Master Classes

Contemporary Ballet Master Class with Manuel Vignoulle

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18   1:30-3:30 PM

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LEVELS (AGES 10-17)

Manuel Vignoulle, formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) and Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve (Switzerland), has been assistant choreographer for Alvin Ailey (New York), Het Nationale Ballet (Netherland) and State Theatre (South Africa). He was commissioned by Ailey II, Satelite Collective, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Periapsis Music & Dance, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and performed his own work with Manuel Vignoulle- M/motions at Jacob's Pillow, Fire Island Festival, Bryant Park (New York), Monterrey International Ballet Gala (Mexico) and The Latin Choreographer in France, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil and USA.  To see more of his work: www. manuelvignoulle.com  

CLASS DESCRIPTION AND PHILOSOPHY

I aspire to challenge and better dancers' abilities by giving them varied choreography that will teach them how to use their bodies at full efficiency, accuracy and precision without losing their personalities or qualities in the process. Dancers are magicians and storytellers in which they use the movement to speak their truths. ~Manuel Vignoulle

Manuel's class draws its inspiration from the various experiences he has had throughout his career, in contemporary, modern-jazz and ballet training. The class starts with a warm-up directly inspired from yoga technique with active stretches to loosen the body and create more space within; already connecting the breath with the movement, proposing a more centered and available body for more complex movements. The warm-up will be at the barre then transfers to the center, combining classical ballet technique with a focus on upper body movement, body weight, opposition, breathing and sound. The class will then lead to a piece of set choreography, where the dancers will challenge their technique, spacial awareness, and their own artistic interpretation.

Fees:

$20 - Brooklyn Ballet Students
$30 - Guest Participants
Free for Brooklyn Ballet YPS Students

To register, call 718-246-0146 or email info@brooklynballet.org