David Dorfman Dance Summer Intensive 2016 invites dancers
David Dorfman Dance will hold a summer intensive in the large, historic light-filled studios at Connecticut College from July 1-6. The summer intensive is open admission and will focus on intermediate and advanced level dancers, though all levels are encouraged to register.
David Dorfman is professor of dance at Connecticut College, where his company, David Dorfman Dance, is company in residence.
In this summer intensive, equal emphasis is given to individual rigor and the building of a community. Dorfman and the company members provide a fresh look at movement generation, performing set phrases, partnering, improvisation and mixing movement with text. All students will work with Dorfman in a repertory lab class setting.
His company will hold rehearsals from 6 to 8 p.m. several evenings when observers are welcome. A public showing is planned for July 6 at 5:30 p.m., with a suggested donation of $10.
The cost is $500 for the week-long intensive, not including housing and meals, which are available through the College.
“The summer intensive is our way of bringing back some of the best characteristics of the American Dance Festival. It’s like a mini dance festival,” said Dorfman, referring to the American Dance Festival hosted by Connecticut College from 1948-77, which provided an environment for many well-known American artists and nurtured the development of contemporary dance in America.