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 are held at Greenwich Academy in the Wallace Performing Arts Center.
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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.
Mark your calendars for our Spring Open Class Series (Wednesdays at 7:00 and Saturdays at 12:00 in May and June). Faculty will include Maria Bauman, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Pamela Pietro, Becky Radway, Stuart Singer, Nathan Trice and Manuel Vignoulle.
Final classes of the season:
Wed. June 21 - 7:00-8:30 PM, Sat. June 24 - 10:00-11:30 AM & Wed. June 28 - 7:00-8:30 PM
*season-ending Prosecco toast to follow on 6/28
Moving Thinking Bodies - A practice and process for movement based artists w/ Lindsey Dietz Marchant
This practice attunes our physical awareness to embed mindfulness within highly physical dancing through kinesthetic listening. Jointly investigating the dialogue between physical and intellectual information, manifesting through our unique dancing bodies, we’ll use set and improvised movements to explore experiential and somatic strategies, sequential movement, initiations, release, flow, falling, momentum, ease and efficiency. Moving with simultaneous abandonment and precision, we’ll continually make space for our individual approaches to moving.
Our next performance project will be Fall 2017!
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
Thursday Yoga w Diana Deaver will contunue!!
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!!
Movement Practice w/ Stuart Singer
Sat. July 22 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Inside of improvised scores and learned movement sequences, we will cultivate and interrogate strategies for dancing. We will observe how we engage with material, and what we notice about our engagement will also become material. We will consider functionality and expressivity. We will dance together and for one another.
August Body Session TBD
Moving Energy: Exploring the subtle energy system within and around the body w/ Olivia Frazao
Sat. Sept. 16 or 23 (Exact date TBA)
A CONTINUUM WORKSHOP W/ MELANIE GAMBINO
October 2017 - 12:00-2:00 PM