in levels, standing, 3 point balance to the floor, moving, leaping turning, and triplets.

Registration

To register, please contact beth@boulderballet.org


I really enjoyed learning Cunningham technique from Sumi. It felt very right for my body and I love how most of the exercises are done in parallel as well as turned out. The shifting of weight was a little bit of a challenge but I like the flow of each movement. It was especially interesting to me that wherever you are facing at the time is considered the front. Every step felt direct and purposeful. – Hunter 

Dance Demonstration

 

Date

May 19 2022

Time

all proceeds will be donated to Boulder Ballet
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Cost

$15.00
The Dairy Arts Center

Location

The Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Category
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Instructor

  • Sumi Komo
    Sumi Komo

    Sumi started studying Ballet as a young girl. She had a teacher who had been in Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
    Sumi danced through high school.social dancing of time…and started opening up to broader views of consciousness and Movement.
    When she was 16 she went to Sarah Lawrence College where she trained in Modern and Composition and Choreography….and Philosophy and Psychology.

    Bessie Schornberg told her to go to Merce when she graduated! And of course she did.

    She danced in New York with various people in Cunningham lineage…including Carolyn Brown, Mel Wong and others.
    She has taught Cunninghàm technique and Indeterminancy for decades ..and her Choreography won awards in Boulder 30 years ago.
    SHE has an MFA in Dance, Psychology and Sports Medicine…
    And created workshops for dancers called Alexander technique for the Conscious Dancer..which she taught at Colorado Dance Festival in the 1990s.

    She has had her company:
    Komo Danceworks starting in Boulder in 1990.
    in 1998 she want to Austin and started all over.!
    In 2018 she came back here to Boulder to begin yet again and be inspired by mountains and sky and the openness of Boulder Consciousness and Dance..

    Sumi is thrilled to be offering teachings of Cunningham Dance and Alexander at Block 1750!

Next Occurrence

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  • Date
    May 24 2022
  • Time
    all proceeds will be donated to Boulder Ballet
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm