August 15, 2014, 6PM-7:45PM
Arlington Heights High School Dance Studios*
4501 West Fwy
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Modern Technique with Kerry Kreiman
18 & older only
Kerry will teach a modern dance technique class which is very likely to be influenced by her studies in Humphrey-Limon, Cunningham, and Evans techniques, along with her studies in Laban/Bartenieff, Pilates, and these many years of dancing and living in a human body. There is a 90% chance that the class will involve a lot of turning, facing changes, and directional changes. There is a 50% chance that it will include complex rhythmic patterns, a 70% chance that there will be some exercises done at your own breath tempo, and at least a 40% chance that you might do the same sequence at more than one tempo or rhythm. There is a 99% chance that you will have to stand on one leg for a while, and a 100% chance that the class will use all 3 levels in space, despite the fact that Kerry may not demonstrate all of this fully due to the lack of cartilage in her right knee. Hazardous Dancing Outlook: Laban Efforts may appear in a variety of manifestations. While truly hazardous dancing is not expected, there is a 100% chance you will be asked to make some of your own choices during class, potentially layering on your own arm patterns, choosing points in your kinesphere, or moving into unfamiliar territory – hopefully with a sense of discovery and adventure.
Kerry Kreiman is the executive and artistic director of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth.
Co-founder of the CD/FW company in 1990, Kerry has choreographed over sixty works for professional and civic dance companies, universities, high schools, musicals, theater productions, outdoor festivals, site-specific projects, liturgical celebrations and a commercial industrial show. Her choreography for other organizations includes commissions and re-stagings for Fort Worth’s Shakespeare in the Park, Purdue University, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Southold Dance Theatre, New Century Danscene, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival, RetroFest, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Ballet Concerto, the Emma Willard School, the University of North Texas, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The Star-Telegram has recognized Kreiman as “one of the most inspired artistic leaders in our community.” She has performed in works by a variety of choreographers, including Loris Anthony Beckles, Stan Bobo, Mary Cochran, Jerry Bywaters Cochran, Creach/Koester, Chuck Davis, David Dorfman, Margie Fargnoli, Ellen Page Garrison, Caryn Heilman, David Hochoy, Doris Humphrey, Kate Kuper, Linda Leonard, Jose Limon, Dana Eugene Nicolay, Douglas Nielsen, Ruby Shang, Yacov Sharir, Mercy Sidbury, Jeff Slayton, Gus Solomons jr, Linda Tarnay, Lily Cabatu Weiss, and Chester Wolenski.
As a teacher, she has taught all ages and levels from ages 3 and up, in nearly every possible venue — dance studios; public school classrooms, gymnasiums, stages and cafetoriums; pre-schools; city parks; libraries; shopping malls; museums; arts festivals and camps and more. In addition to teaching for the CD/FW School and “Dance Delivered” educational and community outreach programs, Kerry is a certified Pilates instructor and is a co-owner and Top Mechanic for The Body Garage, a Pilates studio in Fort Worth.
Kerry holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a BFA in Modern Dance and a BA in Philosophy from Texas Christian University.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class with your
email receipt and confirmation number as proof of purchase.
*Arlington Heights is located at the intersection of Hulen and I-30. Parking is available behind the tennis courts, in the lot that borders Hulen. The entrance to the studio faces Hulen.