2021 VIRTUAL SUMMER INTENSIVE
SAVE THE DATE! We are bringing back our one week Summer Intensive this year. Last summer, we had a great turnout for our summer intensive technique, composition and improvisation classes. Technique classes got us moving and feeling great as a big group! Virtual improvisation and composition allowed our dancers and creators to form special collaborative bonds. Two of our wonderful intensive participants continued their duet project with musical composer Muriel Louveau and developed their work into a film! John Yannelli participated in our Summer and Winter Intensives and live composed during our solo compositions! This year our summer intensive is virtual again, and we may have some in-person spots available as well. We look forward to another fun week of technical and creative explorations.
2021 Virtual Intensive
Dates: July 12 – 16
Location: Zoom (In-person options as available)
Classes Monday through Friday
$150 – In-Person
$120 – Virtual
$17 – Drop-In Class*
$150 – Housing Fee, if needed
*Virtual is preferred, in-person drop-ins must follow COVID Safety Guidelines and notify us 24 hours in advance
COVID Safety Guidelines: In-person dancers MUST be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination
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2021 SPRING CLASS THANK YOU:
Our Spring Class Series has come to an end. A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing dancers who attended weekly class and danced with us. It has been a wonderful journey and we are so thankful for your dedication and hard work.
Don’t worry! We are planning our summer class schedule and offerings. We would love to hear your feedback about our virtual classes and curriculum. We welcome your honest experiences, your suggestions for scheduling and offerings, and your ideas on ways we can further improve our virtual offerings. This greatly helps us grow as a company and to be able to offer further impactful experiences.
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Keep an eye out for our 2021 Summer Class Series schedule! COMING SOON
SPRING INTO SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
We are beginning our summer internship program and have had a wonderful spring internship program experience! Our Company Manager Leigh Ann Gann has recently returned from maternity leave, and our Interim Company Manager Alaina Wilson is now helping us as a Development Associate. We also welcome KeAysia Middlebrooks, who graduated our internship program, and has now returned as a Company Fellow. As we get ready to welcome this summer’s group of impressive interns, we wish our spring interns all the best in their next endeavors, and hope to work with them again soon!
Thank you to all our Summer 2021 applicants! We enjoyed reading your materials and look forward to finding ways to include you in our BodyStories family in the future.
Now that the transformation of our property upstate in Jefferson, NY is underway, BodyStories is busy planning company events and community and arts gatherings. We are also working on projects inside and outside ourselves, and planning renovations and construction with contractors. As our renovations progress, it is fun to reflect on some of the sweet and silly moments that brought us here. It feels as if we had a sea of boxes we had to wade through in our visits last fall, all the while sleeping on an air mattress! So many boxes to unpack & so much planning! We’ve been hard at work organizing all the set pieces, boxes of costumes, and office materials for BodyStories, and they now (almost) all have a proper home. Wow, getting organized! We look forward to revealing the phases of our current progress soon. This place is magical for creating, gathering, cooking, and being!
Hope to see you all soon in NYC or here upstate. Thank you all for your continued support as we continue this project, setting up this additional space for the whole BodyStories community to enjoy.
Apricity Press Issue 6 features BodyStories’ work reeling → healing. reeling → healing, created in 2018, investigates the frustration and helplessness that can occur as a result of the constant barrage of misled policies and hatred infecting our country. Original music by Kevin Keller and costumes by Nina Katan add to the sense of urgency and need for community, working in tandem with the choreography to immerse the audience in a fully-formed world. As an intimate community, the performers and audience find a way to connect via “The Emotional Architecture of a Bridge,” an original concept drawn and created by Teresa Fellion that involves audience interaction.
Apricity Press is an incredible online publication featuring multi-genre works from dance works to poetry to visual art. The purpose of the publication is to construct a “space where incredible literary, art, and dance works could be published side by side, showcasing the tremendous inherent connections between the forms”. We are honored to be featured in the current issue alongside many brilliant creators, writers, and artists.
2021 ARTS HIGH FESTIVAL:
In collaboration with the Arts & Education Center in New Jersey, BodyStories adjudicated, led workshops, and organized a final dance performance presentation with the high school and college students from Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union Community Colleges. Teresa has taught as an Adjunct Professor with these schools, offering an online semester long course in technique composition, and improvisation.
We also led a virtual yoga/meditation/breathing workshop for high school students at Life Sciences Secondary School on the Upper East Side. What a wonderful way to help high school students stay in tune with their bodies and minds during this moment of transition!
VIRTUAL DANCE PARADE:
On May 22nd, BodyStories participated in the Annual Dance Parade and Festival! We offered an online 30 minute teaching workshop and performance presentation to dancers and dance lovers. It was a successful global interactive event, with thousands of Zoom cameras on performance, teaching and party stages. It was an exciting and diverse festival with classes offered in dance styles, such as Salsa, Break Dance, African, Hip-Hop, Indonesian, Soca-based Carnaval, Isadora Duncan Technique and many others.
Thank you to the festival organizers and everyone who attended and danced with us!
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