ShaLeigh Comerford teaches at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios

Masterclass: Physical Inquiry of Balletic Forms

Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford was invited to offered a three-week workshop at ADF. The masterclass is based in a variety of modalities and body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body through classical and neo classical forms. The classes are designed to be suitable for professional dancers as well as all who are curious for new ways to unlock their natural technique. The work in class engages students in a process that facilitates changes in the way we experience and relate to our bodies moving through an awareness of our form in space. We work with deep connections in the pelvis, freeing the upper body and spine to move with ease and expression while developing clear relationships of our body to the space around us. Modalities include applications from Eric Franklin, Lisa Harris, Irene Dowd, Anouk van Dijk, Christine Wright, William Forsythe and Andrea Olsen.

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This beautiful group of movers enjoyed the last day of the session with an impromptu photoshoot with ShaLeigh!

ABOUT: The year-round programs at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios are dedicated to providing a sound scientific and aesthetic base for all ages and all levels of dance training, from beginning to professional. Our studios serve as a center for creative activity in Durham, North Carolina in which students learn in a welcoming and non-competitive environment from faculty who are experts in their fields. Our programs offer a variety of classes for the dancer and non-dancer alike, designed to strengthen the body, increase flexibility of movement, and foster an appreciation of dance. For more information, visit their website here

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