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.
Fall 2017 preview class:
Moving Thinking Bodies - A practice and process for movement based artists w/ Lindsey Dietz Marchant - Wednesday, Aug. 23 - 7:00-8:30 PM
MiXt Co. class and performance project will run Sept. 11-Oct. 25. (No session Oct. 9) Monday will be the Rigorous Group w/ Manuel Vignoulle, Wednesday is the MiXt Level Group w/ Lindsey Dietz Marchant and on Thursday, Diana Deaver will continue teaching Pilates/Yoga and Gentle movement for all movers, followed by the Gentle performance project group w/ Marcia Brooks.
Thursday Yoga w Diana Deaver will continue!!
During the fall dance season (Sept. 11-Oct. 25) class will Include Pilates and gentle dance movement, and will end at 8:15 PM - all are welcome for class and anyone interested can stay for rehearsal, to be included in the Gentle performance project w/ Marcia Brooks.
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
Moving Energy: Exploring the subtle energy system within and around the body w/ Olivia Frazao
Sat. Sept. 23 - 12:00-2:00 PM
A CONTINUUM WORKSHOP W/ MELANIE GAMBINO
October 2017 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Body Conditioning from the Inside-Out w/ Pat Miller
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.