MiXt Co. is our signature class series and performance project, offered in the fall, winter and spring. Through a weekly class and rehearsal process ending in an informal performance for full project participants, dancers in groupings by Rigorous level, MiXt level and/or Gentle level, each work with choreographers once per week during the residency. Dancers typically participate in either Rigorous or Gentle groupings AND all are welcome in the MiXt level group (dancers can choose to come once or twice per week, and some may even feel comfortable in all 3 offerings). Choreographers create a short work for those able to commit to the season for each group (5-6 sessions). They may also present their own professional companies in the culminating informal performance. Drop-in classes are available from 7:00-8:15, anytime throughout the season, for those who can't commit to the full performance project. The program strives to be a catalyst between NYC and CT choreographers, dancers, dance enthusiasts and audiences. Choreographers gain access to new communities of movers. Participants have access to quality contemporary, modern and/or classical practice and process, while our local audience will enjoy the variety created and presented.
MiXt Co. Classes or the full MiXt Co. Class + Performance Project are offered for those with prior dance or movement experience. Performance Project participants must be 16 or older, though younger dancers are welcome to drop in for classes.
The Body Sessions are monthly master-class offerings. These Saturday workshops, each taught by different practitioners, will dive into deep explorations of functionality, body-mind connection or distinct physical practices, and will continue to feed and educate our community of dancers and movers and compliment our class offerings.
- The Rigorous performance project is designed for professional level dancers.
- The Gentle level is accessible to those with any prior dance experience.
- MiXt level and open level classes offer a great opportunity for a range of professional and experienced dancers to work together.
- Thursday Yoga and The Body Sessions workshops are open to those with any movement background (dance experience is not necessarily required) unless otherwise noted in class description.
Affiliate rate for drop-in classes, project fees and workshops, which is available to professional performers, artists, educators, students, seniors, NYC commuters and other affiliated members, helps make participation in MiXt Co. affordable for everyone.
All classes through Nov. 18 are held at Greenwich Academy in the Wallace Performing Arts Center.
On Monday, Nov. 27, we will begin MiXt Co. classes at The Loft at Christ Church: 250 E. Putnam Ave. More info about how to find us coming soon! (Enter just behind the middle of the "U" shaped drive way, or through the side entrance from the West parking lot with the "Neighbor to Neighbor" sign.
Be ambitious and come dance with us, or, find out how you can help us keep MiXt. Co.
Class, Project and Workshop Fees:
Affiliate rate (25% off regular rate) available for professional performers, artists, educators, NYC commuters, students, seniors or other affiliated members. There will be a prompt to activate affiliate rate at registration. A one-time $25 fee will be required to activate affiliate rate (If you plan to come to at least 5 classes, you will recuperate this fee through discounted savings.) Fee waived for GA employees, MAC members or those who bring a new friend to MiXt Co. classes.
Diana is on maternity leave until the end of January. The wonderful Giselle Nelson and Megan Young will be teaching until then...And don't miss our Nov. 18 Continuum Body Session with Melanie Gambino (and also a Marcia Brooks/Various Works performance of her Duet, Aerial, in NYC on Nov. 19), we'll be well nourished until Thanksgiving. THEN - We'll dance at The Loft at Christ Church on Monday, Nov. 27 with the fantastic Pamela Pietro...Don't miss the chance to connect with MiXt Co.
Thursday Yoga w Gisele nelson and Megan Young will continue While Diana is on Maternity leave!!
Diana will be back in January...Diana describes her class as Hatha Yoga done in a creative Vinyasa flow style. It Incorporates Pranayama (breath work). Class aims to help manage stress in a modern world. It's a lovely class!
Drop in for any session or join us regularly!!
The Body Sessions
A CONTINUUM WORKSHOP W/ MELANIE GAMBINO
Sat. Nov. 18 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Thank you to our amazing Spring Open Class series guests: Maria Bauman, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Pamela Pietro, Becky Radway, Stuart Singer, Nathan Trice and Manuel Vignoulle.
Photo of Nathan Trice by Judith Stuart, of Becky Radway by Sam Plocer, of Pamela Pietro by Kirk Donaldson, of Manuel Vignoulle by Shawn Koppenhoefer. Top photo of Manuel Vignoulle by Michael Angelo.