08/26/2016 – Ballet Technique with Brian Devine

Brian Devine 2016-08-26

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 6:30-8PM
Ballet Technique with Brian Devine
Professional Level Class (ages 18 or older only, please)
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Dance Studios
3901 S Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76109
$15 purchased online in advance*,
$20 purchased at the door

PARKING and ENTRANCE: Park in the lot adjacent to Hulen Street. Enter through the school’s main entrance, facing Hulen St.

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Brian Devine is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from The Ohio State University. In addition he became a certified Pilates instructor in 2006. Born in Tucson, AZ, Mr. Devine began dancing at the age of ten. He continued his training during his four years of high school at Interlochen Arts Academy.

As a professional dancer, Mr. Devine has had the privilege of performing with companies in the Pacific Northwest, Northeast and Ohio. He has performed the works of David Dorfman, Luis Fuente, Jose Limon, Wade Madsen, Mark Morris, Sarah Slipper, and Deborah Wolf.  His own choreography has been performed throughout the United States.

Mr. Devine was on Faculty at St. Paul’s School (SPS) in Concord, New Hampshire from 2007 to 2010.  While at SPS he taught all levels of dance and served as Ballet Master for the St. Paul’s School Ballet Company.

His current creative research is centered on choreography where his focus lies in the evolution of site dance.  Mr. Devine continues to explore multiple ideas related to ballet, pedagogy and methods of training today’s dancers for the rapid and ever changing world of dance. Mr. Devine is currently the Assistant Director of Dance at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA) in Dallas, TX where he also Co-Directs Repertory Dance Company I.

Brian’s class utilizes three different training approaches: technique, intellectual curiosity, and artistry. While using classical technique and vocabulary, we will explore contemporary dance sensibilities, engaging with somatic practices and paying close attention to the use of time, space, and effort in the body. Brian looks at technique as a foundation on which to build, or push away from, depending on what one needs.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class with your email receipt and confirmation number as proof of purchase. If you are purchasing your class at the door we accept payment in cash, check or credit card.

*Class will be available for online purchase until August 26 at noon or until the class is at capacity. If for some reason you are unable to attend, you can cancel your class for a partial refund any time up until 48 hours prior to the class. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to your class will not be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that if you do not make your purchase in advance, you may not be permitted to take class due to limited space.